Our Founder. Carlyle Labuschagne
is a South African award winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about.
"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life."
Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!"
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“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”
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Having discovered her love of words at the tender age of two, Monique has been a passionate reader ever since. She is the founder of the Johannesburg successful Blogger's Networking Evenings, of which two have been held thus far. Monique also runs a blog, Paranormalsphere, which focuses on YA book reviews. She prides herself in her diverse knowledge of books of various genres and loves keeping up to date on all the happening in the publishing world. She is currently working on her first novel. This will be her first year as part of SAIR. Connect with her on Twitter @UrbanisedGeek.
"My biggest dream has always been to be a published author. My other dreams though, are to work with books and people. And what better way to do that, than to work with authors. I know that in the near future I want to study marketing, so that I can be a publicist. And in the far future, I'd like to be a publisher. I'd like nothing more than to stay with books for the rest of my life"
I adore reading, there is possibly nothing better than being transported into another world. Well, unless I’m the one creating that world. I love writing, even more than I love reading. I love the written word. It has the power to take you anywhere in the world, or even take you to a world that doesn’t exist. I write fantasy, thriller and romance. Very different genres but then again I have eclectic tastes. One day I want people to enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy theirs. I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. It is my biggest dream. I’ve started writing 3 books to date and a short story. All currently unfinished, but I’m getting there. Follow my blog and twitter accounts to learn more about me and my random ramblings. www.kellyjadestock.wordpress.com and @kellyjadestock