Local Author Showcase - Meet the local authors! Dave Reardon.
Sutherland Shire Libraries Friday, November 04, 2016Don't miss the Sutherland Shire Libraries local author showcase, featuring six local authors sharing their very different books. Meet Dave Reardon!
Local Author Showcase
Saturday 19 November
Bookings essential, book online: bit.ly/2dH2mkQ
I’m a writer, journalist, speaker, husband, proud dad & somewhere along the line I inadvertently became a YouTuber too.
I was a reporter for 10 years, covering crime, politics and crocodile attacks for major Australian and international newspapers. I loved meeting amazing people (most of them unsung heroes) and also got to swim with dolphins (and from sharks). After that I worked full-time with youth and ran an organisation that, amongst other things, staged all-ages concerts with artists such as Guy Sebastian and Switchfoot.
More recently, much of my energy has been directed online, working with my super-smart wife Ann Reardon to produce HowToCookThat – one of the world’s favourite cooking shows with 2.5M subscribers and 20M viewers each month.
Along the way, I’ve ghostwritten books for some great people, had a non-fiction leadership book published and branched into the mysterious world of Young Adult fiction for my first novel ‘The Deep Enders’.
Watch the book trailer...
The Deep Enders by Dave Reardon
When the world burns, all you have is each other. With his home and family torn apart after the
attack on Pearl Harbor, 16-year-old Murph Turner is evacuated to a wild town on the Australian coastline.
An outsider in a bizarre land, he falls in with Micki, a gorgeous but mysterious girl on the run, and Banjo, a hilarious Aboriginal scamp with pyrotechnic tendencies.
All three are running from their past and, despite his misgivings, Murph finds himself drawn to Micki. But even as war clouds gather on the horizon, they are suddenly catapulted into a deadly conspiracy that could shatter their world and destroy everyone they love.
What is your favourite book and why?
The Life of Pi - Yann Martel.
A wonderful mix of adventure, fantasy and spirituality draws readers into an exciting tale before suddenly flipping everything around at the very end.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
A Fatal Tide - Steve Sailah
Why Weren't We Told - Henry Reynolds
What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
Batavia - Peter FitzSimons
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book/s?
I was surprised how time-consuming, but also how enjoyable, writing fiction could be.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Listen to feedback & don't be too defensive. Be prepared to consider different opinions about your work … even it you stick to your guns, it will help you define what is important to you.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
The Deep Enders Website