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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Author Event - Chandra Prasad

Yesterday I had the opportuntity to attend another author event at RJ Julia Bookstore; this time to meet Chandra Prasad, author of the new book, Breathe the Sky.

Chandra was such a wonderful person and very knowledgable when it came to Amelia Earhart. Her new book is historical fiction about Amelia up until her last flight. Where her book differs from other books about Amelia is that she doesn't romanticize what might have happened to her.

It was also interesting to learn that Chandra had someone who helped her learn about how airplanes work, the technology, terminology, and such things to help make the descriptions of the flights authentic. The man was in the audience at the event and it was the first time she was meeting him - it was sweet.

Here is a discription of the book:
"Amelia Earhart disappeared from the world's radar in the 1930s, but she has not been forgotten. Breathe the Sky is a fresh and provocative portrait of the legendary pilot whose courage and charisma have dazzled millions. It is also the first novel to reveal the dark side of Earhart's fame-and the dangerous, madcap course of her final voyage. Venturing where history and biography have not, Breathe the Sky takes the reader on Earhart's last expedition along the equatorial line, through wild storms, across endless desert and jungle, and over shark-infested waters. With stark, nimble prose, Prasad brings Earhart to life once more, securing her place in the pantheon of great explorers, while inspiring risk and adventure in readers."

You can visit her website here.

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