Book Launch: The World of Greek Mythology and The Trespassers Club

13:30 pm
16:00 pm
Raumati South Hall, Tennis Court Road, Raumati South, Kapiti Coast
Raumati South, Kapiti Coast

Join us for the launch of "The World of Greek Mythology" by Ben Spies and "The Trespassers Club" by Helen Vivienne Fletcher. Both books are suitable for middle-grade readers, and we'll be launching them in a fun-filled afternoon with activities for the whole family. There'll be face painting, crafts, a treasure hunt, colouring in competition, sausage sizzle and more! Drop in for a while, or stay for the whole thing. ~~~~~

THE WORLD OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY (ages 10+) Ever wondered what the Greek myths look like through the eyes of a child? Eleven-year-old author, Ben Spies, writes his version of some of the most thrilling tales from Greek mythology. From Titans to Olympians, "The World of Greek Mythology" delivers an action-packed retelling of the myths, from how the world was created to a personal take on some of the greatest and mightiest gods and goddesses. Ben adds his quirky humour to each chapter as we follow the drama of the legendary Trojan War and the epic voyage of Odysseus. But be warned: the gruesome world of Greek mythology is not for the faint of heart … get ready for bloody battles and horrible deaths. If you love Greek mythology, or you’re keen to learn more, this book is sure to delight and captivate your imagination.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - BEN SPIES Ben’s passion for writing led him to become a published author at the young age of nine with his first book, "Weirdo". "The Magic Pencil" followed soon after, at age ten. "The World of Greek Mythology" is Ben’s third book and he shows no signs of slowing down. Go to and see what’s coming next. ~~~~

THE TRESPASSERS CLUB (ages 8-12) Trespassers Club was just supposed to be a game, but sometimes going places you shouldn’t has consequences … Laura has always spent her free time playing Trespassers Club with her sister, Katy. But Katy just turned thirteen and isn’t interested in playing games anymore. When their family moves suburbs, Laura discovers an old abandoned house on her street. It seems like the perfect hideout, but something – or rather someone – is already hiding inside. Laura meets Jacob, a runaway teen in a lot of trouble. Who is Jacob and what is he hiding from … Will Laura get herself into trouble if she gets involved?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - HELEN VIVIENNE FLETCHER Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a children's and young adult author, spoken word poet, playwright and creative writing tutor. She wrote her first novel between the ages of 13 and 16, but unlike Ben's fantastic first books, hers was terrible! Her writing has since improved and she's published two young adult novels - "Broken Silence" and "Underwater" - a short story collection for adults, and three picture books for children. "The Trespassers Club" is her first midgrade novel, and she's excited to be launching it with her student, Ben. Find out more about Helen's writing at and more about her classes at