Heroines and Monsters

Friday 30 August

Venue: Hastings Library

10.00 to 11.30

Tickets free but must be booked in advance, available below.

Come and meet children’s fantasy author Kate O’Hearn.

Free event for children aged 9+, accompanied by parents.

Kate O’Hearn

Internationally best-selling children’s author – and Hastings resident – Kate O’Hearn is the author of the Pegasus Series, the Valkyrie series and a number of other fantasy books for children.

Her work is loved by children around the world and has been translated into eleven languages.

Originally from Canada, Kate has had a varied career in fashion, the movie industry and publishing. Kate says: “When we moved to England, and then toured Europe, I was exposed to all the exciting and rich history of the area. So much so, that my imagination spilled over and I started to write. And although I have had many unusual jobs and careers, it has always been writing that has given me the most pleasure. All these things came together in me. They added to my love of reading and the fantastic stories my parents told us on our long journeys when we were children. It wasn’t long after that I was making up my own stories filled with strange and wonderful characters that I came to care deeply for.

Now I want to share that pleasure with everyone. Tell stories of wild adventures in strange lands – but filled with people who are just like you and me. And of families who face terrible dangers and come together as they fight for a common goal.”

Come and join Kate as she reads from her work – and share the richness of her imagination.


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