Jessica Watson At The Black Rock Yacht Club
In association with Hachette Australia Proudly presents
Speaking about her debut novel
When: Sunday 18th March 2018, 3.00pm *NEW DATE & TIME*
Where: BLACK ROCK YACHT CLUB, Half Moon Bay, Black Rock
Format: Jessica will chat about her new book and be available to sign books that you may wish to purchase on the day (Indigo Blue RRP $15.99 True Spirit RRP $22.99)
Cost: Gold Coin Donation to United Nations World Food Programme
Please reserve your place either by Phone Beaumaris Books on 9589 4638 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIGO BLUE An inspiring adventure about fate, friendship and finding yourself from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson .
With a strong female protagonist and a fun adventure story with romance and a touch of fantasy, Indigo Blue is perfect for readers 9+.
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown - the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex's classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn't care less about them . . . or so she tries to tell herself.
As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. A curious discovery leads to the beginnings of a friendship, but it's Sam - the sailmaker's apprentice – and his mysterious ways that capture Alex's attention and force her to question what is real and what matters most.
After 210 days at sea navigating some of the world's most challenging oceans and surviving seven knockdowns, Jessica Watsonsailed triumphantly into Sydney Harbour in May 2010. At 16 she became the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the world.
In December 2011, Jessica skippered the youngest crew to ever compete in the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race, finishing second in their category. She was named Young Australian of the Year 2011. And in January 2012, Jessica was announced in the Australia Day Honours list, receiving an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for services to sailing and being a role model for the youth of Australia.
Jessica completed an MBA in 2017, she is a partner in marine startup Deckee, an ambassador for Mobile Travel Agents, and is a Youth Representative for the United Nations World Food Programme.
Jessica's #1 bestselling memoir, True Spirit, was released in 2010. Indigo Blue is her first novel.