Sam Bennett is a 20 year old American author. Sam has been writing ever since there’s been a pen and paper in front of him. Growing up as an only child has led him to have an imagination that knows no bounds. His first book, Compass of the Nymphs will be released on September 24, 2013.
Who is your favorite author, and does his or her work inspire your writing?
My favorite author is, without a doubt, Lewis Carroll. 'Alice in Wonderland' was fundamental in me developing a love of reading from an early age. There's something about the carefree, nonsensical attitude to the story that inspires me. Alice's story isn't there to teach children a lesson, but it is simply for the reader's enjoyment. That's why I love writing -- creating a fantasy world for people to escape to and be entertained.
Who designed the cover to 'Compass of the Nymphs'?
Kate Wiebe drew the cover and all of the illustrations in the story. It was important to me to work with up and coming artists, like myself, with the goal of us all propelling forward. I found Kate's art online and instantly knew she was perfect for this project. Each drawing inside the book and the cover itself blew me away! She is so talented, and I really hope she will be able to do the artwork for the rest of the books in Taisiya's Trilogy.
Compass of the Nymphs is the beginning of an epic journey. When all the children in the town of Solames go missing, a young girl named Taisiya sets off to find out why she’s the only child left unharmed. Taisiya learns that the kingdom’s queen is responsible and that she has dark powers that could cause terrible devastation if unleashed.