On Saturday September 3, Eureka Books will host a book signing by Arcata resident, Atthys Gage, who has authored two novels, Spark and Flight of the Wren. Copies of both books are now available in the store.
Atthys is a musician as well as a writer with a lifelong love for myth, magic, and books. His second real job was in a book store. As was his third, fourth, fifth, and sixth. Eventually he stopped trying to sell books and, about nine years ago, started
writing them. After studying classics at Haverford College, he developed an interest with the ways that ancient stories influence modern storytelling and has always had a fascination for that cloudy borderline between the normal and the paranormal.
Both novels feature a young protagonist, are set in contemporary culture, and mix magical realism with elements of romance, mystery, history, and adventure. Reviewers have described the books as “wonderfully inventive with compelling characters,” “totally engrossing,” “the writing is elegant and evocative,” and “lovely writing with a sense of humor.”
Athys’s reading audience is for those interested in exploring the world of the paranormal in the modern world. Adults and young adults both are drawn to his characters and stories.