This release was submitted by the Garwood Library.
On Monday, December 17th, at 7:00 PM, local author and Garwood resident, Eric Nierstedt, will present a program about his latest novel “The Lightrider Journals”, recently published. Eric’s novel is a science fiction epic about Joseph Hashimoto who, in one momentous decision, transforms his ordinary existence. Charged with maintaining a delicate balance between good and evil, Joe and his compatriots must police both sides and destroy anyone who threatens to ruin the harmony, which could result in the utter and destructive chaos of the world.
This is a story of magic and sacrifice, of lost loves, and how a man goes on despite losing everything. And it is the story of what a man gains that allows him to keep going in the face of eternity.
Mr. Nierstedt says, "When I started the Lightrider Journals, the big fantasy novels of the day were Twilight and Harry Potter. I wanted to avoid being another copy of those at all costs. So I combined all my major influences- Terry Brooks, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Stephen King's The Dark Tower. As I wrote, I wanted to explore a concept that wasn't discussed much in any popular fantasy- the idea of showing good and evil as forces both responsible for and essential to life as we know it.”
Mr. Nierstedt will be available for questions from the audience as well as a book signing session at the end of the program. Registration is required. Registration may be done in person at the library, by phone calling 908-789-1670, or signing up at the Library’s interactive calendar page found on their website youseemore.com/garwood.
The Garwood Library is located at the corner of Walnut Street and Third Avenue, at the back of the Lincoln School complex. House of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1: 00 PM.