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Cat Hellisen Reveals the Inspiration for the City of Pelimburg in When the Sea is Rising Red

When the Sea is Rising RedTammy February asked Cat Hellisen to write a guest post about the inspiration for the setting of her book When the Sea is Rising Red for her blog, The Book Fairy’s Haven.

Hellisen says that she wrote the book as a way to reconnect with Cape Town, the city where she was born, while living in Johannesburg. She describes Cape Town as being infused into the fictional Pelimburg , which is “a city of rain and mist and spray”.

Today I’m really excited to welcome Cat Hellisen, author of YA fantasy novel When the Sea is Rising Red, to my blog today.

The reason I’m so delighted to have her featured on my blog today is because not only is Cat and incredibly gifted author whose novel just happens to be one of my top reads of 2012, but also because the settings of her novel is, on so many levels, so very recognisable to me.

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