Eight months to Mars - Ben Sanders
Going to Mars today, is Ben Sanders, the author who had his first book published when he was 20. It topped the New Zealand Adult Fiction Bestseller List for several weeks, and was long-listed for the Ngaio Marsh Award. Not a bad effort for a full-time student and part-time writer, but it was just the start. His fourth novel, yet to be finished, has already been optioned by Warner Brothers in a movie deal that could see his name in the same kind of lights - the bright dazzling kind - as Ngaio Marsh herself.