Landen Wakil started to make his mark in the world of arts at age eight years old when he produced and acted in a web series with his brother Skylar. Since then, he has been involved with several film projects as an actor, producer, writer, and a director. Now at age 23, Wakil‘s first novel, ” Some Place Better Than Here” has now been released and is available at Amazon.com. The book was first available on Wattpad with considerable success.
“Some Place Better Than Here” is a teen novel about first love, joy, sorrow, and family, surrounding the main characters of Danny and Mary. Bruce Springsteen‘s “Thunder Road” (a personal favourite of mine too) was frequently played in Wakil’s childhood home in St. Catharines, and it inspired the novel. The character of Mary in “Some Place Better Than Here” also exists in the Springsteen song.
In the novel, the characters learn to eventually make peace with the past and go forward in their lives.
The launch party was held at Night Owl in downtown Toronto, and its rock ‘n roll ambience was a good fit . The Command Sisters (Charlotte and Sarah) who are popular singer/songwriters, were in attendance at the party. Alyssa Baker, actress/singer/songwriter and star of the tv series “Lost and Found Music Studios” was also on hand to celebrate the launch of the novel. Guests enjoyed sushi, vegetarian treats, and sweets while listening to some live rock ‘n roll.