Zander van Hoepen releases ‘First Move’

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New book shows readers many issues tackled by teenagers today

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LONDON– The author Zander van Hoepen has always had a love for stories, and throughout the years he has yet to grow tired of writing. In “First Move” (published by Xlibris) the author creates an immersive read patterned after his own experiences moving to another place and the anxiety and niceties of meeting new people.

“First Move” is a story about Shawn de Vos, a teenage guy in senior high who immigrates with his family to America from South Africa after his father landed a job in Little Rock, Arkansas. The book revolves around his transition into his new school and environment. Being a victim of bullying at first, he struggles to find his place in school and above all to overcome some very daunting challenges.

This book addresses the fact that it is ok to be ordinary and that life can be enjoyed at times more so being ordinary than the coolest teen on the block. It also shows realistically the destructive power of drugs and teaches the reader just how valuable good loyal friends can be.

“First Move”
By Zander van Hoepen
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 580 pages | ISBN 9781499079449
Softcover | 6x9 in | 580 pages | ISBN 9781499079456
E-Book | 580 pages | ISBN 9781499079463
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Zander van Hoepen is a South African, born in Johannesburg. He spent his early teens in George, a coastal town in the Western Cape and obtained his B.Com degree in 2001 at Stellenbosch University. Van Hoepen entered the financial services industry where he now specializes in risk management. In his free time, he is a martial arts enthusiast and practices karate. Van Hoepen enjoys travelling, listening to music and hanging out with friends. He reads up a lot on world politics, economics, personal finance and environmental issues. His imagination got cultivated since a child when he used to tell himself stories whilst delivering the local tabloid newspaper on his bike. His imagination has since transformed into stories on paper with this book his first published work.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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