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The Legend of the Fairy Stones incorporates public domain artwork to tell a whimsical tale.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, September 2018—Morgan James Publishing, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing independent publishers of 2018, has acquired rights to The Legend of the Fairy Stones, a picture book by Kelly Anne White of Baltimore, Maryland. White’s literary agent, D.J. Snell of Legacy Management, negotiated the contractual agreement with Kim Childress of Childress Ink as product developer.
“I’ve been with Morgan James for five and a half years working with many authors, but have never done a deal quite like what we put together for Kelly Anne White,” says acquisitions editor Terry Whalin, formerly of Simon & Schuster and David C. Cook.
Product developer and Editor Kim Childress says, “I believe this to be a genre-bending book with cross-over appeal for older readers and art enthusiasts.” Childress is former middle grade editor at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and long-time book reviewer for Girls’ Life magazine
The Legend of the Fairy Stones integrates the story of very real cross-shaped staurolite crystals—found in only a few places on earth and affectionately referred to as Fairy Stones—with the fictional folktale of how these stones came to be. White retells the charming fairy lore with a unique blend of her originally authored text, which is written in lyrical verse, and whimsical illustrations from the public domain.
“I’m ecstatic that my vision of this mountain folklore gets to unfold from the pages of a storybook,” White quips. “It almost feels like a fairy tale, doesn’t it?” The Legend of the Fairy Stones releases April 2, 2019.
About the author:
Kelly Anne White is author of The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts (Healthy Learning/Coaches Choice, 2016). White has worked as a book editor for HarperCollins, Kirkus Media, Christian Editor Connection, and she is on faculty at The PEN Institute. White lives in Baltimore and spends weekends on Chincoteague Bay in Virginia.
The Legend of the Fairy Stones by Kelly Anne White will be released by Morgan James Publishing on April 2, 2019. The Legend of the Fairy Stones is available in all ebook formats for $9.95; trade paperback at $9.95 (ISBN 9781642791952); and case-laminate hardcover, $21.95 (ISBN 9781642791969).
About Morgan James Publishing:
Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com)
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