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Monday, February 11, 2019

My Upcoming Release and Cover Reveal

Almost two years after my last book, I'm excited to announce that I have a new release! I'm launching into the territory of a different genre with this one: children's fairy tale retelling. And what's more, it's illustrated. Illustrated! I always dreamed of authoring an illustrated book. The incredibly talented E. Kaiser Writes did the artwork for both the cover and the interior.

And now for the cover!

Their lives are saved by a dream. But only friendship can make that dream a reality.

Once upon a time...

Etzel the donkey is getting old, but he works hard on his farm—until the day Herr Hoffman decides he is no longer worth keeping. With no choice but to escape, Etzel sets off on the road to Bremen to seek his fortune as a musician. On the way, he rescues three other animals—a dog, a cat, and a rooster—who are also old and destined for death.

Will these four new friends find their success and worth as musicians in Bremen? Or does the road hold something better?

Based on “The Bremen Town Musicians” from the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Ideal for kids from 7 to 11 years old, but great for all those young at heart.

The e-book releases February 22 and is available for pre-order now! It's on sale for $1.99, but the price will go up to $2.99 soon after the official release. For those of you who prefer paperback, it's available right now.

What readers are saying:

Delightful and fun, with a lovable cast of unforgettable animals! A marvelous retelling ofThe Bremen Town Musicians.'" – Rebekah Stargazer, Writer

Utterly charming! A tale full of heart." – Deborah O'Carroll, Writer and Blogger

“Kelsey Bryant's storytelling skills freshened and bolstered this inspiring tale." – Grant P. Ferguson, Author of Cliftopolis SERIES 

Stay tuned for more fun details and tidbits in the coming weeks. I'll have tales to tell about my inspirations and how I wrote this book, as well as an interview with my wonderful illustrator.