Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Author Profile - Linda Wagner

Linda Wagner writes Lady Flatterley
~a book for children~

I am pleased to announce that Christian author Linda Wagner from Cape Canaveral, Florida, has written her first book for children with more to come. Lady Flatterley, published through Outskirts Press, is a story that takes children through the metaphorical journey of the transformation of Lady Flatterley the caterpillar to Lady Flatterley the butterfly. During the process, Lady Flatterley faces many fears, such as the fear of failure and the fear of change.
Now you have seen
How butterflies are made
Caterpillar to cocoon, then to butterfly
'Tis God's loving way

Through Lady Flatterley's journey from caterpillar to butterfly, Linda Wagner illustrates her message to children in a way they can understand. Wagner wants children to know that even though they may be shy and fearful of change, nothing should stand in the way of their dreams. Through Wagner's beautiful choice of words, Lady Flatterley gives her young audience the message that the journey is worth the effort. Your children or grandchildren will fall in love with this book.

About the author: Linda Wagner has been a registered nurse for 29 years and is in the process of writing other books. She considers herself a spiritual person and writes books that are not only educational and motivational, but that also reflect God's character in the story.

As a Christian mother, grandmother, and nurse, Wagner says that spending time with her grandchildren brings her joy because their little minds are so inquisitive and are like little sponges. "We have the greatest opportunity as adults to teach our children Christian principles and provide good reading material for them. My grandchildren have inspired me to write and this is what I enjoy doing."

You can read more about Linda Wagner and about Lady Flatterley at her website at http://www.lindawagnerbooks.com/. Her books can be purchased through her website by clicking on Lady Flatterley in the list of children's book titles. It is also available in the children's book section at http://www.amazon.com/.

Here is the information from the book

  • ISBN: 978-1-4327-3233-2
  • Format: 8 1/2 X 11 color paperback
  • Genre: children's books
  • Price $22.95 (at her website, it is $16.99)

Illustrator: Lady Flatterley combines the beauty of the text with the beauty of the illustrations. Children will love the caterpillar version as well as the butterfly version of Lady Flatterley. It's a plus to be able to see the story come to life through the colorful illustrations on the pages. Brevard artist Pearl Ollie created the illustrations. The rich color of them and the expressive drawings lend much to the book-reading experience. See other information about Pearl's work and how to contact her at http://www.sevenartists.com/pearl.htm

Layout design: A tricky part of the production of any book is the layout design, especially when combining illustrations and text. Jerry Hanzl is responsible for the beautiful layout of the book. Other examples of his work and his contact information are available at http://www.digitalartbyjerry.com/

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