"Writing Fantasy for the Young and the Young At Heart," is one thing Georgia author Mary Cunningham knows first hand. With two young reader novels to her credit, she will offer other writing enthusiasts two workshops in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Writers' Conference, March 31, 2007.
Villa Rica, GA - February 7, 2007 -- "Writing Fantasy for the Young and the Young At Heart," is one thing Georgia author Mary Cunningham knows first hand. With two young reader novels to her credit, she will offer other writing enthusiasts two workshops in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Writers' Conference, March 31, 2007. "Writing Fantasy for the Young and the Young At Heart," will be presented from , and "Successful Submissions in the Children's Market," from . The author of the Cynthia's Attic series, children's/young adult novels THE MISSING LOCKET and the THE MAGIC MEDALLION caters her stories to the middle grades and is finding them successfully received in schools nationwide. As an advocate of literacy for youth, Mary Cunningham offers an enchanting method for bringing the written word into the lives of children. The Blue Ridge Writers' Conference, North Georgia Technical Conference, Blairsville, GA, will run from .
With a vast array of distractions available to the younger generation, Mary Cunningham believes that the values and ethics of our children are easily redirected if the youngsters are presented with materials that not only entertain, but educate. With the constant advancements in technology, Mary counts herself fortunate to be with a publisher that not only offers her titles in the traditional paperback formats, but in electronic books (e-Books) as well. She finds that it allows her the opportunity to reach readers who prefer the "gadgets" available, while still presenting her stories.
Mary Cunningham is also the co-author of the humorous lifestyle book, Women Only Over Fifty, WOOF, is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Southern Breeze Regional Association, and is published in the Gulf Coast Writers Anthology, Vol. VI.
Imagine the fun of meeting your twelve-year-old grandmother! Cynthia's Attic: The Missing Locket offers young readers an adventurous glimpse into the lives of Cynthia and August Lee "Gus" as they travel through time.
Cynthia and I came into the world just three months apart. We grew up on the same quiet, sycamore-lined street, our friendship as close as our houses. Fifty years earlier, our grandmothers were best friends. However, we didn't realize the extent of their friendship until after our experience in Cynthia's attic. This is the story of one of our great adventures...the way I remember it.
"A fantastic time travel fantasy that middle school children will treasure. The escapades of Gus and Cynthia grip the audience…with humor and trepidation, but always with fun… Readers will appreciate time traveling with this dynamic duo…and continuing in the past on the high seas." –Midwest Book Review
"...I have to admit, I was hooked from the start. THE MISSING LOCKET is reminiscent of The Magic Tree House books, so I know the appeal of this series will draw readers in. The characters are enjoyable and the mystery is not easily solved, so young girls will find plenty of enjoyment with Cynthia and Gus..." - Tracy Farnsworth, RoundTable Reviews
She is available for book signing, workshop, and speaking events. Please contact Echelon Press Publishing or the author directly. www.marycunninghambooks.com