DOWN UNDER: Kussins – Pre-Teen Fiction
Author Name: Mark Wayne
Book Title: DOWN UNDER: Kussins
Book Synopsis: Pester ‘s unyielding pranks force Driew to question his biggest bother ‘s brotherhood. Twins Able and Cain Poe ‘s countrifyin ‘ lessons reveal not only Pester ‘s impact but also a brotherly secret Driew must keep. Driew carves his secrets and family moments down under an Outback tree ‘s protective bark.
“DOWN UNDER: Kussins” is the second book in M. W. Adams ‘s award-winning Family Tree Novel series. A child cannot change dreaming or songlines, but can change pecking order ”thus affecting his or her family tree. The footprints a child follows along a songline may uproot moments DOWN UNDER.
For generations, the family tree records words and sing-song that wind deep in its core. Children playing in or around the tree may accidentally sever or uproot disturbing moments hidden in their Outback.
Adopting new words and terms helps better describe life Outback and how you lived it. Family Tree Novel readers are introduced to a variety of Australian, American, and Qweepie vernacular throughout the novel series. Choose to adopt or to adapt these terms in your Outback language using the œLanguage of the Outback glossary included.
Author Bio: M. W. Adams explored the magic of childhood in the creeks, caves, and bluffs of western Kentucky. Playing Outback conjured an adventurous world between his home near Pennyrile State Park and his hometown of Dawson Springs. Accompanied by pretend horses and a brown baby doll, M. W. grew to love his bizarre Outback family, sometimes more than his œnormal family.
Mark was inspired to chase his entrepreneurial dream in the 3rd grade, selling drawings to classmates. Creating books and inspiring others has always been his passion. Mark ‘s ability to produce quality illustrations at a fast pace and dedication to mentor others has made MWA, Inc. both successful and unique. In the past five years, his authors have won over 50 book awards and he continues to create new, successful products annually.
Mark contributes his talents and time to the community locally and nationally. He promotes reading and writing via public speaking engagements, book signings, and participation in book events from Florida to the Northeastern United States. He has been recognized through the Kentucky Governor ‘s School for the Arts, KACo (KY Assoc. of Counties), FAPA Board, SCBWI, IBPA, Readers ‘ Favorite Illustration Awards Judge, and national book awards. He also volunteers his talents to the Kids Need to Read annual calendar and donates books to various organizations.
Publisher Name: SYP Kids an imprint of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, LLC