PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 21, 2014 – ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — N. Jane Quackenbush, co-founder of Hidden Wolf Books, is excited to announce the release of her first children’s book, The Rocket Ship Bed Trip. With colorful illustrations by Lynne Villalobos, the rhyming story captures a child’s dream through outer space, weaving in his imaginative encounters with all the wonders of the celestial world. It is a delightful story sure to please any young child and send him off to a peaceful dreamland with beautiful images in his mind. At the end of the story, through colorful photos, there is a lesson on stars and planets that the reader can share with young listeners.
Since childhood Quackenbush has been fascinated by outer space and was further inspired by a dream she had at the age of five where she found herself travelling among the celestial bodies. That dream has stayed with her always. According to the author, “This book is the culmination of those early memories. Being a published author was an unspoken dream of mine, and through The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, I finally absorbed the essence of this story and allowed my dreams to take off!”
Although the story is told with illustrations of a little boy, Quackenbush based this character on herself. She was a tomboy as a child, always preferring jeans over skirts until her early teen years. She defines her childhood personality as precocious and inquisitive.
“Besides the celestial world, I find myself inspired by life’s idiosyncrasies – things you see that are unusual. I try to analyze and think about them and they become the roots of my writing,” she adds.
Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D., former NASA astronaut, in her endorsement of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip said, “beautifully illustrated, imaginatively written, and sure to fuel sweet dreams.” And other Amazon reviewers call this book, “out of this world… a great bedtime story and beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated.”
This innovative author, with an imagination that reaches into the depths of her own childhood as well as her mind and soul, is sure to be back with more inspirational and heart-warming stories for kids and adults alike. She is already working on her next children’s work called Afternoon Moon about 3 friends walking and observing the moon during the day and having a conversation about why the moon is out so early. The title is expected to be released later this year.
The Rocket Ship Bed Trip is available online at her website at www.hiddenwolfbooks.com as well as on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com, at the Cowford Traders in Avondale, at Buy The Book in St. Augustine and Change Jar Books in Flagler Beach.
Quackenbush resides in St. Augustine with her husband and two sons. Along with writing, she enjoys painting, anything outdoors, and of course, her family.
To connect with Quackenbush to learn more or to request an interview, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit Hidden Wolf Books on Facebook or at www.hiddenwolfbooks.com.
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N. Jane Quackenbush
My name is N. Jane Quackenbush.
My latest release is a children’s picture book, The Rocket Ship Bed Trip.
It is about a little boy, whose bed turns into a rocket ship and he goes on a journey throughout outer space, where he encounters many celestial bodies. Along for the ride is his stuffed bunny.
N.Jane Quackenbush is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Based on a fascination with outer space, one of her childhood dreams became the inspiration for this story. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her hard-working husband and two gorgeous boys, and still enjoys stargazing and the wonders of the universe.
Connect with Jane
Right now I am working on a book called The Afternoon Moon. It is about a couple of friends playing outside when they notice that the moon is out even though it is not nighttime.
I am reading The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon and I also just started a new book called The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko