A New Chapter In Tween Reading

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Author sends much-anticipated book to the daughters of Reese, Katie & Denise.

We've all seen Barbie and Bratz explode onto the highly competitive tween market. Now there's a new addition to the fray: Genies!

Written by Olivia C. Grosser, Genies is designed to capture the hearts and imaginations of 9 to 12 year olds. The latest budding icon and Christmas stocking must-have, the much-anticipated first book in the series launches exclusively at amazon.com on October 1.

Retailing for $15.95, lucky recipients of the book so far include the children of celebrities: Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, Courtney Cox Arquette, Jennie Garth, Kelly Preston, Christine Taylor, Denise Richards, Luciana Barroso and Faith Hill.

The main attraction for young girls, it seems, is that the book encourages readers to live out their fantasies. In the case of protagonist Orchid Bloom, she is an ordinary girl, until she uncovers a secret that has been hidden from her for eleven years. She's really a genie. Sent away to the North Pole, she learns how to behave like one; casting spells and creating improbable dilemmas, until one day, she learns the legend of the Wishing Stone. A stone so precious and powerful that the Wicked Jinn will go to great lengths to find it. Unbeknownst to her however, Orchid has the stone in her possession, thus setting in motion a series of events that puts the fate of The Wishing World in one genie's hands.

More about the author:

With a B/A in English Literature from the prestigious Monash University, Melbourne-born author, Olivia C. Grosser's interest in writing was first piqued as a child when her love of reading inspired her to create works of her own.

Her latest release, the tween phenomenon, Genies, has garnered mass-market appeal, leading to the development of merchandise to accompany sales of the first book.

According to Olivia, "It was an important consideration that the book be affordable and easily accessible, so as to encourage children to discover the joys of reading and foster in them, an active imagination". With previous works including fiction, non-fiction and award-winning poetry, this young author's future looks assured.

Please contact the author directly for media inquiries and further information.

Available exclusively at amazon.com from October 1


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