Karina Wetherbee Presents Lighthearted New Children’s Storybook

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Readers set to embark on an adventure into a magical forest world

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Animals inspire passionate reactions in people. Although some would consider the group extreme, PETA frequently grabs headlines with its fight for animal rights, as evidenced by the recent CNN article “PETA lawsuit alleges SeaWorld enslaves killer whales.” Taking a much more lighthearted approach to people’s affinity for animals, Karina Wetherbee delivers “Stella and the Golden Crystal” (published by AuthorHouse), a new children’s story book about the magical adventure of a squirrel heroine named Stella.

Stella is a small gray squirrel who must embark on a quest to recover the missing Crystal D’Or. It is a mystical gem of great power stolen away by the goblins who dwell in high mountain caves in the distant Valley of No Trees, a place no young squirrel would dare go alone. The goblins are bent on discovering a way to turn the faerie magic of the Crystal D’Or to ill. A motley assortment of unlikely allies joins Stella in her endeavor to save the Woodland Realm.

Wetherbee’s first book, “The Minefield of Memories,” took a much more serious tone than her story about Stella. With her new book, she wanted to try something new, different and more whimsical. She says, “Having grown up in the mountains of Colorado, with its boundless dark forests and its dramatic snowy peaks, the story of Stella and her many companions grew very organically out of my childhood musings, which were deeply rooted in my beloved natural surroundings.”

“Stella and the Golden Crystal” is a story parents will want to share with children of all ages, but it is a book crafted in such magical storytelling that even older readers will enjoy being whisked away to Stella’s cozy, innocent and enchanted forest home.

About the Author
Karina Wetherbee lives in Colorado, with her husband and three children. She is a professional photographer, whose fine art photos can be purchased as prints, greeting cards, and thematic photo books. In 2004, Wetherbee published “The Minefield of Memories,” which has received many accolades from its readers, educators and book groups.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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