Franni Bacot teaches love, respect for nature in new book

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‘Invasion at Kilkenny’ tells story of two brothers as they unravel mysteries, surprises in their new home

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Invasion at Kilkenny” (published by Xlibris) by author Franni Bacot tells the story of Hunter and Josh, two brothers who have just moved to an old plantation on a remote Georgia coast in a place called Kilkenny. They are both busy exploring their new home that is filled with mystery. There are no neighbors, no stores and there was really nothing, or so they thought.

Just as the boys began to become bored with their new surroundings, something happened. As they ran outside on a warm spring morning, they noticed turtles. There were big turtles everywhere. They had not seen any turtles before — not in the woods, not by the creek and certainly not in the house. But where did they all come from? Why were they there? What was going on?

According to Bacot, “Invasion at Kilkenny” is based in a real place where turtles truly invade every year. Through this picture book, she would like children to respect, love and learn about nature every chance they get. She also hopes to encourage them to get outside and explore their world and the creatures that share it.

“Invasion at Kilkenny”
By Franni Bacot
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26pages | ISBN 9781499059915
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781499059922
E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781499059939
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Franni Bacot lives in Richmond Hill, Ga. with her husband, her loyal boxer, Layla and two cats. Bacot enjoys life on the Kilkenny Creek and all the wildlife she encounters. She loves to photograph nature. Bacot has written articles for years but this is her first children's book. Readers may visit her website at They may also find her through Facebook.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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