New book celebrates limitless wonders of imagination

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Elrick K. McCalla makes first book fun, interactive

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a children’s book that celebrates the wonders of the imagination through a creative narrative and fully-colored illustrations

Elrick K. McCalla is a big believer in the power of the imagination. He hopes to inspire others to nurture this gift with the release of his first book, “When I Dream of Purple Skies” (published by Xlibris). McCalla’s literary debut is a children’s book that celebrates the wonders of the imagination through a creative narrative and fully-colored illustrations.

In “When I Dream of Purple Skies,” readers will follow a little girl and her teddy bear as they go on an adventure in the land of dreams. They fly on her magic bed and explore the world, seeing many magnificent sights like talking eagles, smiling flowers and bears with proper table manners.

“When I Dream of Purple Skies” also features a coloring book and this makes the reading experience interactive. McCalla hopes that the imaginative story, along with the coloring book, will encourage readers to be creative and to think outside the box.

“In today’s technologically advanced world, kids are forced to grow up fast,” McCalla observes, “I want kids to be more imaginative instead of just pushing buttons and swiping screens. I added the coloring book so they can see the world in their own vision.”

“When I Dream of Purple Skies”
By Elrick K. McCalla
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781503533134
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781503533141
E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781503533158
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elrick K. McCalla has always had a vivid imagination and liked to express it through writing poetry, drawing and writing his own stories. Now 30 years old, McCalla hopes to pass his love for imagining and creating to his two children, Keith and Elizabeth. He hopes to share his vision with the world through his stories.

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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