Author Don Macnab-Stark and Artist Nancie Holland Reveal Their New Children's Book Dinosaurs in My Playroom

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New picture book unveils the fantasy-filled world of Iain Thomas and the stories, legends and tales of knights, dragons and dinosaurs that accompany it.

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When 7 3/4 year old Iain Thomas steps into his playroom, fantasy takes over and adventure begins. Don Macnab-Stark whisks the readers into a different world of wonder and discovery as Iain Thomas, a self proclaimed authority on Paleontology, and all things dinosaur related, explores the world of fantasy as seen through the eyes of a child.

Iain Thomas lives in a 400 year old house at the edge of Llanbedr, Wales. This beautiful little village with its lush green pastures, crisscrossed with low grey stone walls, dates back before the middle ages. Here stories, legends, and tales of knights, dragons, and dinosaurs abound. It is in this setting, as he steps into his playroom, the excitement begins. Iain Thomas is swept into sheer adventure as he meets the dinosaurs and gets to know them one by one. He meets the carnivores, or meat eaters, as well as the herbivores, who survive on plants alone.

Dinosaurs In My Playroom is brought to life through Nancie Holland's beautifully rendered illustrations. Her delightful drawings will captivate children’s hearts as they relate themselves to Iain Thomas and become a part of the magnificent world of fantasy that he explores.

These fun-filled and playful poems will delight both children and adults alike as they revisit this fantasy world time and time again.

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About the Author

Don Macnab-Stark was born and grew up in England, but has traveled widely, living in California, Alabama, North Carolina, Wales, and Salamanca, Spain. He currently lives in Essex, England, and is a full-time author, screenwriter, script doctor and consultant.

He has written a dozen books and over fifty feature film scripts, three of which were filmed in 2012: Rabid, a thriller filmed in Michigan, Hope for Love, a romantic drama shot in New Orleans in early 2012, and Act Like You Love Me, a comedy filmed in summer 2012 in Malibu. In addition to his writing and consulting, Don also teaches creative writing and screenwriting at SEC (South Essex College).

About the Illustrator

Nationally Published watercolorist, Nancie Holland has spent the major portion of her professional career in producing S/N limited edition prints, greeting cards, cross stitch designs as well as product development. She has also designed and illustrated a cookbook for the American Cancer Society, and her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the southeast. Her work has been described as a soft blend of both talent and heart. "In Dinosaurs in my Playroom', I am delighted to have the opportunity to let my heart have its way and indulge myself in fantasy." - Nancie

Dinosaurs In My Playroom * by Don Macnab-Stark
Publication Date: August 31, 2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4797-4148-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 44 pages; ISBN 978-1-4797-4149-6
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-4150-2

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