Author Kristin Downs releases ‘Sun Child’

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New book tells adventure, coming of age fable about one young meerkat, his family

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Author Kristin Downs confesses that she loves animals. After watching several documentaries about meerkats on television, specifically Animal Planet's “Meerkat Manor,” which ran for four seasons, she was inspired to write “Sun Child: A Meerkat’s Tale ” (published by Trafford Publishing).

This book tells the story of a young meerkat named Masada, who got separated from his family, but was rescued and adopted by another family. Growing up, he realizes that both families- the one he was born into and the one that raised him- are at odds with each other and is caught in the middle of their rivalry.

“Anyone who enjoys symbolism or the joys of family ties will really like this story,” Downs says. “Readers will also like the adventures and humor sprinkled within.”

An adventure, coming of age fable for all ages to read, “Sun Child” is a story of a family bonded by more than blood. Through the publication of this book, Downs hope readers will pay a lot of respect for animals and their struggle to survive.

“Sun Child”
By Kristin Downs
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781426947254
E-Book | 148 pages | ISBN 9781426947261
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kristin Downs lives in Swarthmore. She has written short stories from a young age (none of which are published), and has always had a passion for fiction. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School of Performing Arts and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She loves animals and loves to tell stories about them. She is currently working on a science fiction novel series with her older sister, Shannon Flaherty

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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