Phillip Harris Tackles Children’s Fear of the Dark

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Author’s new book creates a brave and lovable character to chase away monsters in ‘Inky Pinky’

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I care about children and want to help them be happy.

Nyctophobia, or fear of the dark, is very common among children, says a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. When author Phillip Harris witnessed his friend’s daughter having the same fear, he came up with a story to help her. “Inky Pinky” (published by Trafford Publishing) tells the story of a brave doll that long ago defended children from ghosts and monsters under their beds, so they never have to be afraid again.

“I think that there are a lot of children who are insecure,” says Harris, “The book gives children a reason not to be afraid of the dark anymore.”

Gloria, a sweet 4-year-old girl, is terrified of the dark. Her loving mother, anxious to help her daughter, fashions Inky Pink, a doll made from an old sock with a pink cape sewn on the back. That night, Gloria’s mother tells her the legend of Inky Pink, who fought the evil Gargonoyle, king of the Land of Doom. Inky Pinky must battle the ghosts and monsters so children will no longer have to fear them.

Filled with wonderful illustrations and a secure message for children, “Inky Pinky” will delight young readers and help them overcome their fears of the dark. Harris writes, “I care about children and want to help them be happy.”

“Inky Pinky”
By Phillip Harris
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 20 pages | ISBN 9781466999374
E-Book | 20 pages | ISBN 9781466999367
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Phillip Harris grew up on a farm in a small town in central Georgia with three sisters and one brother. He has always enjoyed writing stories and poems, but had neither the time nor patience to get serious about it. He has previously published one other book, “The Treasure Hound.

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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