Terry John Barto’s New Book Encourages Children to Follow Their Dreams

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Young turkey works hard to realize her dreams in ‘Gollywood, Here I Come!’

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Theater director and debut children’s author Terry John Barto taps into the pop culture trend of talent-based TV shows like ”America’s Got Talent,” and incorporates the message that with hard work anyone can accomplish their dreams in his new children’s book “Gollywood, Here I Come!” (published by AuthorHouse).

Anamazie is a young girl who happens to be a turkey. Inspired by Shirley Temple, Barto created Anamazie as a child star in her own right – a regular kid in Gobbleville until she becomes an actual child star. As a regular kid, she leads the marching band, amazing onlookers with her dazzling smile, moves and personality. When a talent scout notices her at the Gobbleville’s Got Talent contest, she is whisked away to fame and fortune, although it’s not the easiest road.

“I want people to be inspired to follow their hearts and go for their dreams, no matter what they are,” Barto says. “With hard work and perseverance, Anamazie’s dream comes true. She is an inspiration to others who have their own dreams.”

Anamazie learns how hard she must work to make her dreams of being on the red carpet come true. She studies her lines and learns how to move on the stage. Though she is scared at first, she gets the hang of it and supports her contemporaries to follow their dreams too.

“Gollywood, Here I Come!”
By Terry John Barto
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781496935090
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781496935120
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Terry John Barto has directed and choreographed more than 200 regional theater productions. He was the creative mind behind numerous television and cruise ship live shows throughout the world. As the creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he turned diverse ideas into screenplays for animation. He was also responsible for developing popular action figures for several large retailers. “Gollywood, Here I Come!” is his first children’s book, to be followed in 2015 by “Nickerbacher, the funniest dragon.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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