Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome


When I first started writing, I had this deep-rooted reluctance at revealing myself through my stories, despite the fact that I had read that, for an author, this was inevitable.

I didn’t want any part of it.

So I thought: Fantasy novels! Everything is invented, right? Nothing is real.

Actually I love fantasy. As a teenager I devoured hundreds of books by authors such as: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Phillip Pullman, H.G. Wells, David Brin, and many others. Ideas for fantasy books came easy for me. I though it would be a breeze; stress-free. I could stay apart from my stories and not get involved

Wrong! Not only was I faced with creating new worlds with all that that involved, my ideas, beliefs and feelings found ways to slip through and bury themselves deep within my stories.  

Resistance was futile.

Over time, I learned not to be afraid. That was when words really started to flow.

And now, here I am, with my middle grade fantasy novel, Up In The Air, to be published by Jolly Fish Press in July 2013.

Of course, now I have to overcome my diffidence in putting myself out here, on the web. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Press Release!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kirk Cunningham, Head Publicist: (801) 380-4503 |
kirk@jollyfishpress.com

Jolly Fish Press Acquires Up in the Air

PROVO, UT—Jolly Fish Press (JFP) is excited to announce the acquisition of Up in the Air, a thrilling and insightful children's novel by debut author Ann Marie Meyers.

Ever since she can remember, ten-year-old Melody has always wanted to fly.

And when she leaps off a swing in the park one day and lands in the mystical land of Chimeroan, her dream finally comes true. She is given a pair of wings. She can fly! Life cannot be any better.

Yet, dreams do come with a price. Even with wings, Melody realizes she cannot outfly the memories of her past. The car accident that has left her father paralyzed, and her unscarred, still plagues her with guilt—she believes that it was entirely her fault.

In Chimeroan, Melody is forced to come to terms with her part in her father's accident. She must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings and healing her father.

Meyers grew up in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. She has a degree in languages and translates legal and technical documents from French and Spanish into English. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and super energetic daughter. Meyers is an active member of SCBWI and facilitates a children's writing group twice a month.

Up in the Air is Meyers' second novel and is slated for release July 2013.