While many books, television shows and movies are violent, scary or leave nothing to the imagination, one writer has opened her own publishing house to bring readers gentle but not boring books.
Anne Brandt, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, started Spectacled Bear Publishing this year, and its first book, Philip & Phoebe has come off the press at Walsworth Inc., and is currently being shipped. Brandt, who wrote the book 40 years ago, discovered it at the bottom of a cardboard box. The original 1,500-word manuscript was turned into a 450-word illustrated children’s book, with an inviting soft-touch matte lamination hard cover that is 7 inches square.
“It’s a read-aloud story but I think children, parents, and grandparents can relate to the story,” Brandt said.Read More >