Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Adventures of Penelope Star: The Mystery of The Three Dragons

MAY 20, 2010

Wiggles Press is pleased to announce its first juvenile novel
The Adventures of Penelope Star: The Mystery of the Three Dragons
Written by Paula M. Ezop and illustrated by Bill Young

Cambridge, MA – Wiggles Press a small publisher that specializes in creating books for the hands of little readers has produced its first juvenile chapter book or juvenile mystery novel titled, The Adventures of Penelope Star: The Mystery of the Three Dragon. Now available in paperback and as a Kindle e-book at

The main character, Penelope Star is an adventuresome pre-teen who has a best friend, Dolly. The two live in the picturesque town of Dragon Point where tourists come to enjoy the rugged Maine coastline, the excellent cuisine, and to explore the tiny shops that line Main Street. There are a number of fancy boutiques and an unusual number of antique shops.

There are also many town legends and mysteries that these two decide to explore and the girls elicit the help of three boys, Eddie, Ben, and Billy to discover the truth about Dragon Point’s past. They call themselves “The Fearless Five”.

Their summer adventure begins when they find an old diary hidden under a floorboard in Penny’s room. This diary would have more questions than answers, and an exciting mystery of treasure, jade dragons, and a long ago young Chinese Empress…

“I wanted to write a story about a diverse group of children who were best of friends. That’s when “The Fearless Five” came to life. I guess my inspiration was the fact that I could create a friendship between children of different races and ethnic backgrounds who would not only share their friendship but a common experience and adventure.

It enabled me to create the type of childhood experience that I’ve always dreamed about. What fun it would have been to live in Dragon Point, Maine, with friends like Dolly, Eddie, Ben, and Billy, and to have a summer filled with mystery and adventure!”

- Paula M. Ezop

The author also weaves in a whole community of villagers and illustrates cross-generational relationships with the dialogue between Penelope and her Grams and Tati, a southern woman with roots going back to the Underground Railroad.

Although this story is a first chapter book for the author, it will leave readers anticipating the next edition.

About the Author
Paula M. Ezop says she absolutely loves writing for children as it takes her to a place where all things are possible, a place where dreams come true and fantasy becomes reality. Bears can talk, mountains can move, dogs can sing, and alligators can dance. You bring all of the characters that exist in your mind to life, they become real, and you have the pleasure of sharing them with everyone who reads your books.

While creating The Adventures of Penelope Star and the Mystery of the Three Dragons, Paula knew that Penny, Dolly, Billy, Eddie, and Ben had lots of adventures to go on. After all, they are best of friends, and Dragon Point, Maine is just filled with secrets, hidden passageways, buried treasure, stories of pirates, and maybe even a ghost or two.

Paula’s inspirational columns “Following the Spiritual Soul” have appeared in Oconee Today, a South Carolina Scripps Howard publication, “Celebrating the Success of the Modern Woman” and “Esteem Yourself”. She has contributed to Chicken Soup for the Caregivers Soul and she has written the foreword to Whispers of Inspiration, a collection of both poetry and prose gathered from voices around the world.

About the Illustrator

Bill Young resides in Philadelphia, PA, where he also attended the Hussian School of Art to obtain an Associates Degree. For the past 30 years Bill has created several illustrations for comic books and news publications. His talents range from comic to realism and his mediums from computer graphics to fine arts paintings in watercolor and acrylics.

His dream is to stop the printing press, as his day job is working in a print shop, to become a full-time artist with a lucrative career.

Wiggles Press was founded in March 2009. Its objective is to provide multicultural literature for young readers created by first-time writers and illustrators. This year Wiggles has grown its authorship from one to twenty new writers with a promising Spring Catalog.
For more information contact us:

Publisher, Rochelle O’Neal Thorpe
Wiggles Press
115 Clifton Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Telephone: (617) 497-3985
Cell: (617) 981-0285

Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 190
Language: English
Text: Black and White / Trade paper
Price: 9.95 USD
ISBN 1935706047 / 9781935706045
Amazon Kindle ASIN: B003MW03RS

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spring 2010 Submissions a Success!

Thank you Writers who so eagerly responded to our request for submissions.
Wiggles Press received some truly great stories that we are very eager to publish.

In fact, the entire process was so exciting that it is hard to think about anything else... Already the illustrators are busy making character sketches, and editing is underway to make sure we reach our April deadline.

Luckily, many of you had your own illustrators or illustrations and nearly perfect writing.

Your submissions were a dream come true for a budding publisher like myself.

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