Award Winning Author Releases Newest YA Novel

"Betsy Blossom Brown"
"Betsy Blossom Brown"
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RICHMOND, Va. - June 17, 2019 - PRLog -- Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, is proud to announce the release of Betsy Blossom Brown by Kathleen M. Jacobs.

Kathleen M. Jacobs is the author of the critically-acclaimed YA-novel, Honeysuckle Holiday. Her other works include Marble Town, a book for the MG-reader. Her first children's book, Please Close It! has enjoyed numerous awards, and her chapbooks The Puppeteer of Objects: A Lyrical Poem and Collected Curiosities: Poems, Essays & Opinions offer insights into human behavior and understanding. She is a former teacher of English and Creative Writing, and holds a MA in Humanistic Studies. She was the 2017 New River Gorge Writer-in-Residence. You can reach her through her website at and through Instagram @kathleenm.jacobs.

Betsy Blossom Brown is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who journeys from being an observer of life to a participant. Her seemingly idyllic life with her privileged South Carolina family is turned upside down, revealing truths and disarming pretensions. Uncertainty enters her life when she and her mother move to the Appalachian region until, through a series of unsettling events; she sheds her uncertainty and learns to embrace life. The graphite illustrations help to understand the depth of Betsy, as she sketches her way through life recognizing her mild Asperger syndrome, without letting it curb her appetite for life.

Betsy Blossom Brown wasted no time racking up reviews, including the following from Ella Dillon of Mountain Mama Book Reviews: "Kathleen Jacobs boldly and gracefully creates the life of Betsy Blossom Brown, a young girl with Asperger's syndrome, who is an insightful character that keeps her spunk and curiosity throughout her years. Betsy Blossom Brown broaches difficult topics and exposes the delicate nature of the human spirit when faced with unforeseen trials. Jacobs is a gift to Appalachian literature, as she develops Betsy Blossom Brown's story while creating a beautifully accurate depiction of West Virginia's geography and culture."

Betsy Blossom Brown can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. includes various imprints, each specializing in a particular genre—from Appalachian stories to children's books and more. At JCP, we believe 'every story needs a book.' For more information or to schedule a book signing, call Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., at 423.926.9983, or visit Follow JCP on Facebook.

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