Author Stacy Padula Teams with NBA Coach Brett Gunning on a New Children's Book Series
The books are based on the principles of Coach Gunning's non-profit organization "On the Right Path"
By: PR First
Padula and Gunning are co-authoring the books and will publish them through Padula's publishing company Briley & Baxter Publications, which will distribute books through Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and Amazon in both print and EBook format. The first book is planned to be released this winter. The first six books are geared towards children ages 3-5, and the next six books are for children ages 6-8.
The mission of Gunning's non-profit "On the Right Path" (OTRP) is to guide youth basketball players on the right path to achieving their maximum potential through free individual teaching, mentorship and education. OTRP also provides parents and coaches with tools and resources to effectively keep their child or player on the right path. The core principles are guidance, inspiration and creativity and offer 12 basketball skill pillars and 12 life skill pillars. Gunning's inspiration comes from his 26 years of coaching in college and the NBA.
A veteran author, Padula has published nine successful young adult novels since 2010, and in 2019, she started her publishing company, Briley & Baxter Publications, which donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. Briley & Baxter Publications has the capability to have books distributed and returned and will be able to stock the books in additional stores due to the discount that the company can offer wholesalers.
Padula and Gunning have teamed up with illustrator Maddy Moore, a recent graduate of University of Pennsylvania, to bring the OTRP books to life.