The ABCs of Paradise Found Published by Wordeee
Author Karen Amanda Toulon and Artist Eric Rhinehart's Groundbreaking Collaboration
As they journey together, he learns about the ingredients of a national dish and where runaway slaves hid. She learns he has a scar and a wicked smile. But what you won't learn are their names. Ages. Countries of origin. Professions. Political leanings. There will be no interruptions by work deadlines, smartphones, insistent technologies, and other inconsolable distractions. At one point, the woman wonders, "Where is this going?" And we are grateful that we are along for the ride.
"Readers will find themselves immersed in the technicolor world of the Caribbean expertly rendered in watercolors with lyrical prose in The ABCs of Paradise Found. It is an endless journey with no passports needed," stated publisher Marva Allen, CEO of Wordeee. Book signing will be held on December 2 at Hueman Books at Ground Central, NYC.
Phillip Youmans, Filmmaker/Director, Burning Cane, commented, "Reading The ABCs of Paradise Found feels like a nostalgic afternoon going through childhood photo albums; this story allows you the space and time to reflect on the specific moments in life that become memories. Fueled with the spirit of the Caribbean, Toulon's prose and Rhinehart's illustrations harmonize in a beautiful, soothing symphony."
"Karen Amanda Toulon has written a poetic tribute to French Caribbean culture and the vagaries of new relationships. Eric Rhinehart's paintings invoke the color palette and culture of the islands so well you can swim in them. The ABCs of Paradise Found is a lyrical & romantic tribute." stated June Cross, Fred W. Friendly Professor, Media & Society, Columbia University
Books available on wordeee.com, Amazon, Smashwords
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-946274-
ISBN (eBook): 978-1-946274-
About the Author: Karen Amanda Toulon, award-winning multi-platform journalist and host, covers global business, economic & cultural news. She has worked with Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC and CBS Radio. She received a Gwen Ifill Award from the International Women's Media Foundation and a Pegasus Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York for leadership in diversity and mentoring. She was part of the team reporting on Black-owned small businesses for Bloomberg's Businessweek earning a Society for Advancing Business Editors & Writers (SABEW) Award. Born in London and raised in New York, she received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Inspired by family stories and her own experiences, The ABCs of Paradise Found is her first collaboration with her husband, Eric Rhinehart.
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