MARBLE, NC, February 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- While 2014 may be the Chinese Year of the Horse, February is the Month of the Young Adult Novel at Word Branch Publishing. Over the last two years, Word Branch has published four young adult books and has at least four more planned for 2014. While several new young adult (YA) writers will be joining Word Branch this year, two familiar faces still dominate the field.
Jeri Maynard, who goes by the pen name jerjonji, will be adding two more books to the three she has published with Word Branch. Jeri specializes in writing about teens who deal with real life dilemmas: suicide, bullying, cutting and gangs to name a few themes. Her realistic characters struggle against contemporary issues, and she weaves a well-told tale that appeals to any age reader.
Jeri's newest book, Red Kicks, exemplifies her writing style and philosophy. Red Kicks exposes the realities of gang life without stereotyping characters. The characterization of gang leaders and street people as well as doctors and film producers is rich and vibrant.
A newcomer to the YA writing scene is Christina Gray. Gray's first young adult novel, Dark Dreams, captures the realism of what it is like to be a teen today and combines it with an extraordinary story of horror, courage, and new love. Gray's vivid characterization and fast-paced plot make this a must read for both teens and adults.
Publisher Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh says she is pleased with the sales and interest, but adds, "These aren't the stereotype of teen books. You won't find superficial love stories or simplistic plots and shallow characters. These are books that have depth and deal with profound questions that are relevant to all ages."
To encourage readers discover YA fiction, WBP is offering a 25% discount on YA books purchased from its site for February 2014 by using the code YAMONTH at checkout. You can see all of Word Branch's young adult books at http://www.wordbranch.com/young-adult-and-children.html
In addition, all of WBP's YA e-books will have revolving specials all month. To keep up with the deals, like Word Branch's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WordBranchPublishing
Word Branch is an independent publishing company located in the heart of Appalachia. WBP represent s talented new and emerging authors who need a venue to make their voices heard. Word Branch offers unique titles in both paperback and e-books in a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, young adult, and new age.
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