LOS ANGELES, CA, December 08, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- PANGEA, the creative resource and intellectual property development firm, has signed with acclaimed author, Mike Hamel, to release two young adult (YA) book series, Matterhorn the Brave
and The Lighthouse Company
, under the aegis of the Pangea Press moniker, during two waves of the 4th Quarter of 2016.
"I'm excited about the release of both series of books by PANGEA," noted author Mike Hamel. "Their editorial and packaging expertise has been invaluable. And their marketing savvy and extensive network will help a new generation of readers discover Matterhorn, JJ, and their amazing friends."
Hamel's Matterhorn the Brave
books have been hailed by the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, The Gazette
, for delivering readers "heroes [who] aren't superheroes, but rely on bravery, friendship and honesty to complete their missions. In an interesting twist, the child heroes become adults while they travel on their missions. It makes their exploits more believable, and allows readers to imagine a version of themselves to grow into, as they follow a self-doubting middle-schooler learning to become a knight."
John Schulte, chief editor of PANGEA Press, stated, "We are thrilled to include Mike Hamel's books in our offerings for young adults. Mike has a well-established following and we are eager to feed his fans fresh volumes of scintillating fiction. His oeuvre has shown readers that he can deliver unique adventure, fantasy and science fiction in equally compelling doses. In Matterhorn the Brave
, from leprechauns to Sasquatch and merpeople, Mike Hamel engages his audience with time travel to faraway lands throughout the centuries, all along delivering clever physics' insights into how it all works."
In addition to the 8 books in the Matterhorn the Brave
series, which is due for release on December 15th, 2016, PANGEA is releasing the first week of December The Lighthouse Company
, a 5-book series about a mystery-solving, treasure-finding organization started by young kids who meet in the basement of the Cape Myra lighthouse near the Makah Indian Reservation. The kids solve strange cases, from investigating a UFO to discovering pirate treasure.
The Lighthouse Company
and Matterhorn the Brave
series will both be available in time for the holiday season via Ingram distribution, Barnes & Noble
, and Amazon
"Matterhorn the Brave
is the first series of books we're offering under our Double Dip Deal program," said John Besmehn, PANGEA Press's executive director. "Double Dip Deal books are 2-books-in-1 at an attractive price point. That's 4 books, but 8 titles. They are a great value for young adult buyers. Young readers can immediately springboard from one book to the next, driving their excitement to buy the rest in the series," Besmehn said.
Books are just the beginning for these two intellectual properties. "We envision the books becoming a transmedia, licensing phenomenon," Besmehn added. "Launching from a solid publishing platform affords us the ability to attract an audience, feed the fan base, and grow the properties accordingly."
Both book series are supported by a promotional web campaign, where the titles can be screened and the text previewed. Visit TLCstories.com
to learn more.
Matterhorn the Brave
Book 1 The Sword and the Flute
: Ireland, AD 700
Book 2 Talis Hunters
: Pacific Northwest, 10,000 BC
Book 3 Pyramid Scheme
: Egypt, 1325 BC
Book 4 Jewel Heist
: Bermuda Triangle, AD 1292
Book 5 Dragon's Tale
: China, 246 BC
Book 6 Rylan the Renegade
: Greenland, AD 985
Book 7 Tunguska Event
: Siberia, AD 1908 and Asia, 160 BC
Book 8 The Book of Stories
: Chicago, AD 1983
The Lighthouse Company
UFO on the Rez
The Long Walk Home
The Green Bees
In addition to these two YA book series, PANGEA is also representing several picture book titles authored by Hamel and illustrated by Julie Bergeron.
Follow Matterhorn the Brave on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/matterhornthebrave/
Follow The Lighthouse Company on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheLighthouseCompanyTLC/Mike Hamel
is a philosopher, journalist, critical thinker, and children's author. He resides in Colorado Springs, CO.
is a creative development salon based in Southern California that specializes in writing, production, and publishing of intellectual properties in the confluence of the toy, licensing, animation, and entertainment industries. PANGEA has developed content for premier brands, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zorro, Speed Racer,
. The group has produced and published original content for multimedia and books, ranging from the teen fiction thriller, "Why Begins With W" to representing the works of Edgar Award-winning authoress, Barbara Brooks Wallace. www.PangeaCorp.com
Contact John Schulte at BigDog@PangeaCorp.com
John Schulte and John Besmehn are represented by Serendipity Literary Agency, LLC.