Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite
DOWN UNDER: Kussins by Mark Wayne Adams is a glorious read, tantalizing and absorbing, a book for young readers that will equally appeal to adult ones. The book reveals a lot of creativity and symbolism on the part of the author, starting with a stream of consciousness built about bullying Driew, one of the lead characters, and immediately draws readers into a beautiful adventure that centers on family values, and coming-of-age challenges.
Mark Wayne Adams has a unique style of writing and it is interesting to see how creative he gets with diction. The characters are very interesting and mature readers will be reminded of the young kids they once were, of a beautiful world they once inhabited, and dreams they once had. The characters are relatable, real, and watching them deal with challenges and conflict is a huge entertainment. The plot is fast-paced, imagined with a lot of surprises for readers. There is music in the writing, like the singing-things, a kind of music that moves with the plot and animates the action throughout the whole novel.
Besides the musical quality in the writing, readers are met with symbolism, and beautiful dialogues that help to enhance plot and characterization. This is a hilarious ride for young readers and the prose is certainly going to ring through their ears like music. They will love characters as compelling as Driew as they follow them through the adventure. DOWN UNDER: Kussins is as exciting as it is entertaining, a real thrill ride.
Sarah Karam Sproles is a former educator, with experience ranging from home schooling to teaching elementary through college-age students in the classroom. Sarah loves encouraging young people to ignore the naysayers and strive for their dreams. She challenges them to seek ways to improve the world around them.
Sarah was inspired to write while exchanging silly stories with students while on lunch duty at her son’s school. When she’s not producing encouraging stories, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, singing, working with youth, traveling, and organizing everything around her. She’s been told she far outperforms the Energizer Bunny!
Sarah is a proud Okie, living in California with her husband, Alan; her son, Brady; and their incredible Shih-poo (Poodle/Shih Tzu mix), Busterooni the Flying Circus Dog! Sarah is stepmom to Marisa and Alana and has six amazing grandkids. This is Sarah’s first picture book.
Sarah’s website: www.sarahkaramsproles.com
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Terri Gerrell and I are pleased to announce the forthcoming joint venture of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing LLC with Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. SYP Publishing has established an imprint, SYP Kids of which MWA, Inc. is excited to become a part. It is scheduled to take place officially on April 1, 2017. The SYP Publishing website, www.syppublishing.com, will soon carry titles for SYP Kids.
With this venture, all authors, customers, and vendors will benefit by increased exposure as well as the expertise of both companies. Terri Gerrell and SYP Publishing are pleased to welcome Mark Wayne Adams as Creative Director of SYP Kids. It is both our goal to continue the tradition of excellence we have put in place for both companies.
All contact for book sales and speaking engagements after April 1, 2017 will be through SYP Publishing. Should you need to contact either SYP Publishing or MWA, Inc., use the contact information listed on either company’s website.
If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please contact either of us at any time. We look forward to introducing you to our new partners and associates.
We are grateful for your loyalty and are confident that our new affiliation will serve us all for years to come.