Houston, TX (USA), Tuesday - July 17, 2012 -- For decades, Alyce Joy Rininger has been writing and telling tales to her children and now grandchildren. The Ohio woman said she was in grade school when she discovered how much she loved to write. Rininger is ready to release Ka-Boom, the first in what she hopes to be a series of books about Sprunetta Brunetta, a fairy nicknamed "Sprout" from the fictitious town of Spritesville. Ka-Boom will be available through Halo Publishing International.
"I hope every child who reads my stories will look forward to each new adventure as Sprout becomes entangled in many, outrageous happenstances," Rininger said.
"This is a delightful character and a wonderful story for families to share," said Publisher Lisa Umina. "Rininger’s book will be enjoyed by many as they fall in love with little Sprout.
The author and her five siblings grew up in Akron, Ohio, where their father worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Rininger graduated from Kenmore High School and found employment at a few different Akron companies before meeting her husband, Arland, at a roller skating rink. The couple owned and operated Valley View Lake Park Recreation Area, a swimming and camping facility, for about 20 years.
The author said her husband encouraged and helped her get a booklet of original prayers published at an Akron-area printer and numerous copies of Priceless Gems were sold. She loved writing so much that she enrolled in a long distance learning course from the Institute of Children’s Literature located in Connecticut. And now, years later, she’s focused on creating a variety of story lines involving Sprout.
"I’m ready to fly," she said. And, Rininger is again getting plenty of encouragement and help from her family and friends, particularly a daughter and granddaughter who have assisted her with learning new computer skills.
She recently presented Ka-Boom to educators and children in the Highland Local School District near her residence in Sharon Center Township, a rural community west of her hometown.
"This is a charming book that incorporates a magical fairy, adventure and a great message about having a positive attitude," said Sharon Center Elementary School Principal Connie Marzullo. "This is a perfect bedtime story that is bound to be a real page turner."
Rininger plans to share Ka-Boom with her high school graduating class who will host a book signing. She also is scheduling book signings at area libraries and schools.
To reach Publisher Lisa M. Umina for comments, call 877-705-9647. To order Ka-Boom, visit http://www.halopublishing.com.