Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ravenstone Press Release

Showcasing the very best in literature for the young, Ravenstone will publish one book a season. It will exist to highlight works of genre-busting adventure, and incisive and challenging writing.

The imprint’s launch title will be the beautiful debut novel Lupus Rex, by the high-profile musician and writer John Carter Cash. To be published in June 2013, Lupus Rex will have enormous appeal to children and older readers alike. This astonishing new tale is in the tradition of Watership Down, The Rats of Nimh, the Redwall series and Duncton Wood.

Isyl and Cormo are two quail who must risk their lives when they are driven from
their home by the crows when the Murder fractures over the decision of who shall
rule the Tree. The disorder this brings to the region comes to the attention of the
wolf Asmod and he sees an opportunity to make himself King. To restore order the
quails must venture far from their home to seek an audience with a potentially
dangerous ally, the hawk Pitrin. As the forest trembles with the approach of
Asmod’s army, the two quail will find themselves entangled in an epic struggle,
as they fight to bring peace to the Field.

This is a major release from a debut imprint and Cash shows himself to be a beautiful
writer in his first novel. With a stylish and classic cover by ‘Wicked’ series artist
Douglas Smith, this tale of nature is full of strong characters and sets the bar very
high for an emerging literary talent.

Ravenstone’s titles will be published in hardback, paperback and e-book formats in
the US and the UK, allowing new generations of readers the chance to explore new worlds and new horizons. They will be distributed by Simon and Schuster.

Editor-in-chief Jonathan Oliver said: “The Young Adult market is a vibrant and
exciting melting pot of genres and ideas and I’m delighted to lead us into this
territory with our new imprint.”

About Ravenstone

Showcasing the very best in literature for the young, Ravenstone is a brand new publishing imprint bringing works of quality fiction to young readers around
the world.

Dedicated to highlighting works of genrebusting adventure and incisive and
challenging writing, Ravenstone will be launched in September 2012.

About John Carter Cash

The only son to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, John Carter Cash is a singer-songwriter and record producer.

He is also the author of his mother’s biography, Anchored in Love. His first children’s book, Momma Loves Her Little Son, was released on March 24, 2009 and published by Simon & Schuster. Artist Marc Burckhardt provided the unique and beautiful illustrations. In May 2010, the second book in the series, Daddy Loves His Little Girl, was released. John Carter’s third children’s book, The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit, was published as a Spring 2012 release and is illustrated by Scott Nash. Lupus Rex is his novel debut. John Carter Cash owns and operates
the Cash Cabin Studio near Nashville, Tennessee. His production company is Cash Productions, LLC. He often performs and works in the studio with his wife Laura Cash, who is an accomplished fiddle player and vocalist.

John Carter Cash lives in Hendersonville, TN and is the father of three.

Genre-busting adventure
Challenging writing
Showcasing the very best
in literature for the young
Welcome to Ravenstone!
Rebellion Publishing is proud to announce the launch of its
new line of Children’s and Young Adult fiction – Ravenstone.

‘Lupus Rex is a wonderful, wise book. I was entranced. The message within these
pages is one the world needs to hear.’ Douglas Preston, co-author of The Relic

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