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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Kenzie's Kingdom by Shea Fontana, Sil Brys (Colorist), Agnes Garbowska (Illustrations), Rebecca Taylor (Editor)

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Kenzie's Kingdom by Shea Fontana, Agnes Garbowska (Illustrator), Rebecca Taylor (Editor)

Published: July 26th, 2022

When modern meets medieval, Kenzie must help a squire get back to the past in this time-traveling fantasy adventure!



Kenzie hates that her family moved to a castle to start a Medieval-themed resort, but all that changes when a time-traveling squire needs Kenzie’s help to get back home to the past! 

From the best-selling creative team behind DC Superhero Girls, this is a perfect read for fans of Phoebe and her Unicorn, The Baby-Sitter’s Club, or Witches of Brooklyn.

"Truly a great story about friendship, family and overcoming anxiety." Kristen, Goodreads

The Winter Holidays and … your characters!

How do your book’s characters celebrate the holidays?
   a. Do they celebrate with family & friends?
   b. What do they eat?
   c. What do you think they’d like to do?
I think King's Castle would have an amazing holiday with all the traditional celebrations of Fralandia. Of course, Kenzie would ensure there were plenty of churros and Rose would decorate sugar cookies that were almost too pretty to eat. With the hotel, the King family would welcome visitors from all over and participate in all sorts of holidays and traditions to make everyone feel at home. The grounds of King's Castle would provide ample opportunities for sledding, snowball fights, and building snowmen.

Would your character like to say anything to readers for holiday cheer? 
In the book, Kenzie learns to see her sensitivity as a strength and that would be her message about holiday cheer. There is so much that can go "wrong" during the holidays, but approaching it with a sensitive, open heart allows Kenzie to experience the fullness of holiday cheer.


About the author:
Shea Fontana is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. Her credits include developing and writing the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials, movies and graphic novels; Polly Pocket (developed and story editor), Doc McStuffins, The 7D, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets (wrote show bible and first season), Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (story editor), the new Muppet Babies series; two Disney on Ice shows where she wrote new material for the worlds of Mickey Mouse, Inside Out, Disney Princesses, Finding Dori, Frozen, and other Disney and Pixar properties; and the feature film, Crowning Jules. She has also written for top comic titles including Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman: Overdrive (coming 2019), Catwoman/Looney Tunes, and contributed anthology pieces starring Deathstroke and Teen Titans.

Her DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Her debut graphic novel, Finals Crisis, was honored with Diamond's 2016 Gem Award for Best All-Ages Graphic Novel, and DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High won the 2017 Gem Award for Best All-Ages Graphic Novel as well as the Comixology Reader's Pick award for Best All-Ages Graphic Novel of 2017. DC Super Hero Girls won the 2018 Ringo Award for Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel. She was listed 61st on Bleeding Cool’s Power List of Comics for 2018. The London Free Press declared her “not afraid to be corny,” which is an accurate assessment of her persona both on and off the page.

She lives in sunny Los Angeles where she enjoys hiking, hanging out with her beagle, Ziggy, and changing her hair color. Using the secret identity “Shea Q. Off,” Shea played roller derby until her angry knees forced her into early retirement.

About the Illustrator:
Agnes Garbowska has worked with many of the major comic book publishers illustrating such titles as the New York Times Best Sellers & Gem Award winner DC Superhero Girls for DC Comics, My Little Pony, Care Bears, and Jem and the Holograms for IDW, Grumpy Cat, Boo: the World's Cutest Dog, and Li’l Vampi for Dynamite Entertainment, Sonic Universe Off-Panel Stripes for Archie Comics, and Victories for Dark Horse. She has worked with Marvel Comics, providing artwork for Girl Comics and Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special. She is also the artist for the 2014 Halloween Comic Fest comic, The Adventure of Ernie from Aspen Comics.

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