Coming November 15th --
Haggis is a friendly, red-faced eight year old boy growing up on a prosperous Scottish farm. But his two closest friends are newcomers and city-dwellers: Neeps is from southern England while Tatties just arrived all the way from America. From different societies, with different clothes, sports, foods, holidays and even different words for everyday things, they rocket through a most unusual school year in the tiny Scottish village of Pitreekie. There’s a frisky cow named Jessie, a mysterious buried village, plus dungeons and towers and castles and more. They get in trouble and they save the day, plus all the adventures in between.
"Haggis, Neeps and Tatties” is the fourth book by Scottish-American Annie Hallinan, and her first early chapter book for middle school readers.
"Petrith Pin" Released!
Petrith Pin: The Wee Bear with the Big Difference is a gentle read-along picture book for pre-readers and early readers. The story is about little Petrith, a stuffed bear, and his first day at Stuffed Toy School. He has a new school tie and a handsome back pack, but things don't go as smoothly as he and his Mom hoped.
The story was written by Annie Hallinan and was illustrated by the very talented Amy Preveza. For a taste of the story, click here. Released on May 17, 2017. Formal book launch on August 1, 2017 just in time for back-to-school shopping.
The book is available in two formats. The hard-bound heritage edition is available from your local indy bookstore; have them search their database for ISBN number 978-0-9971477-2-8 or they can contact Turnberry Press directly. The hard-bound version features library-grade binding, acid-free archival paper and brilliant colors. All hard-bound copies are signed by the author.
Petrith also is available in paperback binding, available from bookstores and Amazon. The ISBN is 978-0-9971477-3-5.
Call or click and get your copy today!
Hallinan Named to Prestigious "Writer in Residence" Program
Turnberry Press is pleased to announce that Scottish American author Annie Hallinan has been selected to participate in the widely-respected Weymouth Center "Writers in Residence" program at the James Boyd House at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC.
Numerous writers and poets have enjoyed the Weymouth Writers' Program since its start in 1986.
Details of Annie's experience at the Weymouth Center — will she meet the ghost? — will be available here soon.
James Boyd was a popular novelist and influential political thinker during the decades between the World Wars. Boyd, together with his wife Katharine, hosted numerous literary greats to their Weymouth home including Thomas Wolfe, Paul Green, Maxwell Perkins, Sherwood Anderson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. His home is now the Weymouth Center, and it is entirely fitting that this grand old estate continue to promote the tradition of southern literature.
"Brinkley" Named As a "Great Holiday Gift" by Local Paper
The adventures of Brinkley Boyd, the miniscule muroid featured in Annie Hallinan's newest book, "Brinkley Boyd of Weymouth" was named by The Pilot Newspaper as one of the best book gifts for the 2017 holiday season. In the Dec. 17th edition of the paper, a huge section featured "Great Book Gifts" was built on the theme "you can't spoil a kid by giving them too many books." Here at Turnberry Press, we agree!
Ms. Hallinan also was awarded a handsome accolade in the same edition of the paper with a "birdie" for building the Brinkley book into a fund raiser for the Weymouth Center (see inset, below). We humbly appreciate the honor!
Book-Signings and Events
The official launch for Haggis, Neeps and Tatties is Nov. 15th at the Country Bookshop, Southern Pines
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