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Blackwater Novels Introduces New Line of Adventure Stories for Young Readers

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- My Brother's Story, by Allen Johnson Jr., is the first of three adventure stories from Blackwater Novels (http://blackwaternovels.com), to be released by Premium Press America beginning January 2014. 

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My Brother's Story

Written by Allen Johnson Jr.

Illustrated by Kelley McMorris

ISBN 978-1-933725-37-6

220 Pages ~ Hardback ~ Retail $14.99 

Readers of all ages, especially the adventuresome type, are invited to enter the Blackwater Novels and return to an earlier time when children might explore a hidden grave, sleep in a tree-house, listen to the critters in the swamp, catch a fish, go to sleep by the embers of a camp fire, or blow up a toilet with a cherry bomb. Experience the fun of getting into trouble and the magic and mystery of nature, in the Blackwater Novels. You may never want to leave.

The Blackwater Novels are set in the 1930s along the fictional Blackwater River and Blackwater Swamp near the fictional town of Turpentine, Georgia and in the countryside near Birmingham, Alabama. The books follow the lives and the families of identical twins, Will and Johnny Jennison, Raddiker Fox and Abraham Lincoln Fraiser—known as Linc—a black man who lives deep in the Blackwater Swamp.

My Brother's Story is the first of three novels. It introduces identical twins Johnny and Will who are orphaned and separated as toddlers. Johnny is adopted by an abusive aunt in Tennessee; Will is adopted by a loving, affluent couple who live in the country near Birmingham, Alabama.  When he grows into boyhood, Johnny, the abused twin, runs away and is sheltered by a black man who lives deep in the Blackwater Swamp.  My Brother's Story follows the twins' adventures as they struggle to reunite.

Author Allen Johnson Jr. first published My Brother's Story a decade ago, but the publisher folded just as the book was schedule for release. Johnson since spent his time expanding the Blackwater Novels adventures  with two more novels The Dead House and A Nest of Snakes that will be released later in 2014.

Legendary Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham said of My Brother's Story, "Young readers will meet fun characters whose adventures are marked by honesty, loyalty, courage, and love.  Older readers will applaud a refreshing story that recalls and fosters those ideals."

Johnson said, "Will and Johnny hold a special place in my heart. They come from an earlier time when young people played outside as I did as a boy in Alabama. Fun was my goal, and the possibility of getting into trouble added spice. Many of the twins' adventures come from my own experiences…some good, some not so good but all fun!"

Johnson added, "Kelley McMorris has used her remarkable talent to capture the feeling of the times and the look and personalities of Will and Johnny and the other characters. I am very grateful for her amazing illustrations."

All of the Blackwater Novels are available through the publisher and major wholesale and specialty distributors nationwide. 

For more information, or to order your next adventure, go to www.BlackwaterNovels.com; to arrange an interview with the author contact Bette and/or George Schnitzer Jr. 

My Brother's Story eBook is also available on Amazon.com. 

Media Contact: George Schnitzer Jr., Premium Press America, 800-891-7323, [email protected]

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