BOOK IS THIRD IN THE WINGFEATHER SAGA SERIES THE MONSTER IN THE HOLLOWS MAY 24, 2011
Nashville, TN (April 20, 2011) ----- Award-winning author Andrew Peterson is scheduled to release his highly anticipated children’s book, The Monster In The Hollows, on May 24, 2011. The book is the third in the popular four-part Wingfeather Saga, which continues the escapades of Janner Wingfeather and his family as they face a new adventure fraught with mystery, betrayal and sneakery. The Monster In The Hollows, published by Rabbit Room Press, will be available for purchase at all retail outlets and will be distributed through Ingram Book Company. The book will also be available online at www.wingfeathersaga.com, www.rabbitroom.com, www.andrew-peterson.com and all digital outlets.
Peterson began the Wingfeather Saga series in 2008 with On The Edge Of The Sea Of Darkness, which Novel Teen heartily endorsed: “This book was a big—and pleasant—surprise. Andrew Peterson has a wonderfully witty voice. He reminds me of an easier-to-understand Douglas Adams with his satirical style of writing.” The second book in the series, North! Or Be Eaten, won the 2010 Christy Award for Best Young Adult Fiction, and as New York Times bestselling author, G.P. Taylor exclaims, “Peterson deserves every literary prize for this fine book.” Jennifer Trafton, author of The Rise And Fall Of Mount Majestic, gives her accolades to The Monster In The Hollows: “So moving! A fantastic story.”
"One of the great joys of my career has been the writing of these books,” says Peterson. “It's been harder and more rewarding than I ever thought it would be--harder, because writing fiction is almost completely different than songwriting; more rewarding because of the way it's helped me keep alive my inner ten-year-old, both when I'm writing and when I'm talking about the story with other readers. I can't wait to write the next one."
Peterson is also a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter, who is known for his thought provoking lyrics and warm vocal delivery. His latest album, Counting Stars, debuted at #1 on iTunes and #6 on the Billboard chart that broke the record from his previous CD. Peterson’s latest single from the project, Dancing In The Minefields is still strong on the charts after seven months of radio airplay and the video has received close to 500,000 views on YouTube. And this fall, Peterson will host his second annual Hutchmoot creative conference in Nashville. The event spotlights music, conversation, and a series of discussions centered on the telling of great stories in song, literature, and film.
About Andrew Peterson
Peterson began his career in 1996 and signed with his first label, Watershed/Essential records in 1999. His first CD, Carried Along made CCM magazine’s list of Top Ten albums of 2000. In 2004, Peterson received his first Dove nomination for “Family Man” for Country Recorded Song of the Year. Peterson’s first project for Centricity Music in 2008, Resurrection Letters, Volume II, became the highest Billboard charting album of his career at that time. Peterson has also authored three children’s books with the first, The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats, followed by two of the four of the Wingfeather Saga series. The first was On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness and the second received the 2010 Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction, North! Or Be Eaten. Peterson hosted his first annual event with Hutchmoot 2010, a three-day conference for lovers of story, art, and music. The conference sold out in an incredible three weeks. Peterson’s high-profile Christmas Tour continues to also be a sell-out across the country, including the historic Ryman auditorium. For updates about Andrew Peterson please visit www.andrew-peterson.com or www.rabbitroom.com.