TODAY: April 15, 2019

All I can say is God is in this book... Divinely inspired, brilliantly rendered. Check it out and decide for yourself, and check back here for author features and more. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com.  

PREVIOUSLY: November 7, 2018
Dear Readers,
I believe the world needs more books like this... The world is hungry for more books such as this. I am excited to share with you what I believe to be a genre-bending book, The Legend of the Fairy Stones, by Kelly Anne White. Utterly unique in its story and design, The Legend of the Fairy Stones is an old-school fairy tale told in verse about what happened when the fairies learned that Jesus died. An elfin boy delivered the sad news, and the fairies cried and cried. But when their teardrops hit the ground, they turned into crystals shaped like crosses, able to ward off evils of all kinds. 
The Legend of the Fairy Stones tells the tale of a legend passed down through oral tradition, and boys and girls of all ages will love story of about real-life, cross-shaped crystals known as staurlolite, able to fend off dragons and demons and more. The author created the artwork by digitally collaging art and illustrations from the public-domain, with peek-a-boo fairies and hidden fairy stones throughout. The project actually grew out of an Easter weekend camping trip at Fairy Stone State Park in Virginia, one place where  staurolite is found. Kelly White and I have collaborated on many excellent projects since first meeting through Girls’ Life, and I knew this book was special when Kelly first shared it with me. I have been honored and blessed to be a part of this project. The Legend of the Fairy Stones is a story with HUGE potential that began with a tiny stone. I hope you enjoy.

  • July 29, 2019 Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Illustration and Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature in Art Education

Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite Pick
Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Best Interior Design
Children's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Reviews
Gale/Cengage Learning’s Book Review Index
Readers’ Favorite Five-starred Review
Cool Book of the Week, JuliasBookbag.com
BookExpo/ALA Combined Book Exhibit at Summer, 2019
New Title Showcase, BookExpo America 2019
LitPick.com Featured Selection

​Maryland Author Honored with Virginia Writing Award for Picture Book, The Legend of the Fairy Stones

The Legend of the Fairy Stones Named "Outstanding Book" by the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association


News, Events & Appearances

Legend of the Fairy Stones receives Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Illustration and Contribution to Children’s Literature in Art Education, Honorable Mention, awarded by Story Monsters Ink. Traditionally published by Morgan James Kids, division of Morgan James Publishing. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com. #KidLit #KellyWhite #Cool #IllustrationAward #StoryMonstersInk