Cover Design on Exhibit in Decatur Library
Book Signing on May 27th

Aria goes to the Decatur Arts Festival! Congratulations to Michele Phillips, illustrator of Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen, for her invitation to display this book's cover design in the Gallery Show at the Decatur Library in Decatur, Georgia. Show opens May 27th in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival's Art Walk.

Author Jean Neff Guthrie will sign Mystical Aria books during this Gallery Show, May 27th, from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Decatur Library Main Lobby at 215 Sycamore Street in Decatur, Georgia. A limited quantity of the books will be available for sale.  
"I'm honored the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Georgia Center for the Book, and Decatur Arts Festival invited an illustration used by a smaller book publishing company," says Phillips. "Promoting independent artists makes Decatur a special place."
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Gallery Show
The Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) hosts its annual Gallery Show at the Decatur Library. The show focuses on children's book illustration, the power of visual art, and the written word in story-telling. The illustrations on display are accompanied by a copy of the book in which the art appears. The Show runs through mid-June in the Main Lobby of the Decatur Library. 

Georgia Center for the Book
at DeKalb County (Decatur) Public Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Finding the Right Illustrator
Meet Michele Phillips, the illustrator who brought to life a pivotal moment in Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen. Find out how her love of drawing horses and unicorns as a girl impacted her decision to accept this book cover design assignment.

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June Book Signing in Virginia

Attending Claytor Lake Festival, June 11
I'm thrilled to go back to my hometown to attend the Claytor Lake Festival June 11, 2016, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, Virginia. I plan to have a booth for book sales/signings, readings, and fun surprises for the kids. So friends and family in Southwest Virgi nia, come see me at the Claytor Lake Festival! 

Claytor Lake Festival Discount: Tell me Aria's birth date (May 19, 2016), and I'll give you 10% discount on one paperback  version of Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen.  

A limited quantity of books will be available  at the Festival, so stop by my booth early. Look for my banner:
Author Jean Neff Guthrie
Fun Facts About the Author
Fondest Memorial Day weekend memories include mountain biking with my nephew, James Guthrie, on the New River Trail in Pulaski County, Virginia. It's an old railroad track converted to a multi-use path for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. I'm not sure what James enjoys more, a railroad exhibit along the trail or an ice cream treat after our ride. 

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Your Voice for Sequel
Book two in the Mystical Aria series is a compilation of Aria Vanir's diary entries while she's aboard the alien superspaceship in Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen. You will learn more about her girl-talk with Princess LeSom, alien technology she sees on the spaceship, what goes on in her mind during encounters with the Gallions, and her deepest feelings about the challenges she endures.

What would you like to read in this sequel? Click the link below to tell author Jean Neff Guthrie.
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Next time, you'll see pictures from the book signing in Decatur.


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