Jimmy Wayne, the author, writes book
Thursday, November 3, 2011
– Jimmy Wayne debuted as a writer this week. The fictional account of his childhood, "Paper Angels," was released Tuesday by Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The release marks singer's debut as an author, and is a work of fiction inspired by Jimmy's own childhood as a recipient of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. "Paper Angels" was written with best-selling author Travis Thrasher.
"When my sister and I were kids, we were represented by two of those little paper angels hanging on the Salvation Army Christmas tree," Wayne said. "Our family was going through a really tough time, and had it not been for the Salvation Army and the people who selected our paper angels, we wouldn't have had a Christmas. I have never forgotten that and to this day I am still grateful for the generous hearts who take care of these kids at Christmas."
In the book, Kevin Morrell is a 43-year-old husband and father who runs a design and marketing firm trying to make it in a suffering economy. Thomas Brandt is a 15-year-old boy still reeling from the implosion of his family caused by his alcoholic father. Their lives collide when Morrell stops at the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Project in the midst of the mall's Christmas chaos. The paper angel he takes from the tree leads him to Brandt, his siblings and their mom Lynn, penniless and struggling after escaping their abusive home.
Thrasher is the author of 12 works of fiction.
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