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The ABCs of Paradise Found Published by Wordeee

By: PRLog

Author Karen Amanda Toulon and Artist Eric Rhinehart's Groundbreaking Collaboration

NEW YORK - Dec. 1, 2021 - PRLog -- Wordeee ( announces the publication of a keepsake coffee table book, The ABCs of Paradise Found. With captivating prose by author, Karen Amanda Toulon, beautifully rendered original watercolor paintings by artist Eric Rhinehart, and a Foreword by Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, this stunning work is uplifting and mysterious. Taking readers on a tropical excursion of two hearts entwined, Toulon has envisioned the pulsing heartbeat of a world both real and imagined. The story is enticing...A woman and a man meet on the beach in the Caribbean. That chance encounter turns into a journey of discovery of themselves, each other, and the island which has a personality all its own: Deep-sea dives. Primordial rain forests. Night witches and dawn carnivals.
As they journey together, he learns about the ingredients of a national dish and where runaway slaves hid. She learns he has a scar and a wicked smile. But what you won't learn are their names. Ages. Countries of origin. Professions. Political leanings. There will be no interruptions by work deadlines, smartphones, insistent technologies, and other inconsolable distractions. At one point, the woman wonders, "Where is this going?" And we are grateful that we are along for the ride.

"Readers will find themselves immersed in the technicolor world of the Caribbean expertly rendered in watercolors with lyrical prose in The ABCs of Paradise Found. It is an endless journey with no passports needed," stated publisher Marva Allen, CEO of  Wordeee. Book signing will be held on December 2 at Hueman Books at Ground Central, NYC.

Phillip Youmans, Filmmaker/Director, Burning Cane, commented, "Reading The ABCs of Paradise Found feels like a nostalgic afternoon going through childhood photo albums; this story allows you the space and time to reflect on the specific moments in life that become memories. Fueled with the spirit of the Caribbean, Toulon's prose and Rhinehart's illustrations harmonize in a beautiful, soothing symphony."

"Karen Amanda Toulon has written a poetic tribute to French Caribbean culture and the vagaries of new relationships. Eric Rhinehart's paintings invoke the color palette and culture of the islands so well you can swim in them. The ABCs of Paradise Found is a lyrical & romantic tribute." stated June Cross, Fred W. Friendly Professor, Media & Society, Columbia University

Books available on, Amazon, Smashwords
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-946274-66-3  $29.95
ISBN (eBook): 978-1-946274-67-0  $9.99

About the Author: Karen Amanda Toulon, award-winning multi-platform journalist and host, covers global business, economic & cultural news. She has worked with Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC and CBS Radio. She received a Gwen Ifill Award from the International Women's Media Foundation and a Pegasus Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York for leadership in diversity and mentoring. She was part of the team reporting on Black-owned small businesses for Bloomberg's Businessweek earning a Society for Advancing Business Editors & Writers (SABEW) Award. Born in London and raised in New York, she received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Inspired by family stories and her own experiences, The ABCs of Paradise Found is her first collaboration with her husband, Eric Rhinehart.

About the Illustrator: Eric Rhinehart is a painter, photographer, and graphic designer who has worked as an illustrator and art director for corporate clients for more than 30 years while pursuing his painting and photography. His watercolors capture the characteristics and cultures of the people and places of his travels; South Africa, Ghana,Caribbean Islands, England, France, and Spain. He taught watercolor classes at the Visual Arts Center of NJ and the Hunterdon Art Museum. His works have been exhibited in shows in New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, his hometown, Detroit, and upcoming at Gallery 88 Miami. Eric earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design New York.

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