Visionary Artist Turns Her Paintings into a New Children’s Book

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The Secret Kingdom offers a collection of dream-like paintings complemented by deftly crafted poetry by husband-and-wife team, Michele and Richard Bledsoe.

Phoenix, AZ, US., April 28, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Painter Michele Bledsoe has found a unique way to take the art out of the gallery and into every home. The visionary artist, in collaboration with her husband, Richard, turned her body of work into a children’s book called The Secret Kingdom, published by Outskirts Press.

Michele Bledsoe has exhibited her paintings and drawings in art galleries for almost 20 years. Inspired to become an artist by the beautifully illustrated children’s books she loved as a child, she now shares that inspiration with a new generation of young artists. In The Secret Kingdom, she and Richard, also a painter, pooled their talents and imaginations to write poems based on Michele’s mysterious art.

The Secret Kingdom combines Michele Bledsoe’s dream-like paintings with well-crafted prose to create a book that is both magical and serene. This beautiful collection of illustrations and poetry is perfectly suited for bedtime and is a must-have addition to every child’s library.

The Secret Kingdom is available online in hardcover through Outskirts Press at The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more. The book is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the juvenile fiction, art and poetry categories. The Secret Kingdom book trailer is available on YouTube at

ISBN: 978-1-4787-0362-4  Format: 7 x 10 economy color casebound matte Retail: $20.95 

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Art/Poetry 

For more information about The Secret Kingdom, visit the book page at the author’s webpage,

About the Author: Michele Bledsoe has been exhibiting her paintings and drawings in art galleries for almost 20 years. Inspired by the beautifully illustrated children’s books she grew up with, Michele started creating art when she was a child—and never stopped. With The Secret Kingdom, Michele Bledsoe hopes to inspire a new generation of artists to share her lifetime love of creating pictures. Art is for everyone, and The Secret Kingdom is a place that welcomes children of all ages. For more information about Michele Bledsoe or her book, contact the author at 602-413-3754 or

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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