Forsyth County author releases ‘Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels’

Children’s book explores curiosity, teaches rhyme

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CUMMING, Ga. — A Forsyth County-based author has released her adventurous tales in a children’s book that explores the excitement of everyday life while teaching rhymes.

Local author Leigh Anne Linn released her children’s book “Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels” nationwide March 26.

Linn said her inspiration derived from her relationship with her uncle, Sidney.

The two wrote weekly letters to each other for nearly nine years, and Linn transformed the conversations into the creative book.

“He was a huge inspiration to me and led me to thrive in school,” Linn said. “I have hundreds of letters that we shared and that is what I have published in this book.”

Linn lives in Cumming with her high school sweetheart and two daughters.

Linn moved from Ohio to Atlanta in 1995 where she completed her studies at Kennesaw State University.

Linn said book signings begin April 6 at Catch Air in Johns Creek. She will also be at Flavors of Forsyth Artists Market on May 11. Linn said a full list of the events is posted on Facebook page, Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels.

As this is Linn’s first published book, she said she hopes to continue the tales with a sequel.

“If all goes well, I will be doing a sequel next year,” Linn said. “It will also consist of creative poems like this one.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore or e-stores.