Outskirts Press Announces Young Lords of Siyah Chan, by Author Joan C Wrenn

Hayward, CA, April 29, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Young Lords of Siyah Chan: A Novel of the Ancient Maya by Joan C Wrenn, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 paperback cream in the Fiction / Historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $26.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/joancwrenn3 was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Living in the shadow of the prestigious Na K’abal Xook of the famous sacrifice-trance vision of her warrior ancestor, the three sons of Ahaw Itzamna Balam, Holy Lord of Siyah Chan, each face their own life challenges.

Yoaat Balam, the Heir, Scribe and artist, prefers studying astronomy and designing monuments and inscriptions. Yaxuun Balam, who aspires to be a strong and famous Warrior, is sent by his father as fighter and diplomat to the nearby city of Yokib. Kuy Balam, the youngest, feels no calling to a vocation, yet harbors a secret fear.

Each must navigate the twists and turns of life among their people, the Ancient Maya, and find his own path as a True Man. At the same time, their distant cousin Ch’el Balam has been contracted to marry a man from far-away Motul, and must travel there with her new family and establish a home among strangers.

You can journey with these Maya and their families through the panoply of ritual, ceremony, family squabbles, and warfare, as they build their lives in a tumultuous time whose secrets are only now being uncovered by archaeological research and the decipherment of their intriguing inscriptions.

Deftly constructed at 568 pages, Young Lords of Siyah Chan: A Novel of the Ancient Maya is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction / Historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Young Lords of Siyah Chan meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $26.95.

Additionally, Young Lords of Siyah Chan can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks.

ISBN: 9781432745592
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
SRP: $26.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/joancwrenn3

About the Author

Joan C Wrenn holds an MA in Anthropology, has taken seven tours to study the Maya ruins and contemporary Maya of Central America, and has studied Maya inscriptions in multiple glyph workshops. This is her second novel about the Ancient Maya, who have captivated her imagination since her first trip to Yucatan in 1994. In her fascinating stories she truly brings these mysterious people to life for the reader. Living in northern California with her husband and eight cats, she is now working on the next novel in the Siyah Chan series.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. 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 www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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