New Young Adult Novel Published

A new author recently has published a novel for teens.

Fairland, IN, June 29, 2008 --( Phoenix Publishing today announced the availability of a brand-new novel for teens, entitled Joy in the Darkness.

The novel, written by new author Kelley Walker Perry, features a troubled teen girl who moves from the city to the country -- and finds what she's been looking for all along.

When Emo-Goth teen Rhiannon Joy Vorhies is forced to move from the hustle-and-bustle of the city to her grandmother’s house in the countryside following her father’s death, she thinks her own life may well have come to an end.

She is angry, depressed, and not looking to make friends with a bunch of hicks—or with her grandmother’s God, either. Through counseling, letters to her father, and many prayers offered up by Gram, R.J. learns there’s more to life than just living in the darkness that has been consuming her. Just when R.J. thinks her life is over, she discovers she's been given a brand-new one. The 57,000 words of this young adult novel follow R.J.'s journey out of the darkness and into the light.

Walker Perry, 36, is a former newspaper reporter and personal columnist with a local daily newspaper. During her five years at The Shelbyville News (IN), she won a Hoosier State Press Association award for Best Profile Feature. Since that time, her personal pro-life testimony was published in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue of At the Center; and her short story, “Lake Effect”, finished in the top 18 in the 2007 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.

She currently is a freelance author and single mother of three from Fairland, IN. She has written several children's books prior to this which are under submission to publishers.

She states, "I wrote Joy in the Darkness because I know what it's like to be a troubled teen girl."

Joy in the Darkness is available for sale through and may be downloaded for $8.75 or may be purchased in print format for $13.50.

Phoenix Publishing
Kelley Walker Perry
317 835-7383