The Art of A House in a Field of Reeds

Press Release | September 12, 2012

Greg Morton’s new fantasy & adventure book, A House in a Field of Reeds is currently in production phase, with the final touches being formatted.  Copies will be available for order soon.  The book features four stories, each representing a season of the year that will take you on a magical, wonderful journey.

“The inspiration for the book was the stories my parents read to me as a child,” says the author.  “This collection was put together so that families can pick it up throughout the year and read a story during each season.  It’s also a great getaway for adults to read from beginning to end, as there are many common elements throughout all of the stories.”

The books will be available through the author’s website and other outlets in hard cover.  “We still have holiday books in our house that we take out and read during the season, but this book is for the whole year,” he says.  “It’s an heirloom to be passed on.”

Readers can register on the author’s home page for an email alert when the book goes on sale.  A paperback version will also be available.  Illustrations for the book were provided by artist Lauren Martin.

A House in a Field of Reeds…

Our journey begins with Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby, and follows Mrs. Potter and her friend Edmund as they travel along a path contemplating spring’s delay.  It isn’t until they stumble across a man sitting alone by the side of the path, and discover he is Death, that the mystery of the season begins to unfold.  Now many people wouldn’t stop to speak with Death, let alone try and help him.  But Mrs. Potter is a pixie, you see, and pixies are very, very special.

The season of summer leads us down the railway, as Evers and Indira leave boarding school in Gobbler’s Knob in their attempt to make it to the midsummer’s party at their home in Eiderdown.  In Along the Rail to Eiderdown, the best friends encounter a mysterious girl, an evil card game, a friendly giant, a boy trapped in a tree and more.  Along the way, Evers and Indira discover more than just the way home…

Autumn finds Wyatt on the eve of selling his beloved orchard and home.  He has been abandoned by his workers, and without anyone to help him harvest his apples he cannot afford to stay.  But as dawn breaks on such a sad day, Wyatt awakes to bushels and bushels of harvested apples, ready for market!  Wyatt will find that the love for his trees has been felt, and the love he feels in return may lead him to discover the secret behind Aiden in the Apple Orchard.

Every legend needs a beginning.  The greatest legend of winter begins with a King who must lose everything he loves to an empire that is defeating the lands.  Our King finds himself surrounded by the orphaned children, and though he is unsure if his new kingdom can conquer evil, he must show the kids how to do battle with the one weapon he has left.  Hope.  Discover the gifts inside The Kingdom of Winter. 

A House in a Field of Reeds, featuring Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby, Along the Rail to Eiderdown, Aiden in the Apple Orchard & The Kingdom of Winter.

A collection of four stories…a collection of four seasons…for the entire family

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11 responses to “The Art of A House in a Field of Reeds

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Cannot wait to see how each “season” unfolds. Greg, you’re simply AMAZING! I’m lucky enough to have met you & to be called your “friend”.

    Continued success to you, my friend.

    All my love, Dava

    • I’m SO ready for this book to get into people’s hands. I think it’s the best thing I’ve done yet. It may be the best thing I do ever. I’m so happy with it. I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think…

    • That’s AWESOME to hear Gina, thank you!!! I’m giddy, actually, to get this book out there. I actually was going to release it earlier this year without the illustrations, just to get it out. But I had an opportunity to work with an amazing artist so I took it. I’m glad I did. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Can’t wait for you to read it!!

    • Thanks Toby!! I just re-read the replies I’ve been posting and I realized I’ve been saying how much I love reading this book…ha ha ha. Is that bad? 🙂 I know I wrote it, but I really do think it’s that special. It’s my attempt at a throwback to the old fairy tales that took us on a journey and gave us little surprises along the way. I think you’re gonna LOVE it! I can’t wait for you to read it either!!!

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