Jimmy Wayne Signs Book Deal With Howard Books
August 23, 2010 at 7:58 AM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JIMMY WAYNE, who recently completed his “Meet Me Halfway” 1700 mile walk to raise awareness for homeless teens, is signing a deal with HOWARD BOOKS, an imprint of SIMON and SHUSTER.
The book company has announced that it will publish “Paper Angels,” a new book from WAYNE to be published in the Fall of 2011. It will be WAYNE’s first book and is inspired by his childhood growing up in the foster care system in NORTH CAROLINA.
WAYNE was abandoned at a young age by his father and grew up in foster care due to his mother being in prison. He and his sister were both recipients of the SALVATION ARMY’s “Angel Tree” program.
In later years, JIMMY went on to be awarded the “WILLIAM BOOTH AWARD,” from the SALVATION ARMY, the youngest ever recipient of the honor.
“Paper Angels is the book that JIMMY WAYNE felt he had to write,” said HOWARD BOOKS VP/Publisher JONATHAN MERKH. “He brings his own unique personal perspective to bare in writing an inspiring book that brings compelling awareness to the often forgotten children in our society.”
For more on JIMMY WAYNE, visit www.jimmywayne.com.