Samantha Rezentes joins the Relevant Publishers LLC family of authors. She is a children's book author, artisan, keen outdoorswoman, and mother of two. Samantha grew up near the shores of the Atlantic, spending much of her childhood on the beaches of Tybee and Jekyll Islands of Georgia. Samantha’s travels have taken her from coast to coast, studying veterinary technology, marine biology, ecology, and animal husbandry along the way. Her passion for the environment and its inhabitants, coupled with the wide-eyed enthusiasm of her own children, inspired Samantha to write and illustrate the Curious Cooper series in hopes of instilling a similar love and interest in children- and their parents- around the globe. Samantha's first book: Curious Cooper Have You Heard About Sharks? launches in November.
Relevant Publishers LLC welcomes professional teacher and writer Christian Shane. Christian writes Middle Grades fiction. His newest novel, Salmon Survivor, helps youth process the loss of a parent while learning about the cycle of life and salmon.
Jeff Cassell is a career aviation professional who lives in the beautiful state of Georgia and writes entertaining Middle Grades Fiction. Jeff recently joined us for his amazing new series Bushtails Black Ops. The first trilogy in the Bushtails Black Ops series is called Acorn Squadron and introduces a new team of aviators to USA Air Force life. Building on the concept of the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII, the Air Force creates a highly specialized team of genetically modified squirrels to fly reconnaissance drones gathering intelligence unavailable through traditional methods for soldiers in Afghanistan.
This exciting new series is targeted for ages 8 to 12; grades 4 through 7.
Relevant Publishers LLC warmly welcomes previously published author Kerry Olitzky to our house. We will be working with Kerry on his newest children's book on Shabbat in Alaska titled, A Whale of a Tale. Dr. Olitzky has been named as one of "The 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America" by Newsweek. Currently an associate at Mersky, Jaffe & Associates (MJA), Dr. Olitzky served formerly as vice president of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, the premier adult Jewish learning and Jewish leadership program in North America. Previously, he was national Dean of Adult Jewish Learning and Living of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he served on the faculty and administration for 15 years following his tenure as rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT. He is also a prolific author, writing over 75 books.