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Press Release: Thread for Pearls Arrives


Release Marks Audacity of Hope Day

San Mateo, California – June 4, 2018, Elfenworks Productions, LLC is pleased to announce for your reading pleasure: Thread For Pearls, A Story of Resilient Hope, released in print today to mark Audacity to Hope Day. 

A near-death experience in a car with her Mother; running from tear gas at a Vietnam War rally hand-in-hand with her Pop; a year in India learning side-by-side the country’s ‘untouchables;’ the highs and lows of living on a rural Pennsylvania commune…and all before Fiona Sprechelbach’s thirteenth birthday. Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history – the ‘60s and ‘70s – Thread for Pearls is a coming-of-age tale that takes us on a young heroine’s journey to faith and freedom amidst a turbulent family dynamic. It’s a story of resilient hope that questions whether it’s the events of our lives that define us or the thread on which we choose to string them. “Those were unsettling times to grow up in, and many were left feeling a bit estranged and unseen, like unicorns.” said author Speeth, adding, “I wrote the book to help heal that feeling, while still honoring that unique element in us all.” The selected release dates – Unicorn Day for the ebook and Audacity to Hope day for the printed version serve to underscore this point. 

Like the book itself, the author book tour will celebrate resilient hope and post-traumatic growth. Author readings will take place at selected nonprofits whose issues resonate with the storyline in some way, with audience purchases during those evenings going entirely to the nonprofit host. If you manage a nonprofit and feel there could be a match, you are invited to read the book, then reach out, as we are currently compiling a list of these nonprofits in select cities across the country. The tour will coincide with the film-festival release of our feature-length film, Exploring Hope for Better Times, which has already garnered Best Woman Director and Best Documentary Feature laurels.

More About Thread for Pearls
A new work of historical fiction by acclaimed author Lauren Speeth. Advance reader reviews point to a landscape that is “breathtakingly fresh and clear,” and “an incredible read” that “captures the intrigue and drama of the times” and conveys them with a wit that “reminds one of a GK Chesterton.” Thread for Pearls is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental. Available at online vendors such as Amazon. now. www.threadforpearls.com

About the Author
Master storyteller Lauren Speeth has shared her stories in film and print over the years with audiences around the world, to critical acclaim. Her storytelling interests run the gamut, from books about the American experience to 3-D films about Irish spirituality, to music about love and life. In this, her first novel, she shares what she has come to understand as the fundamental human experience of resiliency and hope. When not dreaming up stories, Speeth leads Elfenworks Productions, LLC, a pro-social business with internationally acclaimed media content, and The Elfenworks Foundation, where her team of social entrepreneurs work together daily on a variety of projects with the same aim: help hope grow. 

About Elfenworks Productions, LLC
We are a multimedia production company specializing in positive storytelling with a pro-social vision. Whether soothing and nourishing the senses, exploring important untold stories, fostering learning, or helping redefine the landscape of possibilities, the common element is to inspire and uplift, “bringing light to what is right.” Believing it is possible to do well while doing good, this creative, professional team of storytellers brings their expertise, integrity, intelligence and insight to bear on every effort, be it a film, a song, an app, an animation, or whatever’s next. Find out more at www.elfenworksproductions.com.

Represented by: Lana Allen, JKS Communications
Email: Publicist (at)  elfenworksproductions.com