Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has released Jimmy Wayne’s book Paper Angels, today, November 1st, 2011. The release marks the recording artist’s debut as an author, and is a work of fiction inspired by Jimmy’s own childhood as a recipient of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Paper Angelswas written with best-selling author Travis Thrasher.
“When my sister and I were kids, we were represented by two of those little paper angels hanging on the Salvation Army Christmas tree,” Jimmy said. “Our family was going through a really tough time, and had it not been for the Salvation Army and the people who selected our paper angels, we wouldn’t have had a Christmas. I have never forgotten that and to this day I am still grateful for the generous hearts who take care of these kids at Christmas.”
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About Paper Angels
Kevin Morrell is a 43-year-old husband and father who runs a design and marketing firm trying to make it in a suffering economy. Thomas Brandt is a fifteen-year-old boy still reeling from the implosion of his family caused by his alcoholic father. Kevin and Thomas’s lives collide when Kevin stops at the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project in the midst of the mall’s Christmas chaos. The paper angel he takes from the tree leads him to Thomas, his siblings and their mom Lynn, penniless and struggling after escaping their abusive home.
“Jimmy Wayne has used his God given talent for songwriting to craft Paper Angels, an inspired and beautifully written timeless story that will bless you and encourage you to make a difference,” Ron Hall, New York Times bestselling author of Same Kind of Different as Me. “Like other classic tales of Christmas, this one should be read year after year as a reminder why we celebrate and give.”
Paper Angels tells the story of a disillusioned businessman and how an unlikely boy shows him the true meaning of Christmas. This is a heartwarming novel about the importance of faith, the true meaning of Christmas and how one simple act of kindness changed the lives involved forever.