On Saturday afternoon, Grammy’s Bargain Barn and Flea Market hosted a book signing for local children’s author Anna Skjei. (pronounced SHA)  “King Alfred and the Queen’s Missing Crown” is a delightful tale of love and how far a King will go to find his Queen’s missing crown. This hardback book is beautifully illustrated by Tristan Tait of Australia.

Published by Mascot Books, this book is ideal for reading to children while giving beginning readers an enjoyable book to tackle on their own. Books can be purchased locally at Grammy’s, at Columbia’s Barns and Noble, as well as online at Amazon.com or MascotBooks.com. Online shoppers can get 10 percent off at MascotBooks.com by using discount code CROWN.

About the author:

Anna Skjei grew up in Montana and Idaho, and recently moved to Wooldridge with her husband Logan who spent some of his youth in the area. As a child, Skjei loved to make up stories and share them with her younger siblings. King Alfred was one of her favorite characters. “The Queen’s Missing Crown” is the first in a series of books about King Alfred and the next two King Alfred books are already written but not yet published.

The couple have a daughter and are expecting their second child in January. Skjei is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at  HYPERLINK "mailto:skjei@gmail.com" skjei@gmail.com.