Self-published Jessica Ellenor, who's worked in film production and stunts and also as an overseas nanny, looks for stories wherever she travels. The daughter of a professional storyteller, she has found inspiration in a German medieval castle. The heroine of Princess Annabella (PublishAmerica $14.95), burdened with a shockingly long nose and bound by a parental and royal decree that she marry before her next birthday, endures an endless parade of foul-smelling, large-eared, goat-bearing, shiftless and deceitful suitors. 1-60441-940-7

[BCBW 2008] "Kidlit"