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Press Release 10 August2011

Announcing my publishing company, Quincy Companion Books, and the new release of "Lily Hates Goodbyes."
Published on: Mar 4, 2016

Transcripts - Press Release 10 August2011

  • 1. For Immediate Release Jerilyn Marler Quincy Companion Books (503) 310-2199New Storybook Helps Military Children Cope with Deployment SeparationsQuincy Companion Books, a new imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, released a new version of “Lily HatesGoodbyes.” This full color storybook helps young military children grapple with deployment separations. Children learn tosafely express their sometimes scary emotions, feel connected to the absent parent, and find ways to be happy whilewaiting for the joyful reunion. Ideal for ages 2-7. Retail price is $6.95. Book website:, Oregon – August 10, 2011 — Quincy Companion Books released a new version of “Lily Hates Goodbyes,” abook for children who have to say goodbye to a loved one for about a billion days. The full color storybook helps children(ages 2-7) and parents talk about the sometimes scary emotions associated with separations, suggests ways to help thechild and absent parent feel connected across the miles, and reminds the child that a joyful reunion is ahead. Written byOregon author Jerilyn Marler, "Lily Hates Goodbyes" was first published in January 2011. It is illustrated by NathanStoltenberg ( of Seattle, Washington. Details about the book are available at the bookwebsite ( United Through Reading® Military Program ( recently selected “LilyHates Goodbyes” for their reading list. Deployed service members make a video recording while reading a book aloud totheir child. The DVD is sent to the child, who can watch and listen to the parent and read along. The child and the servicemember stay connected through the shared stories; the at-home spouse feels supported and connected; and thefeedback to the deployed parent boosts morale.“This is such a natural fit,” said Jerilyn Marler. “The United Through Reading® Military Program and I share the samefocus — the emotional well-being of military children. I am honored that the program includes my book.”Jerilyn Marler wrote the story for her four-year-old granddaughter Lily who was reeling from the pain of her dad’s timeaway in the Navy. Lily would run from the room rather than talk about what she was feeling. The book provided a thirdperson to talk about. Book Lily was mad. Book Lily was sad. Suddenly it wasn’t so scary for real Lily to talk about thosefeelings. Lily asked to read the book over and over. As a result, Lily is more at ease with her emotions, knows that it’s safeto say whatever she feels, knows that her mom will be there steadfastly and lovingly through it all, and that there is a joyfulreunion coming with dad.“When Lily asked me to sing her the book, I knew that it was really reaching her,” said Jerilyn Marler. “I decided to publishit in hopes that it will help other children through the long, difficult separations.”“Lily Hates Goodbyes” is published by Quincy Companion Books, a new imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing. Retailprice is $6.95. It is available through major online book sellers, including: Amazon ( Powell’s City of Books ( Barnes & Noble ( is also available at these retailers: Wallace Books (7241 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon) Urban Fiber Arts (428 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon) Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington)Online Press KitAuthor photos, book images, background details, media coverage, reviews, and suggested interview topics and questionsto ask Jerilyn Marler are available in the online press kit ( Quincy Companion Books
  • 2. Quincy Companion Books (QCB) is a new imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (, anOregon-based company. QCB is named after Lily’s ever-present bunny companion in “Lily Hates Goodbyes.” QCB isdedicated to releasing books that help to heal the hearts of children through stories.About the AuthorJerilyn Marler’s 30 year writing/editing career includes educational materials for Alaska elementary schools; writing threebooks about WordPerfect for MIS:Press, a subsidiary of Henry Holt Publishers; editing dozens of books for technicalpublishers; editing a childrens book, a medical text book, and book on divorce at the same time; and writing/editing enduser documentation for multiple high tech products. “Lily Hates Goodbyes” is her first children’s book as author.### LHGB PR2 v1 08/11

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