|Company Name:||Flying Turtle Publishing LLC|
|Company Location||Hammond, Indiana|
|Imprints:||Sparrow Early Learning Academy™ (SELA) Books and Sweetea Books|
|Description:||Established in 2009, Flying Turtle Publishing is a micro business, but we’re growing! Our slogan—Specializing in Books That Families Can Share—is also our mission. We produce entertaining and educational children’s books and adult fiction that you wouldn’t be embarrassed for your grandmother to read with you. We’re actively building in: children’s science and socio-emotional books.
|Type(s) of Publisher:||Trade Publishing: Adult and Children|
The Author and Founder of Flying Turtle
Mari L Barnes writes for children under the pen name of Mari Lumpkin and for adults as ML Barnes. Her books, Parting River Jordan and Crossing River Jordan are proof that church can be funny. Mari’s company, Flying Turtle Publishing, specializes in books that families can share.
Mari has been a practicing word nerd most of her life – her love of writing began at the age of 7 when she won an award for a two-line poem. After proofreading and editing others’ work for more than 30 years, Mari’s dream of becoming a writer came true when she finished, Parting River Jordan, during NaNoWriMo in 2005.
Mari lives with The World’s Greatest Husband and an experimental garden in Hammond, Indiana.
The Flying Turtle
The Flying Turtle symbolizes persistence, security, and faith. A turtle plods along, sedately, but surely. It’s always secure because it carries its home along. But a turtle WITH WINGS has the courage and ability to go as far as imagination will take it. Flying Turtles have faith—they believe they can fly!