Garrettsville – There is a Princess Party & Book Signing at the Village Bookstore on April 18th from 2 to 3 pm. Young ladies are encouraged to attend in their favorite princess dresses. They will receive gifts and have a chance to meet Freya, the Goddess of Love, who will read the first chapter of The Enchanted Necklace, a new classic fairy tale written by Hiram College alum James Bradley Clarke.

The Enchanted Necklace is princess fairy tale intertwined with Norse mythology. Silya, the feisty ten year old Princess of Norway, eagerly awaits the arrival of her cousin and best friend, Princess Hedda of Denmark. The princesses are both looking forward to the summer solstice celebration, but trouble lurks in their future since magical villains see the girls as being vital for their deadly conspiracy. Hedda and Silya find themselves cast into a dangerous adventure filled with fire giants, female warrior angels, and the God of Thunder. Can the princesses save themselves and their kingdoms, or will the forces of chaos overwhelm and destroy them?

After the reading, the princesses in attendance may purchase a copy of the book signed by Mr. Clarke and Freya, and then they may pose for a photograph with Freya as well.

The Enchanted Necklace is an illustrated early chapter book that is ideal for students 8 to 12 years old. The book is also ideal for reading aloud to younger children at bedtime.

James Bradley Clarke is a 1991 graduate of Hiram College. He currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls and works as a manager within Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron.