Morrell ’02 set to publish children’s fantasy novel

English major Christyne Morrell ’02 has landed a two-book deal from Random House Children’s Books. Her debut middle-grade fantasy adventure Kingdom of Secrets follows Prismena, the daughter of a hot air balloonist in the kingdom of Oren, and Abi, a street urchin on the run.

With underlying themes of friendship and STEM, Kingdom of Secrets is set to release in the summer of 2021, with a follow-up book lined up for 2022.