Congrats to Brynne Barnes — New Book Just Published

Congratulations to Brynne Barnes, EMU Creative Writing Department alumna, on the publication of her children’s book, The Colors of Me (with art by Annika M. Nelson), by Sleeping Bear Press.

Here’s what the press release for The Colors of Me has to say:

Delightful collages, children’s drawings and a celebration of color “that paint the earth and sky” fill this book for children ages 4 – 8. The many hues of our world are explored in this timeless story which may inspire young collage artists!

Brynne Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. She teaches writing at Adrian College. This is her first picture book. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she writes books, poetry, and music.

Specializing in collage, block print, and scratchboard, Annika M. Nelson’s work crosses cultural borders, portraying images of everyday life. She has illustrated several books including Folk Wisdom of Mexico, in addition to illustrations for many national publications. She lives near San Diego, CA.

Please consider this book for a review, reading recommendation or a feature story. To arrange for an interview with the author or illustrator, or for jpegs of cover or interior art, please contact Audrey Mitnick at 1.800.487.2323, ext. 8767 or

Learn more about Brynne’s new book here.