Blue Cedar Press announces a book of poetry inspired by the iconic Anne of Green Gables by award-winning author Julie A. Sellers

WICHITA, KS, June 17, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Blue Cedar Press today announced the publication of their latest book, Kindred Verse: Poems Inspired by Anne of Green Gables, by award-winning author Julie A. Sellers. Sellers’s book resonates deeply with many as it was inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Kindred Verse is available for online purchase through

Sellers was named the 2020 Prose Writer of the Year by the Kansas Authors Club and is excited to have her poetry recognized as well.

Sellers explains her affinity with Annie in the book’s preface, saying, “Like Anne, I was often deemed impractical or scatterbrained, and my literary aspirations were mocked. But with Anne, I now knew I was not alone. If Anne existed and continued to exist in print after all those years, others must have identified with her, too, I reasoned, and I knew exactly who those people were: my kindred spirits. If a piece of literature could so succinctly portray who we were, then I, too, intended to share my own writing with the world.”

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, Professor Emerita and founder of the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, said the poems are transformative and illustrate why the novel is a classic.

“Julie Sellers shares a lifetime reader’s pilgrimage to real and imagined places and moments, reflecting on her younger selves,” Epperly said. “Wise and gently playful, these beautiful pieces also celebrate a timeless nostalgia.”

Sellers and the publisher collaborated with Jay Wallace, assistant professor in Benedictine College’s Department of Art & Architecture, on the book design.

“Jay understood my vision perfectly,” Sellers said. “He captured the sensibilities of the pieces in the book and cover design and brought them to life.”

Sellers is holding readings for interested groups. For more information, follow the author at

About Blue Cedar Press

Blue Cedar Press is an independent press based out of Wichita, Kansas, with a goal of publishing small authors that write big stories. They publish limited edition literary books with the understanding that a book is a work of art and are committed to producing beautifully designed and well manufactured books. The founding editor is Michael Poage. You can find more information at and

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