Award-Winning Illustrator Mark Wayne Adams Launches his Latest Children’s Book in Central Florida

“King for a Day, the Story of Stories” teaches children how to unlock their imagination and discover possibilities!

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (August 12, 2010) – No need to kiss a frog or chow down on a poison apple. Becoming royalty these days just requires a bit of imagination and a flip of a page.

Acclaimed illustrator Mark Wayne Adams, who has illustrated more than 15 picture books and written two other stories, is launching his latest book, King for a Day, the Story of Stories, this month that helps children unlock their imaginations.

Fans are invited to meet Adams at the book’s launch party.

When: Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Altamonte Springs


In Mark Wayne Adams’ illustrative style King for a Day provides a whimsical look at the way children take their passions and create imaginative stories from everyday life. Complete with enlightening writing and drawing exercises, this story will win the hearts of children and adults everywhere. This enduring tale allows children to discover visual and expressive techniques through sketchbook journaling.

From the book:

“Have you ever wanted to change an ordinary day into an extraordinary story?

Well, first you must find your life’s passion!

A passion is not a place or a thing.

It is an action—an action that makes you happy.”

The book is published through Adams Illustration & Design and Caballo Books, the publishing side of the design company. For more information on Adams, visit

King for a Day: ISBN-13:  978-1-59616-008-8           ISBN-10:  1-59616-008-X


Mark Wayne Adams has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and resides in Florida. His professional career ranges from a caricature artist to art director for companies like The Walt Disney Company to Caballo Books. In addition to writing and publishing children’s books, he is the illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Growing up as a librarian’s son, it seemed a natural development for him to create illustrations for a new generation of readers. His insightful quote “The greatest treasure is your story. What role will YOU play?” has inspired his audience to seek out their unique life’s passion.

Mark Wayne Adams’ company is dedicated to the design and production of a variety of children’s picture books. The company contribution to authors’ books has received numerous awards, including the Eric Hoffer Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publishers Award, Mom’s Choice Award, Indie Excellence Award, and Moonbeam Award.

Mark Wayne Adams’ goal is to inspire children to create and build confidence in their remarkable talent.

All of Mark Wayne Adams’ books are available in bookstores nationwide, as well as on and Mark Wayne Adams is available for interviews, as well as school, bookstore and professional events. Please contact Mark Wayne at