Kara Perkins and Lindsey Powell’s new book, Southbound

Kara Perkins and Lindsey Powell’s new book, Southbound

Kara Perkins and Lindsey Powell’s new book, Southbound
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Farmville, VA, July 9, 2024 — Kara Perkins, MCD, CCC-SLP, and Lindsey Powell, MCD, CCC-SLP, authors of Fulton Books, who both have master’s degrees in communication disorders and work primarily with school-age children as speech-language pathologists, have completed their latest book, “Southbound”: a charming tale centered on a mouse named Freddy who must navigate his first winter while also embarking on an adventure of friendship and self-discovery.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, author Kara Perkins believes that beauty can be found almost anywhere. Her love of nature, art, and children’s literature often feeds into her therapy sessions, as these topics provide an opportunity for rich speech-language goals and learning opportunities.

Author Lindsey Powell is a Virginia native who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She can often be found playing with her two corgis, spending time with her husband, spending time outdoors, doing puzzles, or traveling with friends. As a former teacher, Lindsey enjoys incorporating curriculum standards into her therapy sessions to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. She enjoys writing stories that engage children and align with science and social studies standards.

“Freddy wakes one morning to a commotion outside his burrow,” Perkins and Powell write. “When a migrating flock of geese heralds the approach of the bitter cold of winter, the young mouse faces a big decision: travel south with the geese or stay in the comfort of his home. Although the flock’s plan to escape the cold weather seems like a good idea, this adventure may be more than Freddy bargained for.

“During this icy season, Freddy encounters a variety of woodland creatures. Some seem nice enough, while others are perhaps a little less pleasant. Freddy begins to realize that each creature has its own unique rhythm of life, and he’s not sure where he fits in.”