Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Author Rusty Blackwood Releases New Children's Book For Parents And Grandparents, 'Through The Eyes Of Innocence'

Canadian Author Rusty Blackwood has announced the release of her new children's book, 'Through The Eyes Of Innocence'. Blackwood hopes the book will help parents and grandparents connect with children and grandchildren though reliving memories of their own childhood

Acclaimed Canadian author Rusty Blackwood, author of the 'Passion In Paris' series, has announced the release of her new children's book, 'Through The Eyes Of Innocence'. The book is a collection of short stories based on her experiences growing up in rural Ontario, Canada.

"Our childhood warrants more than we realize with regard to who we become as adults," says Rusty wholeheartedly. "A child who was allowed to laugh, explore, and use their imagination was a child that often followed their dreams, and in doing so, became whatever they so desired, as opposed to a child who was discouraged; taught only to believe in the negative. In that unfortunate scenario, the outcome as an adult can often prove an unwelcoming existence."

'Through the Eyes of Innocence', cover-image exclusively photographed by upcoming, creative photographer, Miss Carson Doan, is a collection of imaginative short stories for children as well the young at heart who still wish to touch the child dwelling inside each of us. There is nothing more innocent than a child and the way they look at the world with a curious mind filled to the brim with exciting adventure, whimsical imagination, and endless wonder. A child truly does look at the world in their own way, and within a special time that is all their own. This unique collection contains intricately woven tales stemming from Ms. Blackwood's imagination, as well based in part on her own childhood growing up in the 1950s on her paternal grandfather's farm in rural Ontario, Canada.

"I wrote these stories," relayed Ms. Blackwood, "primarily for my own children and grandchildren to gain insight into my childhood; possibly know the child I once was. It was important to me, for I feel it helps to bring family closer by experiencing, through words the happenings of those who came before." Rusty further states, "Through sharing my stories with parents and grandparents who might possibly obtain copies for their children and grandchildren, it might provide a window to remember their own childhood, and hopefully if they do, it will signal a smile."

Rusty Blackwood has written an eclectic array of Contemporary and Traditional poetry, publishing her first collection in October of 2009 entitled, ‘Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought’. This was followed in April of 2010 by a collection of assorted short stories for children as well the young at heart entitled, ‘Young Minds’.

Her first venture into the competitive world of main-stream fiction was a long time in the making, but was finally realized in early October 2010 with the release of her debut romance novel, ‘Passion in Paris: Connections to the Past’, the first of two in the ongoing romance/drama. The second part, a romance novel entitled, ‘Passion in Paris: Directions of the Heart’ was released in May 2011 and will be followed by the intriguing drama, ‘Net of Lies’.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto area and can be reached using the information below. Ms. Blackwood’s titles are available at, Createspace and at her website. More information regarding her work is available at the site. Ms. Blackwood also holds a monthly drawing for copies of her works. A signup form is also available at her website.


Rusty Blackwood resides in St. Catharines, Ontario and is the author of a number of romance novels, poetry books and children's books.


Rusty Blackwood