The inspiration for this children’s book came while Bill Lepp was driving, with his teen-aged daughter, down a West Virginia highway when they caught up with a pickup truck carrying several mattresses. Lepp asked, “Do you think you could sleep on that?” to which his daughter replied, “Of course I could, Daddy, I’m a princess.” The result is a zany and endearing tale of a mountain man seeking a mountain princess. Bill Lepp is a professional story-teller who appears at events all over the country. He is a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liar’s Contest, a featured storyteller at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival as well as the National Storytelling Festival, and a recipient of the 2018 Vandalia Award, West Virginia’s highest folk arts award. He has also won the PEN Steven Kroll Award for picture book writing and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature.
Charleston, West Virginia: Quarier Press, 2018. 32 unnumbered pages, illustrated by Lottie Looney. 8.5” X 11” hardback in dust jacket.