Renowned entrepreneur and best-selling author Tina Wells talks to Glow Steam TV about her new book series The Zee Files, which is a spinoff of her wildly successful Mackenzie Blue series that sold 250,000 upon its release.
The new series portrays the adventures of a slightly older Mackenzie, or “Zee’ for short, who leaves her California home to attend boarding school in England. The series, published by West Margin Press, will be exclusive to Target stores throughout the United States.
“I am so excited to bring this project to life and introduce Zee to a new audience, says Wells. “Representation in middle-grade fiction is so important to me and crucial for a better future. I am thrilled to introduce these characters to a new generation of young readers, and grateful to West Margin Press and Target for giving me this platform.”
The first and second books in The Zee Files series are now available in brick-and-mortar Target stores as well as on Target.com. Two subsequent titles are slated to launch the following year with the aim to enter the hearts and minds of tweens around the country.
Dubbed “tween fiction,” this series falls between the middle-grade and young adult genres, appealing to kids 11 to 14 years old of diverse backgrounds.
“We are thrilled to partner with Tina to introduce Zee to tween readers everywhere,” said West Margin Press Publishing Director, Jennifer Newens. “This unique collaboration highlights a new, important voice in the children’s book space. That The Zee Files is an #ownvoices series makes it even more important and timely.”
About Tina Wells
Tina Wells is a business strategist, advisor, author, and the founder of RLVNT Media, a multimedia content venture serving entrepreneurs, tweens and culturists with authentic representation. Tina has been recognized by Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Essence’s 40 Under 40 and more. For more than two decades she led Buzz Marketing Group, an agency she founded at age 16 with clients like Dell, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Kroger, Apple, P+G, Johnson & Johnson, and American Eagle that Tina connected with her network of 30,000 buzzSpotters® and 7,000 “momSpotters”, all influential millennials and passionate end-consumers.
Tina is also the author of seven books, including the best-selling tween fiction series Mackenzie Blue, and the marketing handbook, Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right. Tina’s board positions have included THINX, the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, The Franklin Institute and Young Entrepreneur’s Council. She has also served as the Academic Director for Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.
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