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Haslett, Michigan Author Publishes New Novel

This Fantasy Novel Follows What Happens After a Foreign Plague Almost Destroys and Entire Planet

“The Princess of the Light,” a new book by James McKenzie, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
The Princess of the Light by James A. McKenzie is a "fantastical" ride through space among thousands of civilizations that achieved much, but never conquered the problem of greed. This is a story that could have taken place several thousand years ago, or could possibly take place several thousand years in the future.
This ethereal tale began in the surface world of Sha'nia, whose great trading ship returned from the cosmos with unexpected cargo—a plague that was so communicable that even trained medical personnel were unaware of it until it was too late. In two days, nearly the entire population had died. Now 6,000 people were the beneficiaries of 50 billion. In the Royal Palace, only 25 survived, including Queen Anne and her four children—William, Elizabeth, Andrea, and Andrew. They knew they were safe with the resources to feed, clothe, and educate themselves. However, over time, a problem came to light—only 100 women and 5 men remained fertile—how would they restore their population? Now, join the Sha'nia in their adventurous travels to other civilizations, as they look for ways to keep their planet alive.

About the Author

James A. McKenzie is a Michigan native, raised in Montrose, and currently residing in Haslett. The father of three children, he has enjoyed coaching their sports teams.
An alumnus of Michigan State University, he trained as an engineer and is a skilled metal model maker by profession, able to create items that do not exist at present. If it can be imagined, he can make it.
In addition to writing, his interests include sports and he has been a season-ticket holder of Michigan State's women's basketball for years.
“The Princess of the Light” is a 318-page paperback with a retail price of $26.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-0935-9.  It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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