Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton: The Rest of the Story

Carla Russell 785-248-3111 carla@globepublishingandgraphics.com

Set for release in July of 2013, "Signs Along The Way" is the biography/memoir of the late Elizabeth Layton. A native of Wellsville, Kansas, Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton actually cured her own decades-long depression with the method of blind contour drawing. Much has been written about her art, national and international tours have displayed it, but little is know about what came before the happy ending.

The book is co-authored and compiled by three of Elizabeth's granddaughters, sisters Carla Russell, Kathy (Russell) Tracy and Judy Kay (Russell) Cross. But the bulk of the book is penned by Elizabeth herself. Tucked away in some boxes in Judy Kay's basement were hundreds of pages of stories, notes, letters, illustrations and poems, saved by Elizabeth, written and drawn by her own hand, spanning the years of her life.

A national tour of her drawings will coincide with the release of the book. A documentary of her life is also being produced by Elizabeth's long-time friend and agent, Don Lambert. The book will retail for $20.00 plus tax where applicable. For more information please go to www.elizabethlayton.com or www.globepublishingandgraphics.com.

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