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Guiding Light Novel-To Mark Daytime Drama’s- 70th Birthday

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July 12 – July 19, 2007 Edition

Guiding Light Novel
To Mark Daytime
Drama’s 70th Birthday

NEW YORK, NY/7/9/2007—Pocket Books celebrates the 70th anniversary of America’s longest running daytime drama, Emmy Award-winning Guiding Light with an original novel, GUIDING LIGHT: JONATHAN’S STORY (Pocket Books; September 18, 2007; $21.00), which features the popular character Jonathan Randall in an all-new passionate and adventure-filled love story, that provides crucial information not revealed on the show. The book will also feature his illustrious mother Reva Shayne, his beloved deceased Tammy Winslow and Jonathan’s arch-enemy Alan Spaulding. JONATHAN’S STORY was conceived by Guiding Light’s Emmy-nominated Head Writer David Kreizman.

Stars of Guiding Light will promote the publication of GUIDING LIGHT: JONATHAN’S STORY at two live appearances at shopping malls where they will autograph copies of the novel.

In addition, Pocket Books will run an on-line sweepstakes where fans can enter to win a copy of the novel autographed by Kim Zimmer, the Emmy Award-winning actress, who plays the character Reva Shayne.

GUIDING LIGHT: JONATHAN’S STORY’s suspenseful and romantic adventure begins with handsome young Jonathan Randall fleeing the town of Springfield. He knocked up spoiled rich girl Lizzie Spaulding, but his heart belonged to his true love Tammy Winslow. When Tammy was killed stepping in front of a speeding car to save Jonathan from a hit man, he faked his own death and left town with his daughter, Sarah, in order to keep her away from the ruthless Alan Spaulding. His mother, Reva Shayne, is the only one who knows he’s still alive.

This novel reveals the new life that Jonathan has made for himself and his baby daughter. Far away from Springfield, Jonathan stops running and establishes a new identity for himself: J.B. Winslow. While trying to establish a stable home for Sarah, he meets a strong, compelling young woman to whom he is instantly attracted. As he wrestles with feelings of guilt and loyalty to his deceased beloved Tammy, Jonathan forges a new life and a passionate new relationship, which pose great rewards and great dangers….

Find out what isn’t revealed about your favorite characters from America’s longest running daytime drama—in GUIDING LIGHT: JONATHAN’S STORY.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Perils of Pursuing a Prince, The Hazards of Hunting A Duke, Highlander in Disguise, and ten other romantic novels. She lives in Austin, Texas. She welcomes readers to her website, www.julialondon.com.

Alina Adams is Creative Content Producer for Guiding Light and As The World Turns. She is also The New York Times best-selling author of Oakdale Confidential and The Figure Skating Mystery series of books.

About Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, which publishes the Pocket Books imprint, is a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at http://www.simonsays.com

Guiding Light, the longest-running show in broadcast history, was the recipient of the 2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. Guiding Light is a Procter & Gamble Production program and tapes in New York City. Ellen Wheeler is the Executive Producer and David Kreizman is the Headwriter. The show can be seen weekdays on the CBS Television Network. (Check local listings).