A starfish tale for Southern Shells and Other Belles. Ocean-inspired Secrets of the Southern Shells, authored by Casey Tennyson Swann, collects for the reader a small handful of loving advice for Southern Shells. As in any shell collection, one has their deeply treasured favorites from beaches long ago. Swann captures the timeless wisdom and timely advice from Southern mothers to their children through the adventure of a starfish who ventures out into a rapidly changing global world. The book balances the delicate shell images with words of practical wisdom and comfort. chARTists from Winter Park, Fla. - based chART charity art created original fine art for the book illustrations.