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YouTube sensation Gary Merritt aka Gizzy releases young adult book series for eager fans.



Follow along in the zany adventure of teenage boy Gizzy as he falls into an alternate universe and fights to find his way home.

Seattle, April 2019 — YouTube channel host, Gary Merritt, launches a young adult book series made up of mysteries and epic tales. To entertain and engage online fans of his popular YouTube channel, Merritt has written an Altered Adventure series, to continue the story of Gizzy offline. The series publish date is May 10th, 2019.

Step into the vast, unique world of Altered and follow the zany adventures of a far-flung teenage boy named Gizzy. His peaceful vacation is abruptly interrupted when a mystical cyclone rolls through, sending him to a strange, Earth-like world full of Green Bloods, Power-Borns, Transwolves, Justments, and fairies. Will Gizzy overcome the obstacles of this strange but beautiful world and make it back to Earth...or will he fall victim to the spells and shifty ways of the ominous guardians?

Through creating original material for his YouTube channel, Gizzy14gazza, Merritt has reached over 2,000,000 subscribers. Merritt studied television and video production in college, then moved to Los Angeles to live out his dreams. As a boy, he created stories and characters with his sister and brother, sitting on the top step of their childhood home. Recently, he jumped from writing scripts online to writing books with the Altered Adventure series. His deep passion for storytelling constantly reminds him of how lucky he is to be in this position, and he's continually grateful and humbled.

 “When I was young I loved the idea of creating my own book,” says Merritt. “Gizzy has been by my side for over ten years now! He was the first character I created (online) and I wanted to bring him to life in the books.”

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Merritt is currently at work on book three of the Altered Adventure series, starring Gizzy.

About Gary Merritt:

Merritt launched his YouTube Channel in 2014 and has since reached over 1 million subscribers with his Altered Adventure video series. He received the “1 million subscriber” plaque from YouTube. He is an active YouTube Animator, creating and hosting several channels and has over 2 million subscribers across all channels.

Gary is a repeat celebrity attendee at gaming events across the globe, most recently at Minefaire, Los Angeles. He is a legal immigrant, having moved to the U.S. from England on a “celebrity visa” in order to pursue his career online and with books.

In 2019, Merritt will release three books in an ongoing young adult book series, The Altered Adventure. The Altered Adventure: Secrets of the Cyclone, Volume One and The Altered Adventure: Luck of the Guardians, Volume Two will be released on May 10th  2019 from Classic Day Publishing.

To learn more, visit Find Gary Merritt on Twitter, Instagram and his popular YouTube channels.

Media Contact:

To request an electronic or print copy of the book for review or to schedule an interview, please contact Amy Pennington at 206-571-5646 or [email protected].

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Amy Pennington
Press & Publicity, The Altered Adventure

MAY 10th!

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