Knoxville author relates biblical passage to snail’s pace in kid-friendly storybook

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Author Gayle Greene imparts an important biblical teaching through the hardback release of her endearing children’s book, “The Snail’s Pace.” The book is illustrated by Greene’s daughter, Tiffany Tallent.

In “The Snail’s Pace,” the little snail was happy and content living quietly near the edge of the creek in the forest. His peaceful life is tested when the voice of the Creator prompts him to begin an uncertain journey. The humble snail’s faith, obedience and trust are challenged as he follows the path that leads him to a remarkable destination.

“The Snail’s Pace” is a charming allegory that brings to life Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Greene, who is an author, playwright and blogger, lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she also works as a professional actress appearing in national, regional and local commercials and print.  Having homeschooled all three of her children, she has returned to her love of writing since becoming an empty-nester. Greene is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature.

Tallent has had a passion for art and books from an early age. As a child, she would spend her free time reading and drawing her favorite animated characters. She has spent the last six years teaching pre-school and has developed a new love for children’s literature. Tallent, who couldn’t be more excited to be part of this book, thanks her mother, Greene, and grandmother, Patricia Childress, who helped it come to life.

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