Across the top of this blog are two of the best words in the English language for a writer. I was just told that Elk River won the 2013 award for Best Young Adult Fiction from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA), I am thrilled.
This is the second award for Elk River in the past year. It was selected as a finalist for the very prestigious Benjamin Franklin award from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) last fal for LGBT, and it was the only novel in the category.
This edgy story would be great for that fourteen year old who wonders what the world was like fifty years ago when the greatest adventure wasn't the latest phone but the scary wonders to be discovered in the dark forest and along the lake, "Below the hill."