STRANDEDA circulation librarian (with discerning taste!) in Peoria, Illinois, posted a rave review of my new novel, STRANDED, as part of Fondulac District Library’s “FDL Reads” program.

Here’s the link:

And here’s an excerpt:

Powerful, raw, awe-inspiring.”

“This book has a Western sticker on the spine, but if you’re not a fan of westerns, do not let that put you off reading this book! Stranded is an adventure tale above all. Told in the form of a diary kept by Janette Riker, this is actually based on a true story. Janette Riker was left behind to guard the wagon when her father and two brothers went off to hunt. When they didn’t return, she had to find a way to survive the winter. The real Janette didn’t keep a diary, but if she had, it may have been filled with grit and determination, just like this book.”

“Rating: 5 out of 5”

(Grateful and tickled as I am, my only quibble with the review is with its designation as a book for adults. The book is intended for younger readers—fans of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet—on up to adults! Aw heck, give it a go—I’d love to hear from you!)