“The Boy Who Ran” Wins the IPPY Gold Medal for Juvenile Fiction
Industry: Book Publishing
“The Boy Who Ran”, written by Michael Selden and published by Woodland Park Press LLC, won the 2014 national competition Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) gold med
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The Boy Who Ran is a middle grade novel set in the mid-archaic period, North America (4000 BC). A young boy, the sole survivor when his village was massacred, escapes to the forest and is eventually found and taken in by people from another village, but he never fits in. The People believe his mind is broken and take care of him. Traumatized by his early experience, the boy never speaks but spends most of his time in the forest where he applies himself to developing his skill to running silently, learning by watching the “other” animals. One late summer the boy, who has no other name, decides this life is no longer enough. He wants to become one of The People and devises a plan to learn how to become a hunter for the village.
The IPPY awards began in 1996 and are open to books released through independent publishers that target the US. According to the award organizer, the IPPY awards have become the largest book competition and this year had more than 5000 entries in just over 70 categories.
Copies of the book are available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. An e-pub version is being released in June. The paperback version of the book is distributed globally through Ingram’s Lightning Source.
Excerpts and unpublished chapters for “The Boy Who Ran”, and for Michael’s upcoming young adult book “The Balance”, due out this fall, can be found on his web site http://michaelselden.com
About Woodland Park Press LLC
Woodland Park Press is an independent publisher of fiction of all genres, but with a focus on literary style writing