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Stone and Silt

Top Ten on Hot New YA Literature/Fiction, August 2013 -- Amazon

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a "half-breed." At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother's death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.


From readers and reviewers:

"I appreciated the historical aspect of the novel, taking the reader on a journey to a time of simpler ideas, but not necessarily simpler times. Nikaia, the novel's protagonist, faces the ridicule of actual bullies (not the proclaimed "she said something mean behind my back" gossip bullies of today's times) and has to dig deep to find her strength. She is spunky without being overly crass and makes bold moves that save not only her, but the object of her first real affection, and in the end, a community's heart." - Literary Musings

"The main character is very well drawn and I want more books featuring her! I enjoyed the setting of 18th century British Columbia; the details of what life was like in that era really enhanced the storyline." - Goodreads

"'Stone & Silt' reads a lot like a cozy mystery, and the author does a great job in dropping a few hints here and there which builds up for the end as you try to guess 'whodunit'.
"The author presents some great imagery of the Fraser Canyon during the Gold Rush years as Nikaia's family travels to and from Fort Yale to Lytton. We also learn a lot about the First Nations people (or 'Native Indians' as the author refers in the book) and their rich customs.
"'Stone & Silt' is a story for all ages that also leaves behind a great message of the importance and value of family. This story was written from the author's heart, and it shows. " - Amazon reviewer

Stone and Silt is available now on Amazon in e-book and paperback, as well as from other online outlets.

Amazon.com link:
http://amazon.com/dp/B00EKNTGSA/?tag=kbpst-20 (Kindle)
http://amazon.com/dp/1940215048/?tag=kbpst-20 (paperback)

Amazon.ca link:
http://amazon.ca/dp/B00EKNTGSA/?tag=kbca-20 (Kindle)
http://amazon.ca/dp/1940215048/?tag=kbca-20 (paperback)

Amazon.co.uk link:
http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EKNTGSA/?tag=kb1-21 (Kindle)
http://amazon.co.uk/dp/1940215048/?tag=kb1-21 (paperback)

Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1116306511 (paperback or Nook)

Kobo.com:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/stone-and-silt

It's a YA historical mystery, based in 1860s British Columbia. Here's the book cover, and check out the trailer below!

 

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Original subject: Is this the Harvey we all know and love?

Hey, all!

I was Web surfing just now and decided to check out Red Adept Publishing to see what's up over there... (mainly because I may submit something of my own over there one of these days, just to try my luck, so it's nice to know if they're publishing anything similar.)

Anyway, they've signed several new authors of late and I noticed a familiar name and face...

http://redadeptpublishing.com/harvey-chute/

...let me know if I'm wrong, but if this is who I think it is, it seems our fearless leader may be joining our ranks in the Writer's Cafe for more than just fun-and-admin reasons, soon!

If so, wow... Let's congratulate him!
 

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scarlet said:
um, craig.... harvey's writing days actually pre-date kindle, i think....
If this is our Harvey, yeah... in the bio it says he wrote several "...for Dummies" books.

This looks like something else. Fiction, maybe!
 

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Yes, all of you authors here on the boards have inspired me, and I've been working on a fiction book the past few months. It's a historical mystery... and kind of a lifelong dream to actually finish a novel and see it all the way through publishing!!
 

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Go Harvey!!!
 

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Good for you, Harvey! And historical mystery too. Awesome. What era?

How are things going at Red Adept Publishing? It's been over a year now? Gosh, I don't even remember when the shift occurred. I know being a new publisher isn't easy. I'd love to hear an update on things are progressing.
 

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Harvey said:
Yes, all of you authors here on the boards have inspired me, and I've been working on a fiction book the past few months. It's a historical mystery... and kind of a lifelong dream to actually finish a novel and see it all the way through publishing!!
Hey, I write history mystery, too. What time period?
Mine is the 1806- 1820 time period, but not Jane Austen-y at all. More like National Treasure-y.
 

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Monique said:
Good for you, Harvey! And historical mystery too. Awesome. What era?

How are things going at Red Adept Publishing? It's been over a year now? Gosh, I don't even remember when the shift occurred. I know being a new publisher isn't easy. I'd love to hear an update on things are progressing.
Thank you! It's set in 1860s British Columbia... end of the fur trade, beginning of the gold rush days. I think it'll be categorized as Young Adult. The protagonist is a 16-year-old girl. She and a friend get wrapped up in a murder mystery. It's been really fun to write!
 

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LisaGraceBooks said:
Hey, I write history mystery, too. What time period?
Mine is the 1806- 1820 time period, but not Jane Austen-y at all. More like National Treasure-y.
At first I set it in the 1880s, because that's when the railroads pushed through British Columbia, and there is a lot of fascinating history behind that. But in the end I moved it about 20 years early - to 1862, to be precise - because that was the era of Royal Engineers building wagon roads, and I wanted to embed elements of that into the story.
 

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Harvey said:
Yes, all of you authors here on the boards have inspired me, and I've been working on a fiction book the past few months. It's a historical mystery... and kind of a lifelong dream to actually finish a novel and see it all the way through publishing!!
Awesome news!
 
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