Thank you to the Ventura County Writer’s Club for awarding my short story, “The Un-Miracle,” an honorable mention award in their national short story contest (contest chair Sheli Ellsworth pictured with the author). You can read an excerpt here. The full story will be published in the VCWC’s upcoming annual anthology.
Light Runner, a coming of age fantasy novel, “captures gritty angst of a teen on the streets”
Listen to the author read a sample chapter from Light Runner:
The strange metallic element traveled light years to find its way into the hands of a teenage girl. She’s sixteen, skateboards, likes manga, and streaked her hair lime green. Dara Adengard doesn’t realize her own genes carry an extraordinary power. And the last thing she ever expected was to become a hero–or fall in love.
“Terrific storyline. Very riveting.” Amazon Reviewer
“…an exciting story. Life on the streets of LA with other runaway kids enlivens the atmosphere, and Dara’s ability to stay hidden keeps readers cheering…. The healing Jyotisha also brings intrigue to the storyline. Its relation to her family’s past and its magical powers give an interesting supernatural element to the novel.” Underground Book Reviews
“Philip Brown does a great job keeping the story grounded in our world and our reality. So much so that I could see something like this showing up on the news or in a Twitter feed.” Amanda K. Thompson, YA Book Reviewer
“…an amazing idea for a plot…intricate details, twists, and turns. Thumbs up…” The Book Moo, YA Book Reviewer
“Great plot, heartwarming connections among characters and the overall message of love and empowerment make this a good read for any age.” Amazon Reviewer
When 16 year-old Dara finds an armband that miraculously heals her injured knee, she’s thrust into a perilous search for her missing father, clues to her mother’s recent death—and the stunning truth about herself. Light Runner, a new young adult fantasy novel from Philip Brown, is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers.
Five stars on Amazon!
Recent interview on Underground Book Reviews.
Read another interview with Phil on J. Evan Stuart’s author blog.
Watch YA Book Reviewer Amanda Thompson’s excellent YouTube review of Light Runner: