Monday, June 3, 2013

"Stone and Silt" - to be released August 19th

August 19th! The date has been set for the release of my upcoming novel, Stone and Silt.

The story is a Young Adult mystery taking place in the historical setting of 1860s British Columbia.

The main character is Nikaia Wales, a 16-year-old half-native, half-white girl. The simple life she leads in the gold rush town of Fort Yale gets turned upside down when she finds a hidden satchel loaded with stolen nuggets. Within hours, a ruffian's bullet-ridden body is found nearby, and her father is accused of murder.

Desperate to reveal the truth behind the killing, Nikaia finds an ally in Yee Sim, a teenage Chinese boy she has befriended - and has growing feelings for. She also draws on some unlikely help from her younger sister, Klima. Together they scramble to trace the thread of the mystery, putting their own lives in peril and testing the bonds of family and young love.

The story carries themes of family, loyalty, and the power of hope in the face of adversity - all placed in the colorful backdrop of British Columbia's pioneering days. It'll be available from Amazon in e-book and paperback formats, as well as from other online booksellers.


  1. What a novel idea Harv! I had no idea you were even working on something like this. I figured you already had quite a bit on your plate. Maybe you'll be the next J. K. Rowling. I look forward to a good read. I'm sure there will be a river scene or two in there somewhere......

    1. Thanks Al! The plate is pretty full but it's good to have a creative project or two. Ah yes, the good ol' Fraser figures pretty prominently in the story. It was fun to write!