Serious Writer, Inc., named me a finalist for the Writer of the Year award for Wandering Swallow: A Young Girl’s Quest for Freedom, My as yet unpublished middle grade reader features Hana, a girl from North Korea, who along with her grandfather, is striving to escape the Hermit Kingdom’s oppression and famine of 1995 and survive her journey through China.
Hana doesn’t know where her parents have gone. She’s not sure when she’ll see her next meal. And she understands that police might arrest them at any moment and return them to North Korea where they’ll be executed or left to starve.
Their mysterious Chinese guide, Luke, carries a prominent scar he acquired during the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989. He has a price on his head and follows a man who died 2,000 years ago.
Hana’s stands on the Great Wall and in Tiananmen Square. She learns about the Terra Cotta Soldiers and the God whose unseen army protects his own.
Thank you, Serious Writer!