Tree Tunnel Press is please to announce the following honors for The Stream:
Shelf Unbound Notable Book in Literary Fiction
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award, Finalist, in Literary Fiction
Eric Hoffer Award Finalist, in General Fiction
USA Best Book Awards, Finalist, in Visionary Fiction
da Vinci Eye Finalist, Book Cover
Awards for Wyndano's Cloak!
Gold Medal Winner in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, in Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
Gold Medal Winner in the 2010 Readers Favorite Awards in Preteen Fiction
Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Fiction (Winners announced June 2011!)
Winner, 2010 Books and Authors Books of the Year Award, in Fantasy/Fairy Tale Fiction
Silver Medal Winner 2011 Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book, Children's/Young Adult
2011 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award in Young Adult/Children
Winner of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards in Children's Cover Design
Finalist in the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards in Young Adult Fiction
Finalist in the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards in Adventure
Award-Winning Finalist for Young Adult Fiction, 2010 International Book Awards
Award-Winning Finalist for Best Interior Design, 2010 International Book Awards
Praise for Wyndano's Cloak
". . . Constant suspense . . . impossible to put down. You're going to be very tired in the morning!" Feathered Quill Review (Full review)
" . . . A powerful coming-of-age story . . . a rich and subtle metaphor for the power of creativity and courage, the function and purpose of artistic inspiration and enrichment, and the role of fantasy and vision in the human psyche." The US Review of Books (Full review)
". . . Adventure, appeal, action . . . a fantasy vehicle that will carry young adults through tests of strength, integrity, and steadfast visions. Dark in tone yet laced with hope and optimism . . . presents just the right piquant combination of danger, excitement, mystery, and challenge . . . Wyndano's Cloak will attract a following to clamor for sequels to this exciting tome." Children's Bookwatch (Full review)
"I was entranced . . . Silverberry is a master at characterization. Few are his equal . . ." Readers Favorite (Full review)
". . . a tale of intense imagination and wonder. An adventure we may only find in the deepest corners of our imagination. A. R. Silverberry's story was one that I will likely be re-reading very soon." Allbooksreviews, Review by Kirsten Bussière (Full Review)
". . . A grand adventure . . . a coming-of-age soon to be classic that is certain to keep kids entertained and away from the TV and video game system for long stretches . . . Silverberry’s creativity and imagination are second to none." Reviewed by William R. Potter for Reader’s Choice Book Reviews. (Full Review)
". . . A magical tale . . . chock full of everything a great fantasy novel needs; dashing young men, adventures galore, treachery, love and intrigue . . . I highly recommend this book for pre-teens and young adults . . . The fact that there are two strong, capable female main characters makes it exceptionally appropriate for girls this age." Thesupermom.com, Review by Karlynn Johnston (Full Review)
"This book is hard to put down!!! Breathtaking and Captivating tale of a brave and daring young girl! . . . when the book is finished, you will be left wanting more. A must read for fantasy lovers." Marcia Freespirit, CEO JimSam Inc. Publishing
". . . Mysteries and surprises grab the reader’s attention and send the imagination scurrying. This is a delightful book and can be highly recommended. Give Silverberry and Jen the chance to win the reader’s heart and spend some time learning the secrets of Wyndano’s Cloak." Bestsellers World, Reviewed by Chris Phillips (Full Review)
". . . A superb young adult fantasy." Harriet Klausner, Amazon #1 Reviewer
"What more can a reader ask for? Mystery, treachery, intrigue . . . and a magical cloak that may prove just as dangerous to use as not to use. Delicious!" Eric A. Kimmel, author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
"One of my favorite books of the year... had all of the elements of some of my favorite stories from The Hobbit to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe...I love this book!" Jeffrey Preston, Award-Winning Author of The Chain
"Wyndano's Cloak, an engaging adventure with an extraordinary heroine, captures the courage and sense of adventure that lies in the heart of all young girls." Sandra Martz, editor, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
"An affecting story, imaginatively conceived, beautifully written - altogether effectively realized. It's just the sort of book I would have eaten up at age 13 or 14." Mark Rhynsburger, editor
"Enchanting! A thrilling adventure in worlds that are both magically familiar and yet unknown . . . I wish I had been able to read it as a child for the sole purpose of rereading it as an adult." Ann Lyke, M.Ed., Educational Specialist, Author of Finding Joy
"Good versus evil in a rich tale full of magic, adventure and courage, Wyndano’s Cloak reminds us of the power in each of us to grow and transform into our very best self." Susan Borkin, M.A., Psychotherapist, author of When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing
"Like when I read Harry Potter, the characters in this book became so close to me as I read them, that I didn't want them to leave! What I especially liked was how I could relate to some of the internal struggles the characters had and how they all faced moral challenges . . . I think my favorite character was Blue. He always kept me on the edge of my seat." Sonali Bhagat, Speech-Language Pathologist
"A thoughtful, refreshing approach to the coming of age tale; moments of pure lyricism . . ." Ken Bullock, Arts Critic, Berkeley Daily Planet; Commuter Times; forallevents.com
"Be prepared to be transported into the world of royalty and intrigue. The coolness of the castle floors will settle into the soles of your feet and the chill throughout your body will flow over you as the battle to save Aerdem and all who love it is fought." Donna McDine, Children's Author, www.donnamcdine.com
"A real page turner!" Joan Baran, PhD, Clinical Director, The Children's Health Council
A. R. Silverberry was featured in the Sunday edition of the Monterey Herald. The article ran on the front page of the Leisure section beside Dave Barry’s Holiday Gift Guide.
A. R. Silverberry interviewed about Wyndano's Cloak on Bestsellersworld.com. Read the full interview
A. R. Silverberry, will read from and sign copies of his award-winning novel, Wyndano's Cloak, at Borders bookstores in Marin and Santa Cruz. The Marin event will be on September 25th, from 2 – 4 PM, at Borders Books, San Rafael. The Santa Cruz event will be on October 2nd, from 2 – 4 PM, at Borders Books, Santa Cruz. A portion of author profits from these events will benefit DrawBridge, an expressive arts program for homeless and vulnerable children. Contribute directly to Drawbridge.
Join me for a relaxing day at Florey's Book Co in picturesque Pacifica. I'll be reading from and signing copies of Wyndano's Cloak from 2 – 4 PM on 6/26/10. Then enjoy this beautiful coastal town just south of San Francisco. This quaint town hosts excellent restaurants, the Sanchez Art Center, the Stephen Johnson Photography Gallery, and an 1846 classic adobe building filled with historic furniture, clothing, and tools from the Spanish era of California. Pacifica is also home to three national recreation areas: Milagra Ridge, Sweeney Ridge, and Mori Point. All three afford hiking and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Twelve minutes south is the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, which includes some of the largest tide pools in the world. See you there!
A. R. Silverberry will speak at the Castro Valley Library May 23, 2 – 4 PM. He will read from and discuss his novel, Wyndano's Cloak. Books will be available for purchase. Details May 23, 2 – 4 PM
Tree Tunnel Press title, Wyndano's Cloak, will be in the Public Library Association Show 3/24 - 3/26/2010 at the Portland Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. This biennial national conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, Friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world.
A. R. Silverberry will launch his charitable tour with a book party benefiting the Children’s Health Council, March 15, 2010. This event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 PM PST at 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304, and is open to the public
A. R. Silverberry will be doing a book signing at Kepler's Books May 4, 2010, at 7 PM PST. Kepler's Books is at 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025. A portion of the author's profit from sales at Kepler's will benefit the Children's Health Council.
A. R. Silverberry will be interviewed on Maryanne Live on April 27, at 10 AM PST. To hear the broadcast, go to www.healthylife.net and click Listen Live! Encores played 10-11 PM PST the following Tuesday.
A. R. Silverberry will partner with Oasis for Girls, a nonprofit that offers arts and arts education, leadership development, and life skills education programs that support the growth of low-income girls in San Francisco. The date of this fundraising event to be announced.
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