Friday, August 28, 2015

Supporting a YA Author

It recently came to my attention through Mary Fan, that one of her fellow Red Adept Publishing authors, Harvey Chute, is fighting stage IV cancer. RAP is kindly donating all sales for August & September to Harvey. Not only would it be wonderful to help him, but you also get a great-sounding historical in the process! 

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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.


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I also wanted to share this photo of Harvey and his daughters, along with an excerpt from his blog about what he feels is at the heart of his book, Stone and Silt.


Stone and Silt is, at its heart, the story of a family. One that has tender moments, shares joy, faces peril, and experiences loss. In other words, it's like every family I know, to one degree or another.

Nikaia, the main character, is a sixteen-year-old half-native, half-white girl. She's coming to grips with becoming a woman while in the midst of the worst jeopardy her family has ever faced.

As a father of three daughters, I can empathize with the feelings of Nikaia's Papa. Seeing your girls mature and stretch before your eyes is at once heartwarming and terrifying. 

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14 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Harvey! The book sounds wonderful. Love that picture of him with his daughters. :)

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  2. So sorry to hear Harvey is battling cancer. It's such a horrible disease. It's great that his publisher is donating the sales to help.

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  3. this is such a wonderful thing. I'm so heartbroken for Harvey's family and will pray for a miracle and recovery. the story sounds wonderful. That picture made me smile though, what a loving photo. praying for Harvey! cancer as we know is the worst...ruins so much.

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  4. What a lovely photo of Harvey and his daughters. I wish him all the very best and congratulations on his book.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Harvey's cancer diagnosis. What a great pic of him and his beautiful daughters. His book sounds good, and I liked his own take on what's at the heart of it. Wishing him and his family strength, good luck, and a miracle in the coming months.

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  6. Cancer sucks. (Understatement). I'm glad there's a way for people to help.

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  7. Harvey is a good soul. He is the founder of KBoards and that forum has helped so many indie authors. I am hoping for a miracle for him.

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  8. P.S. I've read the book and it's awesome. A really exceptional historical mystery.

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  9. Oh wow. That is always such a hard blow to be dealt. I hope they can attack it.

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  10. Best wishes that Harvey will beat this thing and be around many more years for his beautiful daughters. His book looks FASCINATING--Congratulations to him!

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  11. Thanks for posting this, Leandra!

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about Harvey. And how heartwarming that RAP is stepping up to the plate. Thanks for letting us know about this, Leandra.

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  14. Thank you for doing this. Harvey is a really good person.

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