Friday, October 14, 2016

Banned in Ballard?

I realize “Banned Book” week has come and gone, but it took me a while to realize how relevant it actually was to me (aside from the fact that I've read a large number of the books on that list).

You see, I suspect that my latest YA novel, Out in the Dark under pen name Nicola Adams, was in fact banned (or censured) from a bookstore in Seattle.
It hadn’t occurred to me that a book about a multi-state car-chase (in a 1966 Pontiac GTO), Remote Viewing, and a teenager trying to rescue his psychic warrior father from a rogue government group was considered ban-worthy.

But, that appears to be exactly what happened. When I contacted the bookstore in question I was curtly told that my book did not fit their programming.

I tried, respectfully, to open a dialogue on the “how and why” of their programming but was shut down.

I guess that means my book was really banned.
Imagine that. It sure surprised me.

Get yourself a copy and let me know what you think. The book is available in both ebook and paperback – almost! – everywhere books are sold.

Thank you!

PS: Makes me wonder how the sequel will be received!


  1. Hey, that puts your book in good company! ;)

  2. Fortunately this particular bookstore can neither dictate what an author should write, nor what readers will like. :-)