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