Year of the Amphibian

Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019:
- Finalist, General Fiction / Novel (over 80,000 words)
- Finalist, First Novel (over 90,000 words)

Eric Hoffer Awards 2019: Finalist, Fiction
"Elegantly written, with vivid, nuanced characters and a strong sense of place." - IndieReader

A year in the life of a teenage boy in the early 1980's: a coming-of-age novel of sorts, but also a story about siblings in a broken family, and about the echoes of history, and about art, and about the human condition, and about burritos, and about toads, and about girls.

The market demands categories, and this book naturally falls into the "teen" / "young adult" area, but really it's a multi-layered novel for anybody to read.

Formats: paperback or eBook (hardcover forthcoming, audiobook planned). You're definitely going to want a print version though: the cover art by Eroyn Franklin looks really nice. But whichever version you read, I hope you will go back and write a review!


While this novel is set in the 1980's and partly in Los Angeles, it's not meant to be an exercise in nostalgia, and you certainly don't need to know the references to follow the story. That said, once you finish reading you can go back and trace them all via the magic of the internet: