What is paradise for a fourteen-year-old boy?

For Conrad it’s definitely not dusty Los Angeles, where he’s stuck living with his mother and his cheeky little sisters.

Paradise is the forest where his dad still lives,
by the water where everything is beautiful,
where he belongs.

IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019:
- Winner, Best First Book
"A timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - 5/5 stars (read full review)
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
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~ Journal 25 ~

The shifting colors of this music are vividly revealed here (mostly by the playing but in part by the beautiful-sounding instrument). This is Aline Piboule's first solo album, but instead of boring us with yet another heap of tepidly-played Chopin she has chosen two composers close to...

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A number of small operations are producing honey from hives situated smack in the middle of Seattle proper. This page aims to list all of the current apiaries with in-city bees, and point you to where you can buy their honey.

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Pandemic Update: Like many of you I haven't been going out as much, but I do know a few things about getting raw honey right now:

  • The Ballard Sunday Market has reopened as a 'drive-through' market, and Brookfield Farm is selling there. This apiary is a treasure, offering unusual honeys from aroun...

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On the way up to Okanogan during my recent “honey foraging trip”, I stopped at quite a few fruit stands, since many stands in those parts seemed to carry local honey and I didn’t want to miss anything. One such stand had a few jars left from Otto’s Honey. The fruit stand owner was nice enough to dig...

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I came across honeys from this apiary when I was stopping over in Twisp, WA before a backpacking trip. At the local natural foods store, a whole shelf gleamed with Cougar Canyon honeys, each enticingly hand-labeled with the place the bees sat and the date of extraction, such as “Fox Mountain, 7/18”....

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