John Mitchell wins the Grand Prize for Non-Fiction with his debut memoir: The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts

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The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts, published by Inclusic LLC, is selected as the First Place Grand Prize Winner, Non-Fiction, 2014. Announced May 28th 2014, at New York City’s Harvard Club

The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts is selected as the First Place Grand Prize Winner, Non-Fiction, 2014. Announced at New York City’s prestigious Harvard Club, amongst authors, publishers and literary agents, Mitchell’s memoir was described as, “Startling and breathtakingly original. A book that will make you cry and laugh. It will affect you profoundly and will never leave you.”

Mitchell’s debut memoir has been widely acclaimed as unique for authentically capturing a story through the eyes of a young boy. It is a disturbing, though darkly funny, account of a sibling witnessing first-hand his sister’s decent into madness. “Childhood-onset schizophrenia is fortunately very rare,” Mitchell commented, “But schizophrenia affects one in one hundred families in America today.”

The ghosts in this book are metaphors for poverty, addiction, insanity and abuse. Through the innocent observations of a five-year-old, the reader is taken on a stunning coming-of-age story in 1960’s England that intertwines the horror with a profound sense of survival. Thankfully, the Dickensian cast of misfits, who are the real-life family, bring welcome moments of dark humor to the tragedy.


The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its eighth year of operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group ( in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.


John Mitchell now lives in Manhattan with his wife and family. He is very active on social media, with over 200,000 followers and fans. You can spend time with him on Twitter (, on Facebook ( and through his blog (

Mitchell, John
Inclusic (438 pp.)
Release date: July 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0615793207
Price Paperback: $16.99
Price E-Book: $6.99

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