"The Winter Boy" by Sally Wiener Grotta Nominated for the Prestigious Locus Award

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Accolades continue to pour in for "The Winter Boy," a literary speculative novel that crosses the lines between science fiction and fantasy. The latest honor is that book reviewers and editors have nominated it for the Locus Award.

"The Winter Boy" by Sally Wiener Grotta
"An amazing, tour-de-force literary work completely unlike anything I have ever read.... People will be studying and talking about 'The Winter Boy' for years to come." ~ Wendy Delmater Thies, Abyss and Apex Magazine

"The Winter Boy" by Sally Wiener Grotta is on the ballot for the highly respected annual Locus Awards. What makes this a particularly nice honor is that nominations for the award are made by book reviewers and editors. Then the general public is invited to vote.

  • About "The Winter Boy"

“...a great book... in the 'must read' category for anyone who enjoys a cultural fantasy...” ~ Charline Ratcliff, "Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Winter Boy” explores important political and social issues within a dynamic, character-driven otherworld. In “The Winter Boy,” a cloistered society of widows has forged a centuries-long peace by using storytelling, reason and sexual intimacy to train young men destined to be leaders. But a new widow’s first season with a “problem” boy erupts into conflict, anger and danger, when she uncovers a web of conspiracies that threatens his life and could destroy their entire society. And a winter that should have been a gentle, quiet season becomes one of conflict, anger and danger.

"An amazing, tour-de-force literary work completely unlike anything I have ever read.... People will be studying and talking about 'The Winter Boy' for years to come." ~ Wendy Delmater Thies, "Abyss and Apex Magazine"

  • Where to Find "The Winter Boy"

"The Winter Boy" is available in hardbound, paperback and eBook (all formats) from most bookstores including iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and others.

Book reviewers and bloggers interested in receiving review copies and/or interviewing Sally Wiener Grotta should contact Cynthia Dadson, Director of Marketing & Communications of Pixel Hall Press (Cynthia[at]PixelHallPress[dot]com).

  • About Sally Wiener Grotta

Sally Wiener Grotta is a consummate storyteller, reflecting her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. As an award-winning journalist, she has written hundreds of articles, columns, essays and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers, journals and online publications. She has also authored numerous non-fiction books. Her fiction includes the critically acclaimed novel "Jo Joe."

Sally Wiener Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and other organizations about storytelling, creativity, and the business of writing. She welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout, or phone), and to do occasional readings.

  • About Pixel Hall Press

Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise be overlooked. Our mission is to publish books that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.

In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, many mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of core principles and the purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is the veritable avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints like Pixel Hall Press are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's core purpose is finding and nurturing great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.

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