We’re so pleased to announce that Amber Keyser’s debut YA novel, THE WAY BACK FROM BROKEN, has been selected as an Oregon Book Awards finalist. Published to acclaim in 2015 by Carolrhoda Lab, the book is a wilderness adventure in which a young boy faces the elements and confronts his grief about his sister’s death. It has been nominated for the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature and Amber joins the ranks of fellow OBA nominees including Carrie Brownstein and Walidah Imarisha. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 24 at an awards ceremony in Portland. Congratulations, Amber!
Amber is represented by Fiona Kenshole.
Huge congratulations to Amber Keyser, whose debut YA novel THE WAY BACK FROM BROKEN has sold world rights to Andrew Karre of Lerner Books’s Carolrhoda Labs in a two book deal.
The novel follows two adolescents, 15 and 10 years old, who both had infant siblings die. The two children are taken into the Canadian wilderness by one of their mothers where they find disasters, the publisher said, “in addition to the fragile hope and terrible beauty that mark the way back from broken.” Agent Fiona Kenshole
at Transatlantic Agency brokered the deal for Keyser. The second book in the deal is a currently untitled YA novel. Amber’s blog post about it is here: http://amberjkeyser.com/2014/06/my-beating-heart/