It Took Billy (Paperback)
BookBaby, 9781543947625, 180pp.
Publication Date: November 19, 2018
List Price: 10.99*
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The handwritten journal of a boy named Billy was found in a hollow tree trunk in the woods. The pages from the first half of the notebook had been ripped out. At the time the journal was discovered, Billy had been missing for three months.It Took Billy is a dark fantasy for adult readers. The story centers around the harrowing journey of a teenage boy who is abducted by an ancient demon, and thrust into a twisted world full of cruel magic, powerful mystics, and enraged immortals. Left with nothing but his notebook and a pen, Billy chronicles every detail of his terrifying ordeal.This is Billy's journal.
About the Author
Miguel Lopez de Leon lives in Los Angeles. He writes young-adult, middle-grade, and dark fantasy novels. His debut novel "Galadria: Peter Huddleston & The Rites of Passage" was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the "Best Books of 2014."?Miguel's novel "It Took Billy" won Second Place at the 2018-2019 Reader Views Literary Awards (Horror Category), and was a Finalist at the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Commercial Fiction Category)."Babble Magic" won First Runner-Up at the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Science Fiction & Fantasy Category). "Babble Magic" was also a Grand Prize Finalist (Short List) at the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, and won an Honorable Mention at the 2018-2019 Reader Views Literary Awards (Teen Category). ?"The Light Dweller" was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2017-2018 Nautilus Book Awards (Middle Grade Fiction Category). "The Light Dweller" also won Second Place at the 2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards (Fantasy Category), and was a Finalist at the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards (Fantasy Category).?"The Covens of Elmeeria" was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2017-2018 Nautilus Book Awards (Middle Grade Fiction Category). "The Covens of Elmeeria" also won Second Place at the 2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards (Young Adult Fiction Category).?In addition to writing, Miguel also attends and participates in a number of literary events and conventions, and even had his own booths at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and the 2019 L.A. Comic Con.?Before becoming a novelist, Miguel started out as a short-story writer. Over 30 of his short stories were chosen for publication, and appeared in various magazines and collections.?One of Miguel's short stories, "A Working Professional," won First Place in Writer's Digest Magazine's "Your Story #24" writing contest, and beat out over 550 other international submissions.