Hi once more for today! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with A. S. Mackey and her debut novel Carol Award finalist book The Edge of Everywhen! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.
FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!
THE EDGE OF EVERYWHEN
GENRE: Inspirational Middle Grade Mystery
PUBLISHER: B&H Kids
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020
“Hello, Reader. I am honored to know you.”
Tragedy is sometimes followed by mystery, at least that’s what faces 13-year-old Piper and her brother, Phoenix, who has autism. Mourning the loss of their parents, they must move a thousand miles away to live with their insufferable Aunt Beryl. But it is in their aunt’s cavernous library that Piper and Phoenix hear a mysterious book calling to them. Its name is Novus Fabula, and its story will change their lives forever.
“What’s that you say? Books cannot speak? On the contrary, dear Reader. Quite the contrary. Books are one of the few things on this earth that truly speak. Let me show you.”
Join Piper and Phoenix in the Verboten Library as they begin an intriguing journey of grief, wonder, and the search for Truth. If you stand with them at the edge of everywhen, you just might discover the story you need to hear as well.
I asked the author…
What do you most want readers to take away from The edge of everywhen?
We serve a mysterious, supernatural, living God. God was a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day for an entire generation of people. He spoke through a donkey; He walked on water; he healed the blind; he raised the dead. And the Bible doesn’t say that God’s supernatural qualities are any less today than they were thousands of years ago. I hope that readers will embrace the truth that God is limitless, and that He can make His presence known however and whenever and wherever He chooses. And I also hope that readers will see that faith is for everyone. Piper is a normal girl with normal fears and big questions, just like every other middle schooler. I hope readers will begin to ask those big questions of God, because I know He will answer them.
A.S. Mackey’s first foray into writing took place when she was an elementary school kid in Smyrna, Georgia. Her debut “book” was a Steno pad full of poems, given to her parents as a Christmas gift when she was eight. As a preteen, she filled books with lofty, angst-filled poetry, and she wrote her first sci-fi novel at age fifteen (it was horrid), but she still went on to solidify her love for creative writing with a degree in English literature from the University of Georgia.
Allison lives in Florence, Alabama, where she and her husband are church planters and worship leaders. She’s a member of SCBWI and ACFW, and serves as secretary of the Shoals Writers Guild. She has three adult children and one son-in-law.
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A.S. Mackey is offering a signed copy of The Edge of Everywhen to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read the debut novel Carol Award finalist The Edge of Everywhen by A S Mackey? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?
Character has autism I have a son who has autism.
definitely relatable then!
This story sounds unique, intriguing and captivating. My grandsons would enjoy this book since it is a real treasure.
My nephew would enjoy this.
Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!
I’m a middle school math teacher but I love to read books that I think my students might enjoy!
I think my granddaughter would enjoy this book.
What makes me want to read The Edge of Everywhen by A.S. Mackey is the cute cover. It looks like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway!
doesn’t it look great?