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Independent Press Award

May 8, 2020

I am very proud to announce that my second novel, Secrets of Hominea, just won an award: Distinguished Favorite in the Juvenile category of the Independent Press Awards.

Secrets of Hominea is a magical novel for middle grade readers (4th through 8th grade), using fantasy to teach history and science.

My first novel, The Jericho River, won several awards, including first place at the Next Generation Indie Awards and the London Book Festival, as well as a bronze medal at the Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews and Awards. This is the first award for Secrets of Hominea, published in late 2019.

You can learn more about Secrets of Hominea below, and you can purchase either book in paperback or e-book at Amazon and other retailers.


A magical, educational novel that teaches science and history. Ideal for homeschooling, distance learning, and the classroom.

Alison Pulido gets more than she bargained for when she cuts middle school. She follows a strange little man into another world. It’s a beautiful land where evolution breeds mythic people and animals. It’s a realm of satyr dukes and gnome rebels, giant priestesses and dwarf spies, noble unicorns and monster rats, along with cataclysmic floods, stone age battles, and imperial intrigues – all shaped by forces of history and science. Alison learns tales of all these wonders from her little man and his scholar companion. But Hominea is no safe place for a young Homo sapiens. Soon, Alison finds herself caught up in the other world’s struggle: in the battle between truth and ignorance.

SECRETS OF HOMINEA educates and entertains middle school readers, along with 4th and 5th -graders. Teachers and parents will love the educational resources, including questions for discussion and reading guides. Come follow Alison through the portal and into this magical other world …

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  1. Betty permalink
    May 8, 2020 9:41 pm

    Great, david, glad for the recognition. Betty

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