AWARDS and RECOGNITION for ASHER'S FAULT
Rainbow Awards, Honorable Mention 2014: "The theme of this book is authenticity, and the author gives nothing less. It's a deep, moving, complex story written in lively, accessible prose. The story unfolds to reveal unexpected--but in retrospect unavoidable--truths, and the characters simply leap off the page. A beautiful, moving, truly honest book."
Winner of 2013 Young Adult Creative Fiction Book of the Year, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Women’s Press Association
Finalist for 2013 Young Adult Book of the Year, American Library Association’s Foreword Award
Kirkus Review, September 2013: "A book of subtlety that won’t necessarily change the world but could make a world of difference.."
Netgalley "Not-to-be-missed" Title, September 2013
The day fourteen year-old Asher receives a Minolta camera from his Aunt Sharon, he buys the last roll of black and white film and takes his first photograph – a picture of a twisted pine tree. He’s so preoccupied with his new hobby he fails to notice his dad’s plan to move out, his increasing alienation from his testosterone-ridden best friend, Levi, and his own budding sexuality. When his little brother drowns at the same moment Asher experiences his first same-sex kiss, he can no longer hide behind the lens of his camera. Asher thinks it’s his fault, but after his brother dies, his father resurfaces along with clues challenging Asher’s black and white view of the world. The truth is as twisted as the pine tree in his first photograph.