Cross wins the Silver!


Tradtion continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The 2018 Literary Classics Book Award Recipients have been announced. Selected from submissions by entrants around the globe, these distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the foremost in literature in their respective categories.

See all the winners here.

This was on my bucketlist…now I need to reach for gold!

Get your copy of Cross today!  ebook buy link :

REVIEW: Ray Cross has a genetic disorder which causes his body to be extremely fragile.  He has understood this for most of his young life.  But now, that’s the least of his worries.  His parents hit him with a real bomb on his birthday when they reveal that they aren’t his biological parents.  He is, in fact, the son of a king and has a twin brother whom he’s never heard of.  And now this king’s dying wish is for Ray to come see him in a secret land hidden away in northern Canada.  Author D.A. Roach’s Cross is a captivating young adult novel filled with adventure and suspense with each turn of the page.  Ray Cross is an unlikely hero and as such readers can’t help but cheer for him as he faces the unknown in a new and often daunting land.  Recommended for home and school libraries, Cross has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

Cross Audiobook Q&A – a FB Live Event

This Wednesday, join us for a FB Live Q&A.

Here’s your chance to ask us bookish, audiobook, & Cross questions – we’ll do our best to answer them.

When: Wed. 2/14, 5PM EST

Who: Jeff Olyarnyk (narrator), D.A. Roach (author), Kimberly Vanderbloom (moderator), & any & all interested in joining us & asking a question.

Cross Audiobook Releasing Soon – Q&A w/ Cross Vocal Actor & Cross Author 2/14!

I am over the moon with how the Cross audiobook has turned out and am excited that it will be releasing soon! In celebration, we’ll be doing a Q&A facebook live between me, D.A. Roach and the vocal actor for the audiobook, Jeff Olyarnyk on Valentine’s Day, 5pm EST! Look for more info to come and grab your copy of Cross (amazon kindle releasing 2/19, but some advance availability on other sites):

US kindle ebook (2/19) :
UK ebook:
CA ebook:
Google books:

By: D.A. Roach

The Epic New YA Fantasy, Full of Adventure, Magic, and Corruption

Imagine if you had a rare and life-threatening disorder that made your body so fragile that a collision in gym class could end your life. Consider how careful you’d have to live and the anxiety that would arise in different situations. Then one day, you were told to travel to a far away land that had been spelled away by a scornful witch – a land where magic, dragons, and corruption live… a land where magic might alter or perhaps even cure your disorder, even if just temporarily. Would you risk your own life to save others?

Welcome to Ray Cross’s world.

“To get the things you want in life, you need to step out of your comfort zone and take risks.”

Q&A Valentine’s Day FB Live with vocal actor, Jeff Olyarnyk and author, D.A. Roach 
5pm EST