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!

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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 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):

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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

Cross, a MUST READ YA Fantasy Tale!

A New YA Fantasy Story that’s a MUST READ!

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Releases 2/19!


Ray Cross wasn’t a hero; he could die too easily. But some things are worth risking death…

Ray Cross was born with a genetic disorder, resulting in a fragile body; his organs and blood vessels will rupture with any hard impact, so standing up to his best friend’s controlling boyfriend could kill him. Ray’s life in Midland, MI gets decimated when his parents reveal they are not his real parents and his real father, a king from a secret land hidden in the far north of Canada, is dying and wishes to meet his son.

With his doctor and newly-met twin, Ray travels to the forgotten village of Yardis, where magic, myth, and corruption are abundant. But the longer Ray stays in the village learning the truth of his past and reconnecting with his father, King Vintras, the more he discovers an evil force threatening the king and his village. But there’s more than the king and a village tied to Yardis and Ray. He finds friendship and more from a band of brothers who are part witch, dragon, and healer. With new alliances and new abilities, Ray wars with himself on playing it safe or risking it all to save the ones he loves.

Can Ray rise above his fragile disorder to become the hero for once in his life?

5.0 out of 5 starsWhat a Fantastic story!!!!!
ByBridgett B.on January 9, 2018
Format: Paperback

What a great story! Ray Cross is born with a disorder, if he’s grabbed too hard or gets hit to hard his blood vessels will rupture. Ray finds out that his parents are in fact not his birth parents, and his real father is a king. But his real dad is dying and wants to meet him before he dies. Ray must travel to a secret land to meet his dying father. While there he see that magic exists and with his new friends, He might be able to beat the evil force that’s looming over the kingdom. Let me stop before I give spoilers! But grab this book, It’s one of the great ones!