by Steven Harper Publication Date: September 6, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
It's difficult enough to live in the neighborhood "freakazoid" house. It's even more difficult when you're autistic and neither your family nor best friend really understands you. So when Ryan November wakes up on his eleventh birthday with the unexpected ability to see the future, he braces himself for trouble. But even his newfound power doesn't anticipate that the fair folk--undines, salamanders, gnomes, and sylphs--want him dead, dead, dead. Ryan races to defend himself and his family against unrelenting danger from the fairy realm so he can uncover the truth about his family history--and himself. Except as Ryan's power grows, the more enticing the fairy realm becomes, forcing him to choose between order and chaos, power and family. And for an autistic boy, such choices are never cut and dry. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29633540-un-fair
Steven Harper/Piziks is the author of multiple fantasy and science fiction novels written for adults, notably the Clockwork Empire and Silent Empire series for Roc as Steven Harper and movie novelizations and tie ins for Pocket Books as Steven Piziks (IDENTITY, THE EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, GHOST WHISPERER: THE PLAUGE ROOM). He’s also the father of an autistic son.
I play the folk harp. True! I played piano for decades, but when I came across a folk harp in the 90s, I knew it was the thing that had been missing from my life. Unfortunately, I was in college and didn't have the money to buy one. The moment I got a real job, I bought a folk harp. Harpists and harpers name their harps like sailors name their ships, and my harp is named Corey. By now, the two of us have played at countless weddings and parties, and we've busked on the street at fairs and festivals hundreds of times! One time, a harp maker friend of mine hired me to play at his booth at a festival and I showed up with a ball and chain. We put it around my ankle and set me out in front of the booth, where I played all day. The captive harper brought in a lot of traffic!