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Michael Selden, an author living in Woodland Park Colorado, U.S.A., writes fiction spanning multiple genres. His first book, ‘The Boy Who Ran’, is a Middle Grade novel, which won the 2014 IPPY gold medal for juvenile fiction, and his second book, ‘The Balance’ is a Young Adult Science Fiction novel set in a dystopian future world. He is currently working on another science fiction novel, called ‘I AM’, which he hopes will be out by the end of 2016.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’ve lived all around the world as a child and worked as a research physicist and principle investigator for 30 years as an adult, both for science and for a defense applications. In 2013 I retired and moved to Woodland Park—near where I attended high school—to write novels and to enjoy life in the mountains. My hose is in a small town at an altitude of 8500 feet (2600m), and I live on the edge of a national forest and near to wildlife preserves.
'The Boy Who Ran' is a middle grade novel about a young Native American who is orphaned when the people in his village are massacred. He escapes to the forest and is taken in by another village, but the trauma from that night changed him. He never fully fits in and hasn't spoken for seven years. He spends his time in the forest with the 'other animals', as he thinks of them. Late one summer he comes to realize the life he's been missing and makes a decision that he will try to fit in better. The story takes place in North America, probably near Ohio, around 4000BC.