Fishing for Luck

Kevin’s awesome life consisted of three things: fantastic fishing, hanging out with his ever-pranking best friends, and having fun with the coolest mentor ever. But when the scariest piece of his past resurfaces, his world changes. Will Kevin be able to find his voice and the courage to overcome things too evil to speak of, or will he lose his friends, his family, and everything else important to him?

Awards and Accolades for Fishing For Luck:

“…in a chilling plot twist, Kevin learns a freeing lesson about trust and communication and the author offers a teaser of more tales to come. An adventure that delivers plenty of suspense, a lively tween voice and some familiar elements.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Fresh and polished…a rollicking, often light-hearted, adventure story with an underlying emphasis on the things that really matter…a fast-paced, engaging YA novel, full of action, humor, and a few life lessons.” – The BookLife Prize

“A superbly written book, full of humor and a real page-turner…a Silver Medal Winner and highly recommended.” – Readers’ Choice Book Awards

“Adventure-packed…fun and thrilling children’s book.” – Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews

  • Chanticleer Book Reviews – Grand Prize Winner and First in Category Winner of the 2021 Gertrude Warner Book Award for Middle Grade Fiction
  • Readers’ Choice Award – Best Children’s Book (7-10+) – Silver Award Winner
  • The BookLife Prize 2021 Quarter finalist
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards Program 2021 Bronze Award Young Readers and Book Cover Design categories (both)
  • Chanticleer Book Reviews – 2021 Mark Twain Award – Short List

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Lucky Rocks

Introducing Lucky Rocks – Murray Richter’s Gertrude Warner Award-winning middle-grade debut novel soon to be re-published by Lucky Reader Books LLC.

Led by a one-legged World War II vet, Kevin, Preech and Rudy face a summer they’ll never forget. From fishing to endless pranks that would make the most seasoned trickster jealous, they think they have the answer to all of life’s mysteries. But as the steamy Texas days of summer roll by, Kevin and Preech discover Rudy’s secret – a secret that could change their lives forever.

Awards and Accolades for Lucky Rocks:

“Packed with adventure and heart, LUCKY ROCKS will make you laugh and leave you wanting more!” – Lori Ann Stephens, Award-winning author of SOME ACT OF VISION

“Get ready for laugh-out-loud fun and full-on adventure in this Middle Grade award-winning book!” – Chanticleer Reviews

  • 2017 Gertrude Warner Book Awards for Middle-Grade Readers First in Category at the Chanticleer International Book Awards
  • Silver Award in the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Backlist – Children’s/YA category

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A Note Regarding Reviews:

Reviews help books find readers.  They are like gold for some authors (more like reeling in a keeper crappie for me), so would you, together with your parent or guardian, be so kind as to leave one on Amazon , Goodreads, or the platform of your choice?  When you do, somebody, somewhere in the world, will catch a fish.

Thank you, and all the best,