The Boy Who Earned His Magic

a young adult novel

IMPORTANT:  THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC is available in three forms:

1. The Young-Adult Novel (available through Amazon, Barnes and Novel and Goodreads).  Awards for the novel are listed below;

2. A teleplay format, the PILOT of which is called "Only You Can Save Her."  Again national and international awards for the pilot are listed below; and,

3. A series of quiz books asking questions about readings in the YA novel.

Incorporated into THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC are the USA’s myriad of different peoples and languages, its myths, tales, and enchanting and mesmerizing landscapes.   THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC (formerly THE CROSSINGWAY) is my homage to my adopted country.

8-minute vimeo "The Boy Who Earned His Magic":  https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/899695359

THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC, (YA Novel, 12-20 years old)

(formerly THE CROSSINGWAY)

When a boy's mother vanishes after a car crash, he's thrust into a perilous quest. Guided by an enigmatic relative and aided by unusual allies, he must confront dark forces and his own doubts to rescue her before a pivotal birthday.

-- ADVANCING TO SEMI-FINALIST.  ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition.  2021

-- QUARTER-FINALIST.  TaleFlick Cinematic Book Competition.  2021

--FINALIST, Killer Falchion Award Finalist, 2021.

--SECOND ROUNDER, Launch Pad Prose Competition, 7th Annual.  6/30/23

NOTE:  "Only You Can Save Her" is the pilot for a television series based on my YA novel, THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC.  That pilot has won the following awards:

THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC.  PILOT EPISODE: “ONLY YOU CAN SAVE HER!”

COVERFLY RANKING:  36%

--FINALIST, EdiPlay International Film Festival (France), 7/4/23

--AWARD WINNER, Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, 7/15/23

--AWARD WINNER, Stingray International Film Festival (France), 7/17/23

--AWARD WINNER, Pageant Film Festival, 8/10/23

--AWARD WINNER.  Humro Cinema Film Fest.  9/6/23

--AWARD WINNER, From STANLEY To FEDERICO at 8 & HalFilm Awards, 10/14/23

--AWARD WINNER, Golden Spotlight International Film Festival, 10/26/23

--AWARD WINNER, Best Unproduced Script, Picture Panorama Film Festival, 11/8/23

--SEMIFINALIST, Paris International Short Festival, 11/10/23

--SEMIFINALIST, Filmmatic TV pilot Awards, 11/15/23

-- SEMIFINALIST, Austin International Art Festival, 11/16,23

--AWARD WINNER, The Singapore International Competition, 11/17/23

--AWARD WINNER, Chalachitra International Film Awards, 11/24/23

--QUARTER FINALIST, Table Read My Screenplay Competition-Park City, 12/5/23

--AWARD WINNER, LA Independent Film Channel, 10/8/23

--AWARD WINNER.  Movie Play International FF (France), 12/10/23

--AWARD WINNER, Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival (London), 12/10/23

--AWARD WINNER, London Indie Film Festival (Best Television/Pilot Program or Series), 12/29/23

--AWARD WINNER, London Indie Film Festival (Best Family/Children’s Film), 12/29/23

--AWARD WINNER, London Indie Film Festival (Best Feature Script), 12/29/23

--AWARD WINNER, International Network Film Festival (Australia), 1/13/24

--OFFICIAL SELECTION, The Indie FEST Film Awards (USA), 1/8/24

--SEMIFINALIST, Edinburgh Film Awards, 1/11/24

--AWARD WINNER, International Network Film Festival (Australia), 1/13/24

--OFFICIAL SELECTION.  San Diego Independent Cinema Awards, 1/16/24

--HONORABLE NOMINEE, Toronto Film & Script Awards, 1/22/24

--HONORABLE NOMINEE, Big Screen Blast Film Festival (USA), 1/22/24

--AWARD WINNER, International Network Film Festival (Australia), 1/13/24

--OFFICIAL SELECTION.  San Diego Independent Cinema Awards, 1/16/24

--HONORABLE NOMINEE, Toronto Film & Script Awards, 1/22/24

--HONORABLE NOMINEE, Big Screen Blast Film Festival (USA), 1/22/24

--AWARD WINNER, IndieFEST Film Awards (USA), 1/28/24

--AWARD WINNER, Frida Film Festival (France), 1/29/24

--AWARD WINNER, London Indie Film Festival (Best Feature Script), 12/29/23

--OFFICIAL SELECTION, The Indie FEST Film Awards (USA), 1/8/24

--SEMIFINALIST, Edinburgh Film Awards, 1/11/24

--AWARD WINNER, International Network FilmFestival (Australia), 1/13/24

--OFFICIAL SELECTION.  San Diego Independent Cinema Awards, 1/16/24

--AWARD WINNER, Switzerland Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, 1/20/24

--HONORABLE NOMINEE, Toronto Film & Script Awards, 1/22/24

--AWARD WINNER, IndieFEST Film Awards (USA), 1/28/24

--AWARD WINNER, Big Screen Blast Film Festival, 2/3/24

--AWARD WINNER, 8& Halfilm Awards, 2/20/24 (television script)

--AWARD WINNER, Airflix Film Festival, 2/15/24

--AWARD WINNER, Queenstown Film Festival (New Zealand), 2/18/24

--OFFICIAL SELECTION, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2/19/24

    --AWARD WINNER, Hollywood Hype International Film Festival, 2/29/24

--AWARD WINNER.  The Dreamers Film Festival (Italy), 3/2/24

--AWARD WINNER, LA Sun Fest, 3/2/24

--AWARD WINNER, 8& Halfilm Awards, 2/20/24 (Pilot Script)

--AWARD WINNER, Accolade Global Film Competition, 3/8/24

--SEMIFINALIST, Niagara Falls International Short Festival, 3/17/23

--OFFICIAL SELECTION, The Film Contest, 3/17/24

 

 

 

THE BOY WHO EARNED HIS MAGIC.  EPISODE TWO: “BE PREPARED FOR WHAT?”

--AWARD WINNER, Stingray International Film Festival, 2/11/24

--AWARD WINNER, Big Screen Blast Film Festival, 3/3/24

--AWARD WINNER, 8 & Halfilm (Rome), 3/14/24

--AWARD WINNER, Golden Spotlight International Film Festival (USA) 3/23/24