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*4/18/2015. Emlyn and her birds will be signing books and meeting readers at the Walled Lake Public Library in Walled Lake, MI.

*5/9/2015. Emlyn to appear on a self-publishing best practices panel for writers at Canton Public Library in Canton, MI.

And Here’s Some More Great News!

Farsighted wins a whole bunch of awards including:  

*The Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel Awards, Young Adult Category
*Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Best Multicultural Fiction
*Eric Hoffer Award, Finalist
*BookBundlz Book Club Pick
*Dragonfly eBook Awards, Overall Winner, Best YA Fiction, Best Debut Author
*Readers Favorite, Bronze Medalist for Paranormal Fiction
*Global eBook Awards, Finalist for Speculative Fiction
*The Alternative Booker Award
*The WritersType First Chapter Competition, September 2011

Kirkus Reviews speaks favorably of Farsighted. “Chand’s characters are compelling and diverse… Shapri is a standout.”

Publisher’s Weekly praises Farsighted. “A showdown…brings the novel to a surreal and…suspenseful close.”

IndieReader likes Farsighted, and even features it on their list of Indie Books recommended to fans of Hunger Games. “A suspenseful and spellbinding mystery that grips you from the very start.”

Farsighted is reviewed twice by Midwest Book Reviews. Editor-in-Chief Jim Cox says, “An excellent adventure with high emphasis on character development, Farsighted is highly recommended.” Reviewer Tracy Riva races, “A paranormal story line vastly different from the many offerings of vampires, fae and elves… Right away I liked Farsighted.”

Awards for Farsighted






Awards for The Bird Brain Books


indie-excellence-finalist “Children’s Book Review of The Month” award



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