"Beautifully written exploration into self-awareness!"
Rebecca Warner, award-winning author
WINNER: Silver Award, Novel Writing Category, LGBTQ Unbordered Intl. Film Festival, 2022
WINNER: Best Book, Miracle Makers Intl. Film and Writers' Festival, 2021
FINALIST: IAN Book of the Year, Outstanding LGBTQ Novel, 2021
FINALIST: Page Turner Best Book Awards, 2021
"My whole life is changing,
and there is nothing I can do to stop it."
For Christopher Elliot, life—as he knows it—has ended. His mother is dead, taken from him in a tragic car accident, and he's lost his best friend, gone in a moment of betrayal. Now, he's forced to move to the Isle of Wight to live with the father he hasn't seen in a decade. Everything in his life, including his thoughts and dreams, is suddenly out of his control.
His only solace is the simple act of skipping pebbles across the waters of Shanklin beach where he competes to become "The Pebble Champion," skimming stones farther than anyone else.
This beautifully written, deeply emotional novel skillfully transports readers into the imagination of a gay teen desperately trying to deal with the death of a parent - providing a powerful and poignant look at what it takes to overcome profound loss.
Captivating and uplifting, "The Pebble Champion" is one of those human stories which will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.
WINNER, FINALIST AWARD,
BEST LGBTQ NOVEL,
INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS,
“A genuine highlight and an unforgettable experience.
Flew all of the way to Miami to receive the Finalist Award for Best LGBTQ Novel, 2019.”
AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, 2019
“What an honour it was to see my novel amongst all the other winners at the Award Winners Book Stand at the Miami International Book Fair – one of the largest in America."
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
CHOSEN BY DONJIAO BOOK CLUB IN SHANGHAI.
"I was genuinely touched and delighted to be the guest of honour at an evening hosted by the Dongjiao Book Club in Shanghai. They had chosen The Pebble Champion as their first read of the year and had the opportunity to ask me questions about the book and the process of writing it. It was a lovely evening, and a rare pleasure to be with so many people who had really enjoyed the novel.Thanks to all who provided snacks and drinks, reviews, smiles, and such warm company."