Black Crow White Lie
a "Cool Read"
"This is a praiseworthy, poignant work."
Publishers Weekly, 2010 ABNA
-Winner of the 2012 Reader Views Literary Award for the West-Pacific Region
-First Place in the Dante Rossetti Awards
-First Runner-up in the Eric Hoffer Book Award for fiction & Grand Prize finalist
-Honorable Mention in the San Francisco Book Festival
-Honorable Mention in the New York Book Festival
-Honorable Mention in the Hollywood Book Festival
-Top 6 Finalist in the William Faulkner William Wisdom Writing Competition
-Semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
About the Novel
Black Crow White Lie tells the story of young Carson Calley who discovers he has the curious ability to heal people. His mother, an alcoholic and a self-proclaimed psychic, does what she can to nurture his gift, but eventually loses herself to the bottle. As a latchkey kid living in Hollywood motels, Carson looks to unlikely mentors for guidance. Faris is a tattoo shop owner. Casper is an albino at a head shop. The two men do what they can to help this neglected yet extraordinary boy find his way on the provocative and colorful streets of Hollywood.