a  novel                                  Look for updates on  my new novel
           Joanne Bodin                               Shadow Dreamer: a dark psychological mystery/thriller
                                                                                                                                       about the esoteric world of orchids. 


      2011 International Book Award WINNER   (Fiction: gay/lesbian category)
      2011 Best Book Award FINALIST (Best New Fiction category) 
      2011 New Mexico Book Awards  WINNER ( Fiction: gay/lesbian category)


      Other honors include:

     Finalist for the 2010 Literary Awards Program 
Santa Fe Writer's Project
      Nominated for the 17th Annual 2010 EVVY Award--

      Colorado Independent Publishers Association

      Listed in the publisher's  top 10 best selling books for October 2010
      Publisher's top 10 fiction books for Thanksgiving weekend 2010

    Visit www.outskirtspress.com/walkingfishnovel 
     for more information and to hear an audio excerpt
     by the author.



      Praise for Walking Fish  

    I savored the complex and surprising inter-relationships
     of these families,
each unusual (but believable),
     as the characters, risking the dangers of change
     and the necessity of testing experiences, move

     out ot their native elements to find ultimately
     satisfying resolutions where doors are open into the
     new and unfamiliar.  
     -Phyllis Hoge Thompson, poet and author of 
he Painted Clock: Memoirs  of a New Mexico Ghost Town Bride.

    Joanne Bodin's tale of a woman reinventing
     herself and taking charge of her life, is a balm for the soul.

     Sean Murphy,  author of
The Hope Valley Hubcap King
     and The Time of New Weather.

     A Quirk of Fate, A Journey Begins


    Talia, an eccentric artist, lives in the quaint town
      of Corrales, New Mexico with her partner Renie.
      For the past twenty years on December 15th, Talia has
      lit a candle to mark the day she had to leave California
      to start a new life, leaving behind her five year old
      daughter, Sophie. But, through
a quirk of fate,
      Talia is catapulted into an unfolding
saga that compels
      her to revisit her unconventional past, revealing truths
      that change the lives of everyone involved.

      This provocative, emotionally charged novel delves
      into the inner worlds of people grappling with
      painful paradoxes of life, and like the walking fish,
      they must find ways to adapt in order to survive.                                                 


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