2018 SPUR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST WESTERN YOUNG ADULT FICTION
2018 WESTERN HERITAGE WRANGLER AWARD WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING WESTERN NOVEL
2018 PEACEMAKER AWARD WINNER FOR BEST WESTERN YOUNG ADULT FICTION
2018 WILL ROGERS MEDALLION AWARD FINALIST
2018 HIGH PLAINS BOOK AWARD FINALIST
GREAT FOR FANS OF GARY PAULSEN'S SURVIVAL STORIES AND READERS WHO ENJOYED THE REVENANT BY MICHAEL PUNKE
In autumn, 1849, 14-year-old Janette Riker travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers. Before crossing the Rockies, they stop briefly to hunt buffalo. The men leave camp early on the second day … and never return.
Based on actual events, and told in diary format, Stranded is the harrowing account of young Janette Riker's struggle to survive the long winter alone. Facing certain death, and with blizzards, frostbite, and gnawing hunger her only companions, she endures repeated attacks by grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions.
Janette rises to each challenge, relying on herself more than she knew possible. Her only comfort comes in writing in her diary, where she shares her fears, her travails, and her dwindling hopes.
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About the Author
Matthew P. Mayo is an award-winning author of thirty books and dozens of short stories. His novel, Tucker's Reckoning, won the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and his short stories have been Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalists. His many novels include The Outfit: To Hell and Back; North of Forsaken; Winters' War; Wrong Town; Hot Lead, Cold Heart; The Hunted; Shotgun Charlie, and others.
Matthew's numerous nonfiction books include the best-selling Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Haunted Old West, and Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen. He has been an on-screen expert for a popular BBC-TV series about lost treasure in the American West, and has had three books optioned for film.
Matthew and his wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, run Gritty Press (www.GrittyPress.com) and rove the byways of North America in search of hot coffee, tasty whiskey, and high adventure. For more information, drop by Matthew's Web site at www.MatthewMayo.com.