Nautilus Book Award - Silver Medal Winner (Memoir Category)
Ben Franklin Award - Silver Medal Winner (for eBook)
Global EBook Awards - Silver Medal Winner (Spiritual/Metaphysical Category)
Global EBook Awards - Silver Medal Winner (for Illustration and Design)
New Apple Book Award - Silver Medal Winner (Inspirational Category)
Tobe and the River Is is a whimsical, spiritual, fantasy adventure. The main character, Tobe (Tō●bē), is a fisherman in a village on the edge of the world. One day, as he sleeps in a meadow, a light appears. It turns his world upside down. That night as he sleeps, in his dream a door opens to a land called Inlăkesh and a great river. In the life-changing days ahead, he feels driven to go on a journey to this mystical land called, Inlăkesh. On his way there he runs into black holes and the Bubble People. He comes to a carnival where he experiences life in an intense way. It is here that he is shown the portal to Inlăkesh. Once in Inlăkesh, he meets his guide, Auriel, a young girl. As they travel together, she surprises Tobe with her wisdom and insight into the secrets of this strange and beautiful land. During their travels, they meet a variety of peculiar characters. Tobe learns to swim in the River Is and he discovers his profound relationship to the River. But then he must face the end.
This story is deeply psychological, worldly, yet metaphysical in its perspective.