THE BELIEF IN Angels, Dylan's debut novel, was written over the course of many years while she worked a number of BFA-related jobs, including: waitressing, teaching, corporate training, nursing, interior design, directing, parenting and reluctant housewifery. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado and volunteered with Boulder County's Voices for Children program as a CASA for 15 years and with the Girls Rising program as a mentor. Dylan is a member of the Women's National Book Association of Los Angeles.
The next novel in this series, SZAJA'S STORY, focused on the character created in THE BELIEF IN Angels, traces Szaja's ultimate journey to America via the desperate Ukranian refugee work camps of the '20s, his amazing survival of both the Majdanek death camp and the torpedoing of refugees aboard the Mefkura, and his fascinating experiences in the post-war Parisian couture houses.
Winner of the 2018 IAN BOOK AWARD and the 2015 THEODOR S. GEISEL AWARD, Winner of the 2015 SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARD for General Fiction, Winner of the 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARD for Cross-Genre Fiction and a 2015 INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD Finalist for Literary Fiction as well as a 2018 WISHING SHELF AWARD, a 2015 IPPY AWARD Winner, a 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARD Finalist, a 2015 KINDLE BOOK AWARD Finalist and a 2015 LEAPFROG PRESS AWARD Honorable Mention for the adapted Young Adult version, of the THE BELIEF IN Angels.
For Speaking Engagements, Radio, T.V. and Book Club appearances contact: CheneryPress@gmail.com
Stay in touch via her webpage: www.jdylanyates.com
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