Little People: A Fantasy Story About Fathers, Sons, and Monsters by Daniel Charles Wild
I have a little announcement—I wrote and published a novella. I illustrated the cover too. It’s a 20,000 word YA fantasy adventure story, but I think it will appeal to readers of all ages. It deals with some pretty large, and small, themes, and just a heads up—it might be a little dark. In it, a small town is terrorized, an adult makes a terrible choice, and a child is badly hurt—and that’s just the first chapter. Things get even wilder after that.

If you like fantasy that has a heart and a deeper message, you might enjoy “Little People.” On one level it’s a thrilling adventure story about a family, hidden worlds, and monsters. On another level, it’s about how memories mislead, courage comes in all sizes, and how seeking to understand and forgive can be the greatest quest of all.

The first chapter is free on Amazon. Check it out and let me know what you think. Also, if you enjoy it, consider leaving a review! Reviews help increase the book’s visibly in the Kindle store, and lets other readers know if it’s worth checking out.
Below is the title and book description

Little People: A Fantasy Story About Fathers, Sons, and Monsters by Daniel Charles Wild

Five days after his estranged father’s funeral, a young man is visited in his apartment by two tiny figurines from the father’s basement model train diorama. 

They are desperate for help and claim that their world is in terrible danger. Their sun has been out for a week, the train has stopped running, and an unstoppable monster from the outside world has gotten into the basement.

This is a wild adventure that may or may not be true about a son’s discovery of and quest to save the hidden world his mysterious father left behind.

About the Author
Daniel Charles Wild is an author and Illustrator who lives inside his head. Little People: A Story About Fathers, Sons, and Monsters is his first published novella. It’s not the first story he’s written though, and it won’t be the last.​​​​​​​
Media Coverage:
Smile Politely, Champaign - Urbana's culture magazine, reviewed Little People: A Fantasy Story About Fathers, Sons, and Monsters. They interviewed me about the story's motivations as well. It's a fantastic article, check it out if you get a chance.

The original cover of the print and e-book
Promotional graphic created to promote a one week .99 cent ebook sale.
Friends occasionally send me photos of themselves with the book.
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