LaMoille author garners awards for his novel 'A Week and a Day'

LaMOILLE – Hal Adkins, an area author, and photographer, recently received notice that his novel, A Week and a Day, has been honored as the winner in both the Mystery/Suspense – Historical, and the Science Fiction - Parallel Universe/Alternative History, genres and categories, awarded by American Book Fest, during their 2023 American Fiction Awards Competition.

States the author, “I am very pleased and gratified that the novel did so well; it was quite an exciting and encouraging development! Many thanks to American Book Fest for their recognition. The genesis of A Week and a Day came about after several years of pondering two intriguing ‘what if’ scenarios, along with a corresponding, and virtually unexplainable, real-life experience that, when blended, became an engaging story, a mystery with overtones of science fiction and thriller, generously spiced with romance and humor. Individual storylines are linked to create an ending few readers will be able to predict. The novel presents a unique experience that explores the fragility of time, when one man’s past, collides with our present.”

Adkins, who operates his studio in La Moille, has worked as a professional photographer since way back in the last century, and along with providing writing and photography to magazines and newspapers, also published a book of humor in 2011. A Week and a Day is his first published novel, having been released in March of 2022, encompassing four years of research, rewrites, and endless editing before being completed to his satisfaction. A prolific writer of fiction, he is not, and prefers the term, “methodical.”

The life of World War II fighter pilot David Hamilton, the primary character, suddenly and mysteriously takes an ominous turn as he finds himself lost and alone in a different time, place, and perhaps, even identity. Enlisting the help of two young strangers, he embarks on a desperate cross-country journey in a vintage automobile that possesses its own secret past and purpose. Stunning revelations and characters, both good and bad, are encountered as the miles roll past during the quest to find his way home and fulfill a promise made to the most important person in his life.  

For more information, contact Hal Adkins at 815-638-2152 or email [email protected] 

A Week and a Day is available from Amazon in paperback and eBook versions, as well as Kindle Unlimited, or directly from the author.