JOIN ME ON TWITTER TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, join me for my Twitter Takeover of @YoungEntmag Thursday, February 7 from 2p to 4p PST about my YA novel, The Field, writing, and other things!

Looking forward to your questions! #YAauthorTakeover

I will be posting the full Twitter Takeover transcript here later tomorrow in case you miss it!

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND “THE FIELD” BY IAN DAWSON – PART Two

We continue now with the police report of my abduction from May 1, 1993.

Twenty-five years ago, this corner was the location of the clearing where I was taken by my abductors.
After I was released, I raced down Shasta View on my bike toward home. Was very happy to be alive!

I often wonder what ever became of my two abductors. They were never found, which means that they are still out there over two decades later. I hope that no other kid encountered them after my situation in May of 1993. One can only hope.

The True Story Behind “The Field” by Ian Dawson – Part One

Happy 2019, everyone! I wanted to start off the New Year by sharing the true story behind the events that inspired my novel, The Field. While I was home in Redding for Christmas, I went for a walk and took photos of the locations where I was abducted. Some of it looks the same 25 years later.  Other areas – like the clearing where I was taken – have been replaced by housing.  

Along with the photos, I would like to share sections of the police report taken on May 1, 1993 documenting the incident and what I told the officers who responded to the call.

The fateful road that began a nightmarish evening in May 1993.
The area across the street from Shasta View and Rancho Road where I was nabbed after an intense chase.
Now home to housing developments, the corner of Rancho and Shasta View used to be home to a large clearing where I was taken by my abductors.

More of the story coming up in the next post. Stay tuned…

Thank you from Ian Dawson

Hello!  I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has read and reviewed my novel, The Field, this year, and also thank those who interviewed me about the book.  It was quite the journey getting it published, and I truly appreciate the support and positive reviews I have received.

I also want to thank all the people who have subscribed to my blog (www.thefieldya.com) and have followed me on Twitter (@thefieldya).  I haven’t posted in a while, but I assure you that more blog posts will be coming in 2019!

Thank you again, and I look forward to publishing my next novel in the new year!