The Field Receives Book Award Finalist Honor from Readers’ Favorite!

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I’m excited to announce that The Field has received the Book Award Finalist honor from Readers’ Favorite in the category of Children – Coming of Age!  I am very excited and happy to have taken part in the contest, and look forward to seeing what happens next with the book!

Thanks to everyone who has read and enjoyed The Field!  I look forward to you reading the next adventure in the series coming early next year.

If you haven’t reead it yet, buy a copy of the paperback HERE.  Use the Promo Code BIKE25 and save 25%!

Also available as an ebook at BookBaby, Amazon, and Barnes&Noble.

You can also check out the Readers’ Favorite page for The Field HERE.

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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

UPDATE: Thank you everyone who stopped by for the my #YATwitterTakeover!

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  Other areas – like the clearing where I was taken – have been replaced by housing.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!