Richmond, VA, May 01, 2015 –(PR.com)– 2014 USA Best Book Finalist “It Burns a Lovely Light” goes to the heart of the Autism Community. The funny, heartbreaking, and occasionally dark story of an Autistic Young Man and his patchwork family has seen a surge in sales throughout April – National Autism Month.
International Organization Autism Speaks was the first of many Autism Groups and Organizations to recognize Pennington’s debut novel. Autism Speaks now carries Pennington’s novel in their on-line Parent’s Resource Library. Over the past month, Pennington has appeared at numerous venues related to the Autistic Community in the Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Richmond areas.
“There is a particular beauty, innocence and honesty not only to William, but the group of characters he comes to call family, that resonates with readers,” says Pennington, a former filmmaker and writer of short stories and essays.
Praise for “It Burns a Lovely Light.”
“Outstanding.” 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Awards / Literary Fiction
“Fiction at its Sharpest and Most Effective.” Piedmont Virginian Magazine
“A gifted writer.” Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro for Middleburg Life Magazine
“Another talented writer surfaces.” Genevive Lapham-Cerefice, former Newsweek Magazine
“A remarkably moving book.” IndieReader