Novel "It Burns a Lovely Light" Hits New Highs During National Autism Month

Richmond, VA, May 01, 2015 –(– 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
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