R.W. is the winner of both the 2006 and 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) in Horror, as well as the Writer's Digest
15th Annual International Self-Published Book Award in the Middle Grade Reader/ Young Adult category. He was a finalist in two categories
in the 2007 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year award and was a 2003 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences'
Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
About the Book:
Fiction: Middle Grade 68,000 Words.
Never say their name! If you do, they will find you! If they find you, they will eat you!
Thirteen-year-old Oz Griffin knows it's his fault that the Takers are eating everyone in sight.
He also knows that a comic book written by a neighborhood boy is the key to defeating them.
But every time he and his band of survivors try to read the comic book, the Takers draw closer.
Can they get to the end of the story before the Takers devour them?
"... recalls Stephen King's The Stand and L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz." --Kirkus Discoveries
"R.W. Ridley is a gifted storyteller…He has that Stephen King quality…" --Midwest Book Review
2006 & 2007 IPPY Award Winner
Winner of the Writer's Digest 15th Annual International Self-Published Book Award in the Middle Grade Reader/Young Adult category