Hillary Hawkins has been nominated for her work on Desert Rice by Angela Scott.

We’re excited to be a part of an award nomination in the audiobook category for the first time here at Evolved Publishing. The multi-talented actor and voice artist Hillary Hawkins did the heaviest lifting on this particular audiobook project, of course, but as with every project at EP, it was a team effort.

THE AWARD:
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Outstanding Audio Book Narration – Teens (1 of 3 Nominees – Winner Pending)

THE TEAM:
Angela Scott – Author
Megan Harris – Editor
Lane Diamond – Senior Editor
Mallory Rock – Cover Artist
Hillary Hawkins – Audio Book Producer/Narrator

Congratulations, Hillary, and good luck on the final vote!

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Desert Rice by Angela Scott

Samantha Jean Haggert is a beautiful twelve-year-old girl—but no one knows it. All they see is an awkward boy in a baseball cap and baggy pants. Sam’s not thrilled with the idea of hiding her identity, but it’s all part of her older brother’s plan to keep Sam safe from male attention and hidden from the law. Fifteen-year-old Jacob will stop at nothing to protect his sister, including concealing the death of the one person who should have protected them in the first place—their mother.

Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own. Trusting adults has never been an option; no adult has ever given them a good reason. But when Sam meets “Jesus”—who smells an awful lot like a horse—in the park, life takes a different turn. He saved her once, and may be willing to save Sam and her brother again, if only they admit what took place that fateful day in West Virginia. The problem? Sam doesn’t remember, and Jacob isn’t talking.

Hillary Hawkins also narrated the sequel, Desert Flower by Angela Scott.

 
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Desert Flower by Angela Scott

Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert—the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime was more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.

Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam’s now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together with the help of her family—Jacob, Boone, and Laura. But the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. It also pits against one another the two men who vie for her heart: Carson, her friend, her first kiss, and the one man who knows everything about her past and loves her despite it; and Turner, the stranger who knows nothing, but who excites and frustrates her all at once.

When bad choices made as a child lead to more bad choices as a young adult, Sam finds herself at a crossroads, forced to face her demons head-on if she plans to have any future at all—with Carson, with Turner, or with anyone. But fixing the wrongs of the past takes time, and learning to forgive one’s self is damn near impossible.