If you’d like to try magical realism (not pure fantasy, but realism with mystical elements), you might like my debut novel, The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman. It’s on the literary side, sort of a gritty, Harry Potter Western, and with more depth. It has won 22 awards to far, ranging from YA to adult categories–including Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year. (awards on website).
Summary: Through friendship with otherworldly beings, a disabled boy discovers miraculous powers his kinfolk refuse to recognize.
Bio: Robin Gregory, author, screenwriter, and poet, studied Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford Writer’s Workshop. She co-wrote the screenplay for The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, her debut novel, which is currently in development as a feature film. She lives on the California Coast with her husband and son.