900 Miles



Christina has won big on the lotto

But she can’t tell anyone, especially not her stepdad, who is already struggling with addiction… But fate has other plans, and her horizon widens thanks to new friends and a 900-miles roadtrip.

232 pages (50,500 words)

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Sudden luck strikes the one person who won’t share the news.

It’s a mega win on a weekly lotto ticket; a ton of cash.

But even though Christina’s howls of triumph scare the cat, she can’t tell her stepdad Harrison. Not even when a frustrated, off-the-cuff retort to a co-worker sets her free from a newspaper job she no longer needs anyway.

She fills notebook pages with bucket lists, but can’t bring herself to just pick any. Wanting but not letting herself have, that’s Christina all over. Motherless, practically raising Harrison instead of the other way around. For Christina, winning is what you hide so fate can’t make it sour.

But fate has other plans.

She lucks into a newer, quirkier job (to hide from Harrison), and the new office opens a whole new world right on her doorstep.

Bit by bit, Christina’s horizon widens. A black and white photograph helps her to discover friends of the finest kinds. A tribe with eyes like hers.

While she struggles with Harrison’s addiction, and fights against all that she now has, fate wheels Christina on a 900-miles road trip to confront the young woman she could be, but can’t yet face in the mirror.


E.J. Runyon lives in the US Southwest. Since 2002 she’s found herself moving on to smaller and smaller desert towns, while working to become the author and writing coach she planned to be.

E.J.’s passion is focused on writing fine prose and on getting folks writing, her aim is coaching them in writing well. She participates yearly in National Novel Writing Month – an event she’s been involved in since 2001.

You can learn more about E.J. Runyon by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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E.J. Runyon
Category: Literary Fiction
Release Date: March 2020

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-93-6
Pages: 232
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-94-3
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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A Californian coming-of-age story bringing an alternative and more nuanced perspective to the usual sudden-riches narratives of either happy-ever-after or relationship ruin.

Anne Goodwin, author of Sugar and Snails

Growing up, making decisions, is so very hard. Ms. Runyon handles tough subjects with a light touch. You’re there. You see every detail. But she doesn’t linger. She moves on and you turn the page.

Nikki Hyson, Amazon Customer

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