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The Blood Mile

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MEET SAWYER– The Mohawk-feathered chicken who manages to escape the brutal Farelli Poultry Farm only to find an abandoned farm pained with secrets, lost hope, a slew of nutty birds and a beast that may very well be responsible for the bloodstained wheat that separates the two farms.

When Sawyer wakes up in a barn, he is introduced to a bunch of colourful characters, each dealing with their own issues. Polly is a pink-feathered fashionista chick known to give relationship advice to Scotty The Seagull and is bent on becoming human. Ella, the last remaining cow, hasn’t spoken a word since her family left the farm. Iddy is an angry teenage duck battling with his mother’s mysterious death and General, a WWII carrier pigeon hasn’t left his nest in three years – not since the owner of the farm vanished.


As Sawyer struggles with his fears of the outside world and the “Giants” and beasts that roam the land, he convinces these birds to embark on a great adventure that will unlock secrets and change their lives forever.



First published November 3, 2014

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About the author

Andy has dedicated his life to the art of storytelling ever since he could hold a pencil. He started out by writing and producing his first play, A Grinchy Christmas and was then hired to develop a treatment for a major motion picture. Never short of an idea, Andy has written multiple plays, television series and short stories. His first book, The Blood Mile is now available in paperback and ebook.
On his spare time he loves to travel to Europe and copywrites for various brands. He lives in Toronto with his beagle Sam!

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February 20, 2015
I bought this book reluctantly I have to admit - at the book fair :) I was just passing by, the farm display of the booth was great, and after a short conversation with the Author - I bought the book :D
and I loved it! What a page turner it was! After few pages I was totally transported into that abandoned farm and was staying there watching the animals organizing themselves to do something great! :)
As it says in the blurb - it is a story about the chicken that was saved from slaughter right after it hatched... but it turns out to be much more than that! It is a story about surviving, about growing up, facing fears, working together to save the others. It's a story about coping with grief, finding the meaning of life... Main characters are animals, sure, but it is not hard at all to see just about anyone underneath.
Great job!!! :)
February 20, 2015
This book was wonderful. It was adventurous and carried my interest always. I loved the underlying lessons and the fab ending. Totally recommend.
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December 8, 2017
Definitely do not judge a book by its cover (title either!)
This was an intriguing, adventurous and fun story. Thanks for a good read, Andy!
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