Plum Springs

Winner of the 2019 New Hampshire Writers' Project Readers' Choice Awards for Fiction

Faced with the aftermath of a life-altering decision, a nine-year-old boy seeks solace in the Kentucky forest in pursuit of happiness, love, and acceptance.


After a lifetime of abuse, nine-year-old Rusty Travis and his older brother Bo decide their father must be stopped when, in a drunken rage, he goes after their six-year-old sister. After their vengeance is complete, they seek refuge in the tall oak forest, where they stumble upon a mysterious runaway orphan. This leads to uncovering secrets about themselves and their family they never imagined, eventually causing Rusty to question everything he thought he knew. With his brother by his side, they battle the demons that shatter their world in the sleepy town of Plum Springs.

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What Others Are Saying About Plum Springs

"Plum Springs is one of the most intense novels I've read in a long time. The crisp, descriptive writing pulled me in from the first page. Equal parts captivating and heart breaking, I found myself living each vivid moment right there with the likable nine-year-old protagonist. Dan Lawton is a name to know!"


-Chad Zunker, Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Tracker (The Sam Callahan Series).

"A poignantly told coming-of-age story of three young children who overcome abuse, finding love and happiness despite all odds. Heart-wrenching and uplifting."


-Sibel Hodge, Award winning and #1 International bestselling author of Look Behind You and Duplicity.  

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