My name is Boone Shepard. I’m here to set the record straight.
Boone is taking a break from writing for The Chronicle newspaper to hunt down and destroy every last copy of a very rare, very dangerous book. But when his editor calls to demand he investigate a missing persons case deep in the Scottish Highlands he is forced to abandon his personal goals and get back to work. Restless and begrudging, Boone is unprepared when this hunt leads him back to the one story that won’t stop chasing him — his own.
Boone Shepard by Gabriel Bergmoser is the first in a series of three young adult novels following the adventures of an Australian expat, errant journalist and accidental hero.
Shortlisted in 2017 for the Readings Young Adult Book Prize
"A thoroughly unique story with a classic feel." - Readings
"Australia may have just found its new adventurer and his name is Boone Shepard" – Arts Review
"For, at heart, this is a book about the act of creating stories. How events are turned into tales, how those tales then live on and cannot be destroyed, haunt both Boone Shepard and the readers" – Den of Geek
"This is a story to revel in" – Jennie Bales
Gabriel Bergmoser has a wealth of performed plays to his name and regularly charms and enrages listeners from all over the world with his reworking of films and TV shows on the podcast Movie Maintenance. In 2015 he won the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award. He was born in New Zealand in 1991 and now lives in Melbourne, where he spends his time writing and not doing much else. His two favourite things are dinosaurs and Bruce Springsteen. Boone Shepard first appeared in a whimsical mystery novel when Gabriel was sixteen and never left.