Book Release

Forrest Gump meets Woody Allen in this charming story about a sea turtle seeking to be reunited with the love of his life in AKELA by Ryan Uytdewilligen

“A journey full of expectations, dangers, surprises, and self-realizations await…making for an enjoyable read.” —Paul Bennett, Hoover Book Reviews


Adventure and History Await in This Charming Sea Turtle’s Quest in AKELA by Ryan Uytdewilligen

When Akela is separated from his migrant soulmate, Kalea, he will do anything to be reunited with her. Journey with this charming and neurotic sea turtle as he crosses paths with celebrities, politicians, and other moments in history with unbreakable determination to be reunited with his love.

Fans of Finding Nemo and readers who like books told from an animal’s perspective will enjoy this adventure tale filled with heart and charm.

Author: Ryan Uytdewilligen
Title: Akela
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
Publisher: BHC Press

Available Formats
Hardcover, 978-1-947727-48-9, $24.95, 276 pages
Softcover, 978-1-947727-37-3, $14.95, 276 pages
Ebook, 978-1-947727-82-3, $7.99

LCCN: 2018930624
Category: Fiction/ Historical / Adventure
Distribution: Ingram, Overdrive, Publisher’s website

To learn more, including where to purchase, visit our website.

Read an excerpt of Akela


More Praise for Akela:

“…delightful…a good story of charm and adventure.” —Carolyn Walsh, NetGalley Reviewer

“cute and heartfelt…” —Brittany Lives, NetGalley Reviewer

Download An Exclusive Digital Promo Pack of Akela

Includes a mini poster, adult coloring pages, and a bookmark

About the author:

Ryan_BHC_PressRyan Uytdewilligen was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised on a family farm. He studied broadcasting and worked as a creative writer for a radio station which really kick-started his passion for the written word. After studying screenwriting at Vancouver Film School, Ryan optioned two feature films, published two nonfiction books (101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies, The History of Lethbridge) and a YA novel called Tractor. He has judged the NYC Midnight Writing Festival, written for various blogs and magazines, and continues to write in many different mediums.

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