"This is a praiseworthy, poignant work." -Publishers Weekly
from the semifinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

"Few novelists can arrestingly channel the voice of a neglected fourteen-year-old boy, half street urchin, half spiritual shaman, and emerge with an engaging first-person narrative that doesn't drip with sentimentality or patronize teen culture. Candi Sary can..."  -Foreword Reviews Magazine

"Sary succeeds in portraying teen angst without melodrama, in depicting compassion without sentimentality, and in creating a world of characters on the margins of society whose depth and complexity outshine any Hollywood hero." -Chanticleer Book Reviews




rereleased in conjunction with the short film based on the novel

Click on the crow to see movie trailer 

Let us tell you a story

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Dana Awards, a well-respected literary contest that has been encouraging and supporting writers for 20 years. We are offering the novel award winner the option to publish with Blue Mary Books, and we will also read and consider the top 30 manuscripts this year. For more information on the Dana Awards, go to their website: http://www.danaawards.com

In paperback and ebook


Article published in elephant journal tells the story behind the story of Black Crow White Lie. "The Magic of Storytelling: How an Indie Singer Helped me Bring A Story to Life." Click on the elephant to read the article.

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."  -Haruki Murakami