Contemporary Fiction

A Better Place To Be; based on the Harry Chapin song, is a B.R.A.G. Medllion Honoree

A Better Place To Be:

Based on the Harry Chapin Song

A story about life, though perhaps not the one you would choose to live.

A Better Place To Be‘, Inspired by the characters from the Harry Chapin song of the same name, is a story of love, loss, and the ability to overcome the worst that life can throw at someone and come out the other side.

The DD International Award, and B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, for A Better Place To Be


was awarded the Bronze Medal for Literary
Excellence from Ireland’s prestigious
DD International Awards;


is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree


That word just comes to mind over and over, in regards to this book, along with the phrase, heart-wrenching. It’s good though – incredibly, in a makes-you-feel-things-and-think-things brilliantly good”…  [Read More



“Before reading Wind’s book, I had never heard Chapin’s song. So, for me, the book was judged on its own merits. And what merits it has: it takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions, from despair to hope and back again. While its hero’s life crashes and burns following his beloved wife’s illness, we can’t help but hope for his redemption. Instead, we watch him descend ever deeper into a hell of his own making.

Beautifully written, the book pulls no punches when Wind describes the hero’s depths of despair. Wind’s achievement, though, is that this only makes the hero more sympathetic and the reader more invested in his eventual happiness. A happiness that seems as elusive as the book’s title suggests: is there a better place for him?”—Author Nicholas C. Rossis


“It was an unexpected journey through sorrow and heartbreak but with a light tone that made you want to just keep on reading. And such an original way to capture this poignant tale of life’s continuous struggles.”—Matrtin H.

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