Runaway Smile

Runaway Smile: An unshared smile is a wasted smile

A little boy’s smile runs away until it owner learns that an unshared smile is a wasted smile.

I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and…

Runaway Smile cover | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books


My children’s book, Runaway Smile, has won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category.

It was also a finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, in the Children’s Fiction category and a ‘Children’s Fiction’ Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

Check it out!

You can check out parts of the book below. If you enjoy it, I would really appreciate an Amazon review! If you really liked it, then please share with your friends – or even get a copy for you or the wee ones in your life on Amazon or Createspace 🙂

‘Runaway Smile’ is a masterpiece to be treasured for life. Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. When I’m unhappy about something, I refer to one of these books. ‘Runaway Smile’ has joined the list.

– Juliet Aharoni

To find out what other amazing characters the little boy meets while searching for his smile, continue reading on an Amazon!