Reality Mirrors a Dystopian Future

When I wrote SUBVERSION, the world was a different place. There was no deadly, global pandemic. There was no mass vaccination plan.

But in the world of SUBVERSION, a deadly, global pandemic and a mass vaccination plan is a reality. Now it’s our reality too.

In the process of writing SUBVERSION, I did a lot of research about the use of nano-tech in medicine. I wanted the novel to be plausible, but had no clue that just a few years into the future these very ideas would take hold as plausible in our real world.

Those of you who have read SUBVERSION may understand why I’m having some apprehensions about selling the book to young people. Lately, when parents or educators contact me to get copies of SUBVERSION, I always give a disclaimer–please make sure the young people reading this understand it is fiction. I, in no way, want to discourage any young person from taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

I do not want to incite fear. I hope that when people read my books, they incite courage. When the worst happens, when the world changes in frightening ways, when the life you had no longer exists, I hope you all have the courage to stand up, to keep going, to push through and to face a life that you had thought would only exist in dystopian novels.

Subversion Launches

On September 13, 2016, after years of revising and editing, I launched Subversion, sequel to Enslavement and book two in the One Bright Future series. I am so pleased to finally get to share this YA dystopian novel with readers. Honestly, I like it better than the first book, but we’ll see what you all think.

Buy it on Amazon. If you want an electronic version, it’s coming soon.


Presenting the Enslavement Book Trailer!

I’ve wanted this trailer for a long time, not only as a promotional tool, but as a showcase for this beautiful song. You only get a snippet of it here, so I’ll be posting the whole thing in the future.

A huge thank you to award-winning filmmaker, Corbin Saleken, for all your hard work in putting this together for me. And to Ariel Friesen, thank you for composing this beautiful, inspiring song that will always be score for Enslavement. I’m surrounded by brilliant people.

How Can You Argue With a Review From a Horse Person?

Today’s review comes from the On Writing and Riding blog. We all know horse folks are good folks, so how can we go wrong with a review from one of them.

“I enjoyed Enslavement and look forward to the next book. The editing and formatting were topnotch. The book started with a bang and the author did an excellent job building an unfortunately possible-sounding world. It was easy to make an emotional connection to the main character, Rielle, as she is torn from her family and essentially sold as a slave…” -Marlene Moss, On Writing and Riding

Click here for the full review:

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Also, stop over at The Book Nut blog for a chapter one excerpt.

Enslavement Offers Something Fresh For Dystopian Lovers

Today’s review is the second to confirm that Enslavement is something new in the Dystopian YA genre.

“…a fresh take on an often overdone genre.” -Jenn at Book Reviews and Giveaways

Click here to read more:

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Today Free, Tomorrow a Slave

I’m hitting two blogs today and they’re all about excerpts. Take a look to get an idea of my writing style and the trajectory of the novel.

home is where

Chapter one excerpt–how it all begins: Home is Where the Wine Is Book Blog

addicted readers

Chapter two excerpt–First morning as a slave: Addicted Readers Blog

First Review of the Blog Tour


This dystopian-loving blogger asked if Enslavement will give her anything new–and it did. 

“. . . Enslavement is a very enjoyable read with a refreshing new take on the YA dystopia genre, well written characters and great world building make this for me a 4 star read!” -Random Redheaded Ramblings. 

Read the full review on the Random Redheaded Ramblings blog. Beware: ****SPOILER ALERT****

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