NEW AND UPCOMING BOOKS
'BETWEEN WILD AND RUIN'
BOOK ONE IN THE 'WILD AND RUIN' TRILOGY
September 2019 (Bad Apple Books)
Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in. But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering between love, mystery, and other worlds.What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin,she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.
'WILD OPEN FACES'
BOOK TWO IN THE 'WILD AND RUIN TRILOGY'
December 19, 2020 (Bad Apple Books)
Surfaces are deceiving. After falling for Ezra and discovering a gateway to the Otherworld, it’s a truism Ruby knows to take to heart. But La Luna finally feels like home, and with graduation just weeks away and a cushy internship on a nearby archeological dig in her pocket, it’s easy to downplay the strange new events taking place in the Glorieta Pass. Even when Angel’s deadbeat father reappears after twenty years, stirring up questions about Angel, the ruin, and Ruby’s mother.
Uncertainty is bad enough, but when Ruby starts having inexplicable visions, and the archeological dig unearths mysterious artifacts connected to both a fabled Aztec city and the Pecos Pueblo, Ruby faces more than an uncertain future — she’s forced to accept the role of True of Heart. Will Ezra and her friends stand by her as she confronts the Otherworld? Love is enigmatic, especially in the heart of New Mexico. But as Ruby discovers, the Otherworld is the biggest mystery of them all.
May 2021 (Bad Apple Books)
Indy harbors secret identities: former dead girl, crazy-pants wearer, UFO prognosticator, girl secretly in love with bad-boy Sawyer Reyes, and fringe internet radio host, 'Orion.'
After drowning in Holy Ghost River in second grade, Indy was miraculously resurrected. At the time, she swore that an ephemeral ghost-boy with neon eyes saved her, but her doctors wrote it off to oxygen deprivation. Now, in her junior year of high school, she’s started divining coordinates that lead to bonafide UFO sightings. Obsessed with whether drowning and the coordinates are somehow connected (or whether she’s going crazy), Indy establishes the late-night internet radio show, True North – where she masquerades as the host ‘Orion’ — to air her fears, hoping listeners will help her solve the mystery. But as more of Indy’s predictions come to fruition, and True North morphs from fringe entertainment to internet phenomenon, Indy’s coordinates jump-start a movement that surpasses Indy's own narrative. As Indy grapples with her own doubts over what might be unfolding in the skies above her, True North becomes a catalyst for change that kindles a wave of activism on high school campuses, and between helping ‘Henry,’ an anonymous caller who claims he’s an alien looking to find his way ‘home,’ and trying to keep her own identity as the voice of True North secret, Indy hazards serious exposure to unravel the enigma. The answer is out there, and Indy’s burgeoning romance with bad boy Sawyer may be key but unlocking it means hazarding serious mental and physical harm, not to mention jeopardizing Sawyer and her friends’ safety. In the end, Indy, along with her best friends and Sawyer, who himself often seems impossibly inhuman, risk it all to send Henry ‘home,’ discovering ultimately, that any impending alien apocalypse is more of a hopeful extraterrestrial endorsed revolution.
IF THIS IS NOT AN EXIT
Coming Summer 2021
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