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.
2021 (Bad Apple Books)
On the surface, seventeen-year-old Indy is many things: shy kid, rebel, book lover, boot lover, physics nerd. Beneath the surface, she harbors secret identities: former dead girl, crazy-pants wearer, UFO prognosticator, girl crushing on bad-boy jock, Sawyer Reyes, and beloved fringe internet radio host, 'Orion.'
After drowning in Holy Ghost River in fifth grade, Indy was miraculously resurrected. At the time, she swore she saw a UFO above the river and that a creature 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 channeling coordinates that lead to actual UFO sightings. Worried she might be going crazy, Indy establishes the late-night internet radio show, True North, hoping listeners will help her figure out what the coordinates mean, as well as why Indy is channeling them. As Indy begins to unravel the mystery (while trying to keep her own identity as the voice of True North secret), she fields a call from ‘Henry’ who asks Indy for her help finding ‘his people.’ Indy agrees to help Henry, but as more of Indy’s UFO predictions come true, and her radio show morphs from fringe entertainment to internet phenomenon, True North jump-starts a high school rebellion that complicates Indy’s search for the truth. The answer is out there, and Indy’s burgeoning romance with Sawyer may be key, but unlocking it means hazarding serious mental and physical harm to unravel the enigma.
IF THIS IS NOT AN EXIT
Coming Late Winter 2021
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