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The Go Teen Writers Christmas Ebook Sale

Posted by on Dec 1st, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

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For the week of December 1 through December 7, the Go Teen Writers ebook is on sale for .99! If you haven’t grabbed this handy little book, now is your chance. The Go Teen Writers ebook is available in the Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Amazon online stores. It would also make a great Christmas gift for any young writers you know.

Here’s where you can find it:

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SCAVENGER HUNT STOP #21: Follow the clues to win an iPad Mini, free books, and more!

Posted by on Nov 29th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 45 comments

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Welcome to the 32 Author Scavenger Hunt! I’m your host, Jill Williamson, for stop 21. The hunt begins on November 30 and ends on December 6. This is your chance to discover 32 novels and enter to win an iPad mini and 30 books.

Collect the clues from each stop, beginning with Stop #1. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote when you reach the last stop. Winners will be announced December 8.


Meet Red Tempest Media

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Red Tempest Media aims to create, publish, and share media towards developing culture.  Through graphical stories, videos, music, interactive applications, narrative prose, and more- we believe that the world can be better understood.

We seek quality, either by creating it ourselves, or by finding and helping to share the works of artists and craftsmen alike.  Our focus is on the independent creators, with the hope that- by bringing great media together- we can create and share something even greater with the world.

Through distribution by technology such as the Internet and mobile devices, we aim to explore the future of the arts as interactive and experimental mediums.

We are based in the sunny city of Denver at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Our artists and collaborators are currently from around the United States, South America and Europe, and we hope to continue expanding throughout the discovered universe… and beyond?

Pending Issues is a recent project from Red Tempest, is about:

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Rupert Fink has an uncommon occupation: he resolves pending issues. His job is much like that of a private detective, except he looks in the past, in the impossible, in the dreams, even in death’s domain.

Rupert Fink solves the pending issues of clients that can afford his services, but the issues don’t always turn out as expected. As he himself says: “We just put the cards back in the deck again, and sometimes the cards come out the same way, sometimes worse than the previous game.” Pending issues are mostly issues of love. And Rupert Fink is a tough detective, but he can’t hide the great romanticism that he conceals on the inside.

Alejandro Farias (script) and Jorge Vildoza (art) need only 5 stories to explore the extreme distances of this proposal of fantastic and bizarre stories, equally gripping as they are strange. — Marcos Vergara 

And check out this book trailer!

 

Pending Issues from C. A. Beninati on Vimeo.


Thanks for visiting my blog, Red Tempest Media! Your book sounds cool. Love the cover. 

Scavengers, before you go, write down this STOP #21 clue: our books

Your next stop is Red Tempest Media’s blog. Have fun!


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To celebrate the release of Outcasts (book two in the Safe Lands series), I’m going to give away ten sets of Captives (book one) and the ARC (advanced reader copy) of Outcasts (book two). Enter on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. International winners are welcome, but will have to wait longer for their books to arrive.

Winners will be announced on this blog and via the email address entered in the Rafflecopter form. If I don’t hear back from winners in a week with their mailing address, I will choose a new winner.

Good luck in both the scavenger hunt and in my bonus contest! And as always, look under Contests and Freebies to see what other giveaways you might be able to enter on my site.

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Prophet by R. J. Larson

Posted by on Nov 25th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 2 comments

ProphetEla is soon to be married, until the Infinite calls her to be a prophet. But no prophet has ever been a girl, and she is only seventeen! Yet she cannot refuse the Infinite, and agrees to serve him as prophet and obey his voice at all times, even when his commands don’t make sense.

The Infinite sends her to Istgard, a place where the people have turned their backs on the Infinite. There she meets Kein, a young ambassador from Traceland, who is being held captive. Ela wants only to warn the people of Istgard to follow the Infinite, but Kein wants to get away. They end up working together to help the people of Istgard, and eventually Traceland as well. When romantic feelings for Kien crop up, Ela must fight them, for all prophets die young.

This book was beautiful! I loved it. Especially Kein. Ela was a little too perfect sometimes for a seventeen-year-old, though I suppose a prophet would have to be a special kind of person. But it did make it a little hard to relate to her at times. I adored Kein and wanted to read more of his story. The fantasy world was well built. As I read, I kept thinking it was Biblical fiction, though, as the land and the kingdoms felt very similar to 9th century B.C. Regardless, I really enjoyed it and read it in two days. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I’m eager to read the next two books.

Age Range: 16 and up
Genre: fantasy
Part of a Series: book one in the Infinite series
Pages: 350
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: 2012
 

Readers of Jill Williamson

Posted by on Nov 7th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

ReadersofJillWilliamsonIn an effort to keep in touch with my readers, I created a Readers of Jill Williamson group on Facebook. Since regular Facebook pages no longer allow posts to go out to all followers, I hope that this will be a place where I can reach everyone, interact with people who want to know more about what I’m working on, and ask readers for help in brainstorming new ideas. Things like that.

This is a private group, but if you want to join, all you have to do is ask. Click on the image to be directed to the group page. And let me know if you have any problems.

Thanks!

 

 

 

Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore

Posted by on Oct 28th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 13 comments

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I’ve been dying to read the conclusion to this series, and I’m so glad I finally got the chance. This is book three in the Angel Eyes trilogy. The first book, Angel Eyes (click here to read my review), and the second, Broken Wings (click here to read my review), were both amazing, and I couldn’t wait to see how it all ended.

Brielle can see the Celestial realm, and there’s a war going on, right in her hometown of Stratus, Oregon. Angels and demons are fighting to the death over the souls of men. It’s a terrifying sight to see. And it’s even harder now that she and Jake have been parted. He was taken by Damien, so Brielle keeps watch over the trunk in Canaan’s room for word or clue from the Throne Room. One clue leads to another, which leads to another. Jake and Brielle both have mysteries to solve. What happened to Ali? Who was Jake’s father? How is Olivia involved in all this? And how was Brielle’s mother connected to it all? Their investigation leads to all the answers in a satisfying conclusion. Loved it!

I so enjoy Shannon Dittemore’s writing, her characters, and the way she tells a story. I’m sad this was the end, and I can’t wait to read whatever book she writes next. This trilogy was fascinating, and I highly recommend it.

Age Range: 8-12
Genre: fantasy
Part of a Series: book three in the Angel Eyes series
Pages: 343
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: 2013

Support an Author

To support Shannon, I’m going to buy someone a paperback copy of Dark Halo! International entries are welcome. Giveaway ends November 8th, 2013. To enter to win you can: tell me what is your favorite Halloween candy, follow Shannon on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway, or “Like” Shannon’s Facebook page. Good luck! (If you win and would rather have book one in the series, I’m happy to give away that book instead.)

 

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Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 9 comments

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Over 200 years in the future, life is very different. Drinking water is scarce and comes only from an underground aquifer beneath what was once Australia. And only one man knows the way. He alone is the one who keeps peace between the Rats that live underground and maintain the aquifer and those who live above. He is the Deliverer. And when he goes missing, the task of Deliver falls to his son, sixteen-year-old Luca.

Luca knows that something is wrong. His father always knows the way back. As he investigates, someone tries to kill him. This forces Luca to run, to trust those he might not normally trust. But if Luca is unable to find the truth and deliver it to the people who live above in time, they just might destroy the aquifer forever.

This was a very original futuristic storyworld. The language was well done, so much so that it was difficult to read at first because it took some time to get used to the lingo. But once I did, I couldn’t put it down. It was a fascinating dystopian novel with a mystery to uncover. I enjoyed the main character very much. I’m pretty sure that this is a stand-alone book, but the end was tied up nicely enough, even if it left some things to the reader’s imagination. An entertaining read.

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Age Range: 12 and up
Genre: dystopian
Part of a Series: no
Pages: 272
Publisher: Blink
Released: 2013
  

Support an Author

To support Jonathan, I’m giving away my ARC copy of Aquifer. U.S.A entries only on this one. Giveaway ends November 1st, 2013. To enter to win you can: tell me what is your favorite drink besides water, follow Jonathan on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway, or “Like” Jonathan’s Facebook page. Good luck!

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #7: Follow the clues to win an iPad Mini, free books, and more!

Posted by on Oct 17th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 243 comments

scavengerhunt2Welcome to the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I’m Jill, your hostess for this stop on the hunt.

The hunt begins on October 18 at noon (mountain time) and ends Sunday night, October 20 at midnight (mountain time). There are 25 stops on this tour where you will discover 25 new or upcoming novels. Sweetness.

Collect the clues in red from each stop, beginning with Stop #1. And when you’re done, enter your answer at the final stop.

  • Grand Prize: A new iPad mini!
  • 2nd & 3rd Prizes: All 25 books in your mailbox! 

Meet Shannon Dittemore

shannon20_twitter-266x300I’m honored to be hosting a dear friend, author Shannon Dittemore. I was at a Beth Moore conference in Boise, ID a few years ago. And I’d brought Angel Eyes to read on my Kindle during the long bus ride to and from Boise (since I live in the middle of nowhere). Never have I been so tempted to read a book through Beth! I didn’t, of course. But every time we had a break, I flopped back in my seat and kept reading. I was enthralled! And when I got home, I looked up Shannon and emailed her through her website. I just had to tell her how much I loved her book. And we’ve been friends ever since. 

Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. For more information about Shannon and the Angel Eyes trilogy visit shannondittemore.com, facebook.com/shannondittemore, or twitter.com/shanditty.

There are three books in the Angel Eyes trilogy. First is Angel Eyes, then Broken Wings, and finally Dark Halo. If you love to read young adult fiction or if you have teenagers that do, these books are wonderful. They’re a meld of Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, a sweet romance novel, and Shannon’s own beautiful prose.

Here’s what the book, Dark Halo, is about:

DarkHaloOne halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.

Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It’s impossibly beautiful—and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, Oregon.

The Terrestrial Veil is ripping, and demons walk the streets past unseeing mortals. Dark, sticky fear drips from every face, and nightmares haunt Brielle’s sleep.

Worst of all, Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien. When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap.

 Now she’s stranded in a sulfurous desert with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he’s offering her another halo—a mirrored ring that will destroy her Celestial vision. All she has to do is wear it and she’ll see no more of the invisible world. No more fear. No more nightmares. No more demons. It’s a gift. And best of all: it comes with the promise of a future with Jake, something the Throne Room seems to be taking from her.

Will Brielle trade the beauty of the Celestial and the truth of the world around her just to feel ordinary again? 


A Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Shannon:

Stealing Moments: How My Books Get Written

by Shannon Dittemore  

You must write every day.

This is the first piece of advice most of us are given when we set out on the road to publication. And it’s good advice. It’s sound. It’s the kind of advice that is both expected and necessary.

And yet, it’s not always possible to follow.

Writing every day is not practical for me. I’m a young mom with two munchkins and pastoral responsibilities at church. I teach Sunday school and a mentoring track. I pay bills and shop for groceries. I do laundry; sometimes I do dishes. I don’t make my bed every day but I try to vacuum once a week. And I work very hard to keep my husband at the top of my priority list.

That said, I really, really like to write books.

My first book, Angel Eyes, was easy. I had all the time in the world. No deadlines, no pressure.

Once I landed a contract, things changed. I had only six months to complete each successive book, which sounded doable until I realized I’d be editing one book and writing another. Oh yeah, and marketing that first one. The learning curve was huge, but I discovered a few things about myself.

First, I’m a fabulous Saturday writer. Many of my writer friends take the weekends off, but it’s the only day my husband is home from work. He entertains the children and I pump out words like a cyborg.

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I wrote most of Dark Halo this way. On Saturdays and in the evenings after the kids were in bed. During the weekdays, I did whatever I could to steal moments in my manuscript. Fifteen minutes here, fifteen minutes there.

That said, the hardest part of the process for me is climbing in and out of a story. It’s difficult to spend time drafting the words of Lucifer and then climb back into the real world where there are Cheerios stuck to the carpet and we’re late for martial arts. It’s hard on me and it’s hard on my kids. So the time I’d steal during the day were usually moments lightly editing and skimming my thoughts. I saved the difficult stuff for my alone time.

And I finished. On time.

Here’s another thing I learned about myself: If I’m not out there with real people, my writing suffers. I need human interaction and even though there are days when I crave the company of fictional characters whose emotions and worlds I control, it’s healthy for me to tuck them away and visit the world I have less control over. And not just as an observer, but as a participant.

So that’s me. Every author has their own process, but mine relies heavily on Saturday writing sessions and moments stolen throughout the week. I may not be an everyday writer, but it works for me. In truth, I feel a bit like a rebel. And who doesn’t like that?     


Thanks for visiting my blog, Shannon! 

Make sure you grab a copy of Dark Halo where you can enjoy the exciting conclusion to this fabulous series. You can find a copy:

Scavengers, before you go, write down this STOP #7 clue: different

Your next stop is Shannon Dittemore’s own blog. Have fun!


BONUS PRIZES! 

CaptivesOutcastsTo celebrate the release of Outcasts (book two in the Safe Lands series), I’m going to give away ten sets of Captives, book one, and the ARC (advanced reader copy) of Outcasts, book two, to ten lucky participants of this scavenger hunt. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. International winners are welcome, but will have to wait longer for their books to arrive.

Winners will be announced on this blog and via the email address entered in the Rafflecopter form. If I don’t hear back from winners in a week with their mailing address, I will choose a new winner.

Good luck in both the scavenger hunt and in my bonus contest! And as always, look under Contests and Freebies to see what other giveaways you might be able to enter on my site.

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The Christian Fiction Fall Scavenger Hunt is Coming!

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

Save the date for the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. We’ll be live this Friday, 10/18 at NOON mountain time, and the hunt will go on through Sunday night, 10/20/13 (midnight, mountain). I’m sure you’re wondering about the prizes…

Two runners-up will receive all 25 books in their mailbox, and the grand prize winner will get an iPad Mini 16GB! AND many authors taking part will be offering additional prizes… Collective prizes total well over $1000!

So, mark your calendars to discover unique posts about new releases/about-to-be-released titles, as well as put your name into the mix for amazing prizes!

Hope to see you all there. :-)

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Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Posted by on Oct 7th, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 16 comments

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What would you do if you saw a vision of a Scottish guy in a kilt calling your name? That’s what happens to Veronica, and she thinks she’s going nuts. But the stars align, and Veronica just so happens to head off to Scotland on vacation with her best friend, MacKenna, who inherited a cottage from her great aunt. The locale must be playing with Veronica’s mind, though, because now the she’s seeing the Scottish guy everywhere! In fact, she’s starting to get a little obsessed.

Then she finds MacKenna’s aunt’s old journal that not only tells the story of the magical land of Doon and how to get there, she also finds a drawing of the Scottish guy himself. A guy named Jamie. “Prince” Jamie MacCrae. Hello.

The girls give the instructions in the journal a try and soon find themselves in Doon. Stuck in Doon, is more like it. They’re suspected of witchcraft and arrested. And when Veronica finally meets the real Jamie, he’s not so dreamy. In fact, it seems he’d rather see her executed! The girls set out to prove that they’re not witches indenting the destroy Doon, but what they discover is almost as bad.
Doon is a romance novel in a fantasy setting. It was lots of fun, and I blitzed right through it. MacKenna’s voice was a hoot. Some things were a little too convenient and some of the storyworld elements pulled me out, like eating sushi and pizza in this fantasy world. They explained why this happens, but it sort of weakened the magic to me. Plus everyone was beyond beautiful, the guys were all muscular, and the character’s flaws weren’t really flaws but misunderstandings. Like I said, a fun romance novel. In fact, I could totally see this as a Disney Channel teen movie. Younger teen girls will devour this book, and if you love romance novels, you likely will too. This is the first in a series. I’m curious how book two will play out.

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Age Range: 12 and up
Genre: fantasy
Part of a Series: book one in the Doon series
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Publisher: Blink
Released: 2013

Support an Author

To support Carey and Lorie, I’m giving away my ARC copy of Doon. U.S.A entries only on this one. Giveaway ends October 18th, 2013. To enter to win you can: tell me what is your favorite fairy tale, follow Carey or Lorie on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway, or “Like” Carey or Lorie’s Facebook pages. Good luck! 

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Fall YA Scavenger Hunt & Giveaways!

Posted by on Oct 3rd, 2013 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 83 comments

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Hi! I’m Jill, your hostess for this stop on the Fall YA Scavenger Hunt.

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On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter your answer for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on my team! That’s 20 books! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, October 6th!

You can start right here, or you can go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously this weekend, and you can enter one, two, or all three! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team and a gold team. If you do the red and gold hunts, you’ll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

 
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Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up. Don’t worry, you can use a calculator!
 
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
 
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by OCTOBER 6 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
  

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt. 

I am super excited to be hosting…

 

ELIZABETH NORRIS

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Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan’s recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Her first series (UNRAVELING, UNDONE, and UNBREAKABLE) is the story of one girl’s fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.

The book Elizabeth is showcasing on the Fall 2013 Hunt is called UNBREAKABLE, book 2 in the Unraveling Series.

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Click on the cover to learn where to buy this book!

Four months after the end of Unraveling, Janelle is alone dealing with the fallout that comes with just barely saving the world. Then Taylor Barclay shows up. People are disappearing. A human trafficking ring is operating between worlds. And someone high ranking in the government is covering it up by using Ben as the fall guy. With Barclay’s help, Janelle has to find Ben, expose the real people responsible, and save the people who were stolen.

For more on this series or to check out Elizabeth’s other books, check out her website.

 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT 

 

Now for Elizabeth’s bonus material, a deleted scene from UNBREAKABLE! Are you excited? I am!

 

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It’s when we’re at Albertsons off Camino del Sur, that I see another doppelganger.

This one looks just like Taylor Barclay.

Kevin and Pete are on line control, and Cecily is checking off names, while I hand out a jug of 32 oz of water and a brown paper bag filled with rations for the week to each person.

By now I’m good at playing deaf to the pleas for more, which is why I took charge from Cecily weeks ago. She was so apologetic, it just offered more hope. The begging and bargaining was bad enough, and after Kevin had to put his gun on someone and threaten to shoot them if they didn’t leave, I couldn’t take it anymore.

I’m stone faced and unapologetic as I pass out the food. When people ask me for more or for something different, I look them straight in the eye and respond with a terse, “No,” and ask for the next person. That first week I took over, a few people cursed at me or declared I would be the death of their family, but I know things will get worse before they get better.

I know that doing this now might save them later.

If we run out of supplies before winter is over, it will be the death of everyone. When I announced that, it was pretty much the end of the complaints. Some of the same people grumble each week, but we haven’t had any more fights.

It’s when I’m dealing with a grumbling woman in her forties, who swears she needs a second jug of water for her daughter, that I look up and the “No” on my lips falters.

Because I see Agent Taylor Barclay hanging out near the back of the line.

“J?” Cecily asks.

I refocus on the woman. “One jug per person.”

“But my daughter—”

“You know how it works,” I say. “You need to bring your daughter with you in order for her to get her own rations. Next, please.”

Pete steps forward to herd her along, and I look back to the end of the line. Barclay is still there.

And I’m pretty sure it’s him and not a lookalike.

He’s clean shaven, wearing aviator sunglasses and a worn Red Sox hat. He’s maybe a hundred yards away now, leaning one shoulder against a tree in the parking lot, just far enough from a clump of people waiting in line for rations for me to notice him.

It’s like he wants me to see him, which makes me think he’s the Barclay I know. He’s like that.

I also think it’s him because this isn’t the first time I’ve looked up and done a double take.

A month ago, a few miles east a house, unbroken from the quakes, was up in flames. We tried to help, but it ended up being too late. And when we were getting into the truck to head home, I swore I saw a guy who looked just like Barclay, standing in the crowd of people watching the house burn to the ground.

Then I thought I saw him once on the base. We were about to have a bad rain storm for us, and Struz called a meeting to implement the best ways to “catch” as much water as we could. I could have sworn Barclay was in that meeting.

And once at the school, I saw him. My work-day was over, and I’d gone to the school to pick up Jared, and there he was only about ten feet from me. Or I thought so at least. A group of kids came out and I lost sight of Barclay in the shuffle, and when people had cleared out, I couldn’t find him anywhere.

I can’t think of a single reason Barclay would be waiting for rations and water on my world. He’s not exactly the most compassionate person I ever came across, and there’s a hopeless desperation that weighs heavy on your shoulders here.

We survived, we refused to lie down and die—yet it’s becoming increasingly apparent that we’re not about to pick up and get back to what we were any time soon. It’ll be years before civilization recovers. If ever.

I’m pulled out of my thoughts when the monotony of passing out rations is interrupted. A young girl thrusts a baby in my face. “Feel his forehead,” she says, and I recognize her. She was a freshman at Eastview. I think she was on the dance team.

Cecily reaches over me, feels the baby’s forehead and then pulls back before whispering, “Fever,” in my ear.

I open the lock box at my feet and pull out a bottle of aspirin. I offer the girl in front of me four of them. “Cut them in half, and if he doesn’t get better, take him to the clinic at Pomerado.”

“What? Just walk there?” she says. But she doesn’t expect an answer, which is good. Because I don’t have one.

When the girl turns to leave, I look at Cecily. “Do you see that guy in the crowd, sunglasses and baseball cap, near the back of the line,” I say.

She turns and in typical Cecily fashion is the absolutely opposite of stealthy. Panic shoots through me because suddenly I don’t think letting him know that I see him is a good idea. What if it is Barclay, and I’m tipping my hand?

But then Cecily says, “If by guy you mean that cluster of trees, sure. Otherwise no…” and I look up to see he’s gone. The tree he was standing close to is just an empty planter. I scan the rest of the lot, looking towards what’s left of highway 56 and toward the old It’s a Grind, but I don’t see him anywhere.

Cecily laughs. “Please don’t tell me you’re hallucinating, or at least, if you are, at least tell me he was hot.”

She’s smiling, eyebrows raised. “He was kinda hot, I guess, but not a red head.”

“Then he couldn’t be that hot.” She laughs.

I look back at the end of the line, but either I was seeing things or Barclay is gone.

I’m not sure which should scare me more.

  


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BONUS CONTESTS 

Thank you so much for visiting my website! CAPTIVES is $0.99 on Kindle right now, so you can check that out if you’d like.  

And while you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contests I’m running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. I will be giving away ten copies of the paperback of the first book in my dystopian series, CAPTIVES (click to learn more), as well as five copies of the GO TEEN WRITERS book (click to learn more).

To be eligible to win, enter on the rafflecopter forms below.

 

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So far I’ve written one trilogy, and now I’m on my second. I guess I must really like the number 3.
 

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