Buy Panther in the Hive
Panther in the Hive is at once an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a captivating vision of an unsettling future. Tasha Lockett, orphan, oddball, and former fashion addict, is alone in a Chicago overrun with citizens-turned-weapons, the result of the cybertronic disaster that brought the country to its knees four days ago. When Tasha receives a letter from her estranged sister warning her of the catastrophe and urging her to travel to the South Side where there is rumored to be a safe zone, Tasha must face what the world has become. With only her precious Prada backpack and a sturdy kitchen knife, she embarks on an epic journey through the wasteland Chicago has become, forming alliances and discovering that although the world may be in pieces, she might still become whole. Readers who enjoy the likes of Margaret Atwood and Octavia Butler will enjoy this coming of age adventure in a not-quite unrealistic setting.
Buy The Rooster's Garden
In this heart-stopping sequel to Panther in the Hive, Tasha Lockett is on the move again. As Chicago’s Apiary smolders in the rearview mirror, Tasha and her friends (plus a skinny poodle) push west. With only the digital trail of a mad scientist and a three-line letter from Tasha’s estranged sister to guide them, the journey is fraught with danger—and not just from the armies of Minkers that swarm the States. Even as Tasha encounters new allies, peril shadows her every step: if there is a cure for the disaster that has swept the nation, it is guarded fiercely. A kitchen knife was enough to get her out of Chicago, but will it be enough to protect her from what’s ahead?