Near future sci fi series of today’s controversial and pressing issues in the age of the rise of the alt right in Germany, the expansion activities of Russia, the social control initiatives of China, and invasive government monitoring in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Three separate strands will be featured in each book with women as main protagonists.
Part 1 — 2029 — THE UPHEAVAL — West of the Mississippi (the U.S. is severed in two parts with the Mississippi River as the divide)
Part 2 — 2030 — THE TRUTHFINDER — East of the Mississippi (one year after the severing of the two parts of the country)
Part 3 — 2049 — THE MOTHER SIEGE — West of the Mississippi (all children over the age of six months must be sent to government children’s homes)
In 2029 the U.S. land mass west of the Mississippi River (not including Alaska and Hawaii) and the land mass east of the Mississippi River are completely severed from each other with no movement or communication in to or out of the land mass west of the Mississippi — hereinafter known as the Provisional Government. (While the original concept was fictional, it turns out that the science to support such a total isolation over a large land mass already exists.)
(All three parts of Book 1 of THE MISSISSIPPI DIVIDE are adaptations from original scripts available to be read on Amazon Studios — THE TRUTHFINDER and THE MOTHER SIEGE are feature film scripts; THE UPHEAVAL is a pilot TV drama script.)
Neither the Provisional Government of the land mass west of the Mississippi or the U.S. government of the remaining land mass east of the Mississippi know anything about the other land mass after the moment of THE UPHEAVAL. Yet the three strands in each book of the series will feature how two powerful governments — both formerly part of the U.S. — deal differently with similar issues including government monitoring, genetic engineering, and ideological threats.
- B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State
- M.B.A. in Finance from Wharton
- Fiction and nonfiction book author on Amazon including MRS. LIEUTENANT, a 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist
- Feature film script LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS (written with husband) — 2005 Nicholls Fellowship quarterfinalist (script competition run by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
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