Sunday, March 1, 2015


 As of this weekend, I signed DEAD GIRL RUNNING with Curiosity Quills.

(To be clear, despite my habit of using the word "dead" in my book titles, this book is not part of the Under the Blood Moon series.)

There's no witchcraft. No dead people coming back to life.

Nope, this is something new.
Something different.
And I'm way excited about it.

Dead Girl Running, a New Adult Dystopian, is a cross between The GiverThe Handmaiden's Tale, and Agenda 21.

No, I can pretty much guarantee I won't ever be writing any "kissing books."
This isn't your typical New Adult Contemporary Romance.
Again, this is something different.

Dead Girl Running is Book One of the New Order Series.

"New Order" is a bit of a play on words because a Dystopian Society typically is governed by a "new order," but I also dug out my old New Order CDs when writing it. (Along with some 80s rock, but that's another story...)

Here's a sample of their mechanical sounding music. Yes, I just sent you to a You Tube video using clips from the 80s movie Pretty In Pink, which had New Order's "Elegia" in the soundtrack.

Book Blurb:

Eight years ago, SILVIA WOOD's father died in an industrial accident. After suffering through years of Psychotherapy Services and Mandated Medications for depression and multiple suicide attempts, she longs to work in Botanical Sciences. When the Occupation Exam determines she must work in Mortuary Sciences instead, she wonders if the New Order assigned her to the morgue to push her over the edge.

To appease her disappointed mother, Silvia enters the Race for Citizen Glory, in an attempt to stand out in the crowd of Equals. After she begins training with "golden boy" LIAM HARMAN, she discovers he also lost his father in the same accident that ruined her childhood. Then Silvia meets and falls for Liam's older cousin, whose paranoid intensity makes her question what really happened to her father. As the race nears, Silvia realizes that she's not only running for glory, she's running for her life.

Okay, this is kind of inappropriate for this book,
but I still think it's funny.