After a narrow escape from the city of Impervious, Fran’s heart aches for the ones she left behind. Will her brother ever connect the dots? And, what about Pete? Could he, along with the remaining Rebels, have survived the Council’s violent oppression?
As Fran ponders the fate of her friends, an even more disturbing revelation drops into her world—the knowledge that she, along with anyone who had lived underground remains implanted with the sinister presence of the Council. A fate rendering her powerless to save.
Yet one with pure blood, untouched by the Council’s defiling, lives among them. Could he be the new lifeline of hope? Is salvation of the city worth risking the life of this one-and-only?
Character Interview With Fran
INTERVIEWER: “Hey Fran! Good to see you again!”
FRAN: “Hi.” Fran smiles.
INTERVIEWER: “Last time we spoke, you were kind of in a strange season in life.
FRAN: “Mm hm.” Fran runs her fingers through a spring of curls. “I believe that was back when I was a Rebel.”
INTERVIEWER: “Right. Rebel.” I cock a brow. “So no more Rebel-Fran?”
FRAN: Fran snorts. “Well, I suppose I’ll always be just a bit rebellious. But, no. Not an official Rebel.”
INTERVIEWER: I nod in agreement. “And how do you like living outdoors?”
FRAN: “In the Open Air?” She corrects me. “Love it. It’s great. I just wish everyone else could be there with me.”
INTERVIEWER: I crack a coy smile. “Like Pete, maybe?”
FRAN: Fran lets out a long sigh and I’m unsure if I’ve crossed our line of friendship. “Pete,” she whispers.
INTERVIEWER: “I’m sorry,” I quickly respond. “That’s a painful subject. How about if we talk about your mom instead?”
FRAN: Fran throws her head back and releases a hearty guffaw. “Mom.” She shakes her head. “I really love Mom.” She looks at me and I see a hint of the old Fran sparkle from her eye.
“She just, such a….”
INTERVIEWER “Mom?” I add.
FRAN: “Exactly.” Fran agrees. “And, really. The best Mom ever, by the way.”
I’m a book-writing, selfie-taking, latte-drinking, social media gal. I’m living a good life on the road as a full-fledged Bedouin (Well, except, my tent is actually a fully-equipped RV.) Me and my partner-in-crime (Benj) tend to hunker down wherever the skies are clear and the temps stay in the 70’s. We call ourselves Gypsy Nerds because we aimlessly wander the U.S. with glasses perched upon our noses and faces jammed into computer screens (for the first half the day... The second half of the day is typically devoted to playing because we’re also somewhat immature.)
Like most authors, the characters I create are my extended family. And like most readers, when the story ends, I get a little sad. In real life, I have two handsome, hardworking, grown-up boys who know how to make their Mama proud! *Waves to Joey and Mike!*
The Ascension Series is my debut into the world of YA fiction.
I’m living what I love and loving what I live!