I have spent the past year and a half cuddled up with three things… my two new baby girls and a manuscript for my fourth novel. Somewhere in that 18 months, the babies became toddlers and the manuscript became a book.
Today, I’m excited to share the title of that book!
The CHAOS of NOW
The Chaos of Now is the story of Eli, a teen coder who gets roped into a dangerous hack.
Eli Bennett is coasting through high school, barely looking up from his computer and doing his best to ignore the rest of the world. But it’s hard to tune out the offer he gets when he meets fellow hackers, Seth and Mouse.
They invite Eli to join their team for a prestigious coding competition, after losing their last teammate in an explosive suicide that made national headlines and triggered strict new laws on internet bullying.
It soon it becomes clear that Seth and Mouse are after more than winning a competition—they’re seeking revenge for their friend. To get that revenge, they’ll need Eli’s help subverting the new cyber laws, but Eli is hiding a dangerous secret of his own that could lead to even more trouble if he isn’t careful.
In a story about the shift of power from those who rule at school to those who rule online, the line between bully and victim blurs. And Eli, whose coding skilled have taught him to make order out of chaos, will find the real world is a little harder to control.
The Chaos of Now is due out in Fall 2018. It also has an awesome cover in the works that I hope to share in the new year, so more to come!