It’s been 150 years since the Ahwahnee Indians lived where Yosemite National Park now stands. Their last surviving Chief appears to Elizabeth Hutchings, a twenty-year-old biology student, the very day her parents die. Within 24 hours, she too is clinging to life as his whispers echo in her thoughts.
An ancient prophecy has begun. A plague rips through the world’s population, taking everyone and everything she has ever cared about. As agents of a mysterious organization called Meadowlark hunt her, she must find the strength to fight the infected even as she struggles to keep herself alive.
Just when she thinks she can’t go on, a man from her past arrives. He holds the key to understanding the prophecy. If she can unravel its secrets, she not only may change her own fate—but the fate of the entire world.
“Yosemite Rising is a roaring beast of a page-turner that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go.”—Bill Cameron, award-winning author of County Line
Seventeen year old Anna Page has lived her whole life at the bottom of a trailer park. The dreamcatcher in her bedroom was supposed to prevent bad dreams, but it doesn’t help when your whole life’s a nightmare. Instead of attending high school, she’s working at the local café to pay rent when an Ahwahnee Chief walks in.
He leaves a napkin on the table inscribed with one word, and the symbol of a dragonfly. A symbol Anna should’ve left alone. Instead, her new tattoo marks her as a target.
She awakes from a colonoscopy to find the doctor cowering on the floor and someone banging to get in. While she was asleep, a plague flooded the medical center and now spills out, washing away everything she has ever loved—leaving her with powers she cannot control.
A mysterious organization called Meadowlark will stop at nothing to capture her. With the help of a stranger, she can finally spread her wings and rise to become the Dragonfly. If his secret doesn’t get her killed first.
“From the jump my heart was pounding with the twists, the turns and the WTF moments. This books pushed the limits in every direction. Just when you think, OK enough already, the author slams your head against the wall with more. I loved that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next.”—Jen, Mama’s Dirty Little Reads
Elizabeth and Annas world collide in this finial chapter of Earth. Elizabeth must complete her destiny. But Anna was sent to find her, not knowing why. When she discovers what the old woman has in mind, she too must stand beneath the river of glacier water flowing over Yosemite Falls and seal humanity's fate.
I fight every day to stay awake in a world so intent of keeping me asleep.
Writing allows me to break pieces off the cocoon encasing my wings.
A lot of people ask me why I write dark. I don't choose it, but I'm learning to embrace it. For one can not lift another from the dark, unless they know the way.
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