Hi, neighbors. My name is Chris Bostic, and my debut novel, Fugitives from Northwoods, was released on February 14th. Come meet me, pick up a paperback, and have it signed on March 9th in Creve Coeur. All on the Same Page Bookstore at 11052 Olive Blvd is sponsoring the event.
The novel is Young Adult thriller that will be thoroughly entertaining for teenagers and their parents.
Here's the pitch: After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together. So they failed separately. In the small region-state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of Minnesota into a barren wasteland of clear-cut forests and over-fished lakes. Every able-bodied teenager is conscripted into a labor force and sent to work in harsh, prison-like conditions. They are enslaved young so they never learn to think for themselves. But Penn is different.
He's determined to win back freedom-for himself, his friends, and someday for his homeland. On a cold autumn night, the group makes their dash for freedom north of the border. The fugitives endure a series of difficult wilderness challenges while pursued by the ruthless camp guards. They weave through dense forest, scale cliffs, swim through the bitterly cold lakes, and otherwise try simply to survive. Pushing his friends to the breaking point, Penn guides the fugitives through a harsh, but ironically beautiful, backdrop of amazing Northwoods scenery. Adversity and loss abound, all while an unexpected physical attraction leads to a burgeoning love story. Should any of them survive to reach the border, will the freedom found equal all that they expected?
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The publisher is Krill Press, an indie press from the Pacific Northwest. I'm working on having the book carried by additional local bookstores. Until then, you can find it by searching my name or the title on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.