Novelette prequel to Apocalyptic Women, Snug Haven: All Bets Are Off

“I love a story that features strong women conquering overwhelming odds, and Juvie does just that. Still a kid, 15 years old and a veteran of the foster care system and its trappings, Juvie escapes another near miss with a foster dad with roaming hands. This teen is loaded with uncanny resourcefulness as she sets out on her own with a few supplies and more bravery and heart than most grown-ups.

It becomes an adventure of survival that had me a worried mess for her safety, but with action and suspense that kept me riveted to the pages. I really wish I could reach into the pages and give her a big hug and show her that a grown-up really does care, and I bet you’ll feel the same because this kid deserves just that.”

Juvie is done with detention centers, group homes and foster parents. Done with living life on someone else’s terms. At 15, she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Not a very high bar, considering the trail of inept adults in her wake.

When the last foster father steps over a big red line, she does what she has to do, and with a cumbersome suitcase, Juvie takes to the road…and to the trees. The woods, she believes, will be her salvation. She is sure of it.

With only a few stolen items to aid her survival, she starts a journey north, away from everything she’s known, and everything she wants to forget.

But the world has no shortage of nefarious people, and mother nature is no walk in the park.


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Prequel to All Bets Are Off
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