Bonnie was kind enough to send me a preview copy of her novel and here are some comments about it. The first book in the series was titled "Earthships: Growing up in the Climate Shift''.
-- Dan Bloom, editor, "The Cli-Fi Report"
''Subjects which are of great interest to me are climate change, prison reform, kindness to animals, caring for each other and the planet, family and humane values and basing my fiction on scientific research.''
''EarthShips: Growing Up In The Climate Shift Book 1'' is part of a series of books which I will be writing for the rest of my life. ''Earthships Book 2'' is now available.''
This story begins with the wedding of Laurel, the protagonist and Sage Halley, a recently discharged marine who was stationed in Libya. He and Laurel met on a train traveling to Rigby, Idaho in Earthships Book 1 2030, where they saved the lives of all the people on the train.
Laurel’s extended family, including her parents and siblings, her husband’s family and a family of immigrants are living a 1950s-farming life-style with the advantage of Artificial Intelligence and other advanced technology in a socialistic America.
Laurel’s father, Forester, is a former soldier and environmentalist who takes on the planet’s corporate enemies that endanger him and his family. Not only does the family have to deal with the burning of the rain forest, but also other enemies who create road blocks that they must overcome to survive. Airports are blown up, babies are born and life goes on. Laurel and her family grow food to save people and teach them how to be preppers.
We humans are fragile creatures living in a dangerous world where we must build our fortresses underground in the cool silent Earth.