A sixteen year old skateboarder calls himself Squatch after the mythological forest creature he worships. He agrees to go on a family camping trip to the San Diego zoo to see a captured bigfoot,but a flat tire takes the family deeper than they'd ever dreamed into the old growth of the northwest woods.
Sixteen year old Squatch and his family are stranded in a Pacific Northwest forest, but an old, local hiker, Billy Jackson, seems to come to their rescue. When Squatch steals Billy's cigarettes he soon discovers that Billy is much more than he appears.
Rhea is a Vancouver, BC writer known best for her short stories, but she has now moved on to novels! (Although, she continues to write stories for a break from the novel writing!) Her very first short story "Chronos' Christmas" was nominated for the Canadian Aurora Award. Another short story, "Shadow Hunter" (a.k.a. Duty Free) was nominated for the preliminaries for the Nebula award, (as was a reprint of Chronos' Christmas). She recently completed her MFA in creative writing at UBC. She also attended SFU where she got her Communications and teaching degree. She supports her writing by teaching high school English and Art. Rhea participated in the Clarion West writers' workshop and the Kansas Writers' workshop (James Gunn and Kij Johnson) and has been writing ever since. Many of her short stories and poetry have appeared in the Canadian Tesseracts anthologies from Edge Press. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling award . She has had multiple honorable mentions for her horror stories in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Look for an excerpt of her first novel "The Final Catch" at Wattpad.com.