In a post-apocalyptic Australia, born a prisoner of no worth in a dystopian land gone dead and dry from the nuclear, betrayed by those she trusts, a pint-sized heroine, Skoshi (Lil' bit), is forced into wah-drone service, a gatherer harvesting wah from seasonal mists in the Void. With more than her share of sass, courage, spirit, wit and determination she quickly draws a team of protectors and mates to her side. Chaos mounts as she and her team escape mutant spidys, a death sentence, and violent earth changes that threaten to tear their world apart. Drawn into a vortex of danger, she and her mates follow encrypted clues left by the ancients to discover a forbidden track to freedom, one that promises a new life in a new land. But all is not as it seems and the betrayal runs deeper than anyone can imagine.
About the Author
Cooper Hill walked out of the dust in a semi-arid desert seeking a wider Universe beyond the beyond. She has worked in surgery as a scrub tech/circulator, a flower shop, chemical plant, bronze foundry, and for 20+ years was a successful bronze artist and writer of prose, showing and selling in venues and galleries across the greater Southwest. In mid-careers, Cooper and her husband took a two and a half year sabbatical with Peace Corps, to work in Burundi, East Africa, where she earned the JFK Volunteer of the Year Services Award (as her second-self, A. Pauwels). She has written a non-fiction book, Turtle Tushies in the Land of Banana Beer, A Peace Corps Memoir, about their adventures in fish-farming among a heart-warming people. Cooper loves the solitude and process of creative writing. She has completed seven dystopian future-fiction/sci-fi action-adventure and space opera novels, replete with strong female protagonists, side-kicks, heroines, heroes and an abundant and appropriate number of villains. She enjoys writing/reading, disc-golf, friends, long walks with the dog, painting, kayaking and good movies. Cooper currently greets the sun each morning with her fun-loving Mom, and her latest rescue dog, a bundle-of-energy-and-joy black-cock-a-poo, Cricket. They reside on a beautiful tree-covered hill above a quiet valley.