When a forbidden technology becomes a tool for a deranged gang seeking the anarchist dream, a young misfit and her friends will be the vanguards for a city veiled in dysfunction.
Selina Roberts, a teenage 19th century steam engineer, has had a troubled past from her days as a street dwelling gangster. Lingering around her life like an endless haze, Miasma, a lurking gang from the lower streets of Ozark city continues to haunt her. Because of her facilitative actions roughly one year ago, Miasma wishes to apprehend Selina to finish their plot of subjugating the city by whisking control from its leaders. Their method to do this lies with an ancient blueprint to build a war machine from the past.
Back then, Selina was in league with a gang where she met her dear friend, Rosa. Rosa was once her leader and the only person who ever allowed Selina to spread her creative wings. They grew close, but Selina fractured their relationship with her betrayal and selfish need for engineering expanse. Wishing to make amends, Selina will call upon her aid for the sake of protecting the people in her life and the city she grew up in from being dragged down by her past mistakes.
About the Author
Ashley J. Bailey specializes in fantasy and science fiction for young adults. A life composed of daydreaming and wonder seeking, adventure was always in their heart. It came natural, being born in the Big Apple after all. However, since they’re too much of a homebody to travel beyond their doorstep, Ashley found fulfillment in books. Their rapacious hunger for words began at the ripe age of eight after reading S. E. Hinton’s ‘Outsiders’; a huge favorite of Ashley’s.
Never has Ashley thought they could live the life of a street thug boy from Tulsa with fist flying, family drama and growing pains unlike any other. It was exciting, scary, and heartbreaking. When it was over, they had lived another life so different from their own. That’s what Ashley wishes to do with their own books. That feeling when you get to walk beside another character in another life, maybe even be that character, if only for a moment.
The Inventor’s Gift is their first Young Adult novel and is only the beginning of a promising writing adventure.