In January 2016 Josie McKenzie, a senior at Key West High School, decides to keep a journal. What follows is a chaotic year as South Florida and the United States are overcome by a mysterious virus and a destructive hurricane season. Almost fifteen years later Josie’s journal is discovered and read by one living in a drastically altered world.In this dystopian near-future novel, about a world coping with catastrophic climate change, Kristina Neihouse introduces us to a young person facing impossible choices with no way to foresee the consequences. We also meet representatives of a new race of beings uniquely equipped to inhabit a changed planet.Recipient of a silver medal in the 2018 Florida Book Awards for Young Adult Literature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristina Neihouse moved to Key West in 1995. She s had a story published in Key West: A collection, won The Studios of Key West 2014 Writes of Spring competition and placed 2nd in the 2018 Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest. In 2016 she was awarded an Anne McKee Artist Fund Grant to publish her first novel Knowing When to Leave. Kristina is a full-time librarian. When not reading, writing or feeding cats, she participates in 5K runs and triathlons. She spends Saturday nights in the Monroe County Detention Center talking with female inmates about writing and other life choices.