One of the best reviewed indie books of 2014, Far From the War remains relevant today as a cautionary tale about civil war in modern day America. Far From the War steers clear of partisan politics, but doesn't shy away from their effect on real people. Told through the eyes of a 17 year old girl making her way home to Orcas Island, it's a brutal story of war and its consequences. Available through Amazon and wherever books are sold.
FAR FROM THE WAR is the story of a girl from Orcas Island, Washington serving as a page in the United States House of Representatives when rogue politicians and military leaders stage a modern day coup d’état. When the coup turns violent, she abandons Washington, D.C. for home. She learns to survive on her own as transportation and financial networks fail, as the war disrupts food and water supplies. The result is a cautionary tale about political extremism and the true cost of war. J. Stephen O’Laughlin, author of forthcoming novel The Squirrel Prophecy, calls FAR FROM THE WAR “Nothing short of brilliant. Fast paced and easy to read.” FAR FROM THE WAR kicks off a trilogy of novels about modern day civil war, a theme that grows more resonant every day as pundits and political leaders begin to talk openly of widespread civil unrest and the possibility of new political violence in America. Despite the broad scope and dark narrative, the story is ultimately about how love and family serve as a refuge when nations and economies crumble.