Born in a Treacherous Time
Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive in the harsh reality of a world where nature rules, predators stalk them, survival is a daily challenge, and a violent group of powerful men threaten to destroy everything Lucy thinks she understands.
Born in a Treacherous Time is prehistoric adult fiction written in the spirit of Jean Auel. Lucy is tenacious and inventive no matter the danger, unrelenting in her stubbornness to provide a future for her child. You’ll come away from this story understanding why man not only survived our wildest beginnings but thrived, ultimately to become who we are today.
Born in the harsh world of East Africa 1.8 million years ago, where hunger, death, and predation are a normal part of daily life, a band of early humans struggle to survive. It is a time in history when they are being relentlessly annihilated by a more advanced species of man. But this group has a secret weapon: Lucy. Though the new mate of their leader, they don’t understand her odd actions, don’t like her strange looks, and don’t trust her past. What they dislike most is the dawning realization that Lucy is the only one who can save them from what is sure to be extinction. To do so, she cobbles together an unusual alliance with an orphaned child and a protodog who’s lost his entire pack.
This is Lucy’s story. Throughout her drama-filled journey, we see how she makes tools, learns to use the weapon of her Group’s enemy, how she hunts and scavenges, how she survives loss, how she teaches herself to heal with plants, how the many natural disasters thrown at this group—from volcanic eruptions to earthquakes—were just another day in their lives, how her open-minded approach to problems is a model for today’s unruly world.
This is a spin-off of To Hunt a Sub’s Lucy (the ancient female who mentored the female protagonist).
Projected publication date: Summer, 2018
The sequel to Lucy’s story, this is mankind’s saga. How could a mammal, unequipped as man was to survive in a world that honored physical strength and muscular prowess, eventually call every corner of the planet ‘home’? This story gives you that answer:
Ever wonder how those scrawny protohumans without claws, sharp teeth or thick skin survived the likes of Sabertooth? Me too, so I researched it and ended up with That Which Does Not Kill, the prehistoric saga of Xhosa and her band of warriors. Turns out to be a dashing tale, full of suspense, drama, and the appealing characters that we moderns can relate to. What didn’t kill them made them stronger, and isn’t that what Darwin predicted when he labeled evolution ‘survival of the fittest’?
Xhosa is a teenager, growing up in a typical Homo erectus tribe, when calamity strikes. Her father is killed by a band of strange-looking outsiders with stone-tipped weapons her people have never before seen. With his dying breath, he orders her to protect his tribe, take them away from these dangerous newcomers. Xhosa agrees, oblivious to those among her People who don’t want a female leader and will do whatever it takes to get rid of her.
Xhosa’s high-octane mix of intelligence and heart sets in motion a dangerous struggle to survive against not just Nature and her complement of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and searing heat, but man’s newest iteration, archaic Homo sapiens, In quick succession, she must flee with her People out of Africa, into the unknown lands of what is now the Middle East, avoid the indigenous populations of cannibals and two-legged predators, and accept a tenuous alliance with others like her, forged by the mutual need for protection from those who wish to destroy them. With the promise she made to her father ringing in her ears, she calls on every one of man’s newly-honed thinking skills as she leads her band on a trek across paleo-Eurasia, over lands now buried by ocean, across the Pyrenees, set on finding a new home and fulfilling the vision she imagines for her tribe’s future.
In the spirit of Jean Auel and Kathleen Gear, this is a sweeping epic of prehistory which brings the true story of our ancestors brave migration from the only land they’d ever known, an unforgettable saga of hardship and determination, conflict and passion
Projected publication: Summer 2019
Book 3, Rowe-Delamagente Series
Another adventure where it takes Kali’s brains, Zeke’s physical know-how, and Otto’s cleverness to save the day. This one includes, money, kidnapped children, and a plot to destroy America that’s out of this world.
Projected publication date: Summer, 2020
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