His parents chose to put his brother in the urn.
Fifteen-year-old Warren Renner fantasizes about living alone in the forest on the edge of small-town Tamarack—no gym class, no yelling, and no death threats. His suicidal best friend, Tanner, fantasizes about getting high for the first time, and insists Warren come with him.
But when a lightning strike breaks up their party, a murderous old man tries to keep Warren from discovering a parallel time line where his parents don’t yell at each other, no one at school is trying to kill him, and his brother is still alive.
Now, Warren must choose between the depression and loss he has always known, and a world where nothing ever goes wrong. Which would you choose?
I love to write about the things unseen. Living in the Pacific Northwest, USA, I have endless opportunities to write about the shapes and memories twisting in the shadows of the trees. I feed on exploring the extremes of this life, both mentally and physically. Writing opens a world of connections between people, places, and things that stretch my mind, and endurance sports open my body to exciting levels of pain and recovery. Without pushing myself through emotional and physical extremes, what would be the point?