My name is Andrea Christensen. I'm one of the oldest oldest people in the world.
SCHISM is the first book in a new YA dystopian trilogy that tells a tale of survival and constructing a future with only memories of childhood.
In 2017, a global viral holocaust kills billions within weeks; only children are immune. Alone, they must struggle to survive the ensuing chaos. Five years later, Andy Christensen and her two friends travel across the country searching for a safe place to live, but nowhere, it seems, is capable of resurrection.
Born in Boston, Britt Holewinski lived in six different houses across the United States during her childhood, sparking her interest to write about characters who must continually adapt to new situations and locations. She was inspired to write “Schism” more than twenty years ago after reading William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” in high school.
Early on, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut and completed her degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 2000; however, shortly after completing her graduate degree at Pennsylvania State University, she joined the CIA during the months following 9/11. Her years working for the Agency opened her eyes to the world we live in and gave her rare glimpses of what living in a crumbling, post-apocalyptic world might be like.
Besides traveling for her job, she has visited nearly every location she has written about for current and future works, to include Bermuda, Paris, and the Channel Islands. In her spare time, Britt loves to go hiking anywhere with a view, learn French, and visit historical Revolutionary and Civil War sites along the East Coast.
After residing in the Washington DC area for fourteen years, she is currently living and writing full-time in Michigan. “Schism” is her debut novel.
“This apocalyptic teen drama’s character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“Below the surface of the story is a much deeper examination of human nature...and this makes the book truly fascinating. 5 Stars” ~ Foreword Reviews
“Stands out from its influences and has something striking to say about the nature of humanity through teenage eyes...a smooth
read from start to finish. 5 Stars.” ~ Self-Publishing Review
“An engrossing page turner that skillfully deals with dark subject matter in a compelling, thought-provoking manner. 4.5 out of 5 Stars.” ~ IndieReader