Hey Patrice ~ I LOVE this story idea! You have my complete blessing.
Hugh Howey, author of WOOL
Karma lives in a Silo deep beneath the earth. She isn't sure of much else… only that the wallscreen shows an outside view that is barren and swirling with toxic clouds. Most of the other residents seem content. Except for the ones who jump to their deaths from the hundred-level spiral staircase. And the ones who are pushed.
After the doctor prescribes a special medicine and tells her to avoid tap water, Karma begins to remember a very different world. Despite the fog in her mind, she is convinced that something came before. Such memories are dangerous to talk about, or even to think about.
She must figure out who can be trusted. The doctor… her husband… or no one at all.
This is a novella based on Hugh Howey's WOOL books, the first of five best-selling ebooks in the Karma series.
Karma of the Silo: The Collection, which includes all of the episodes in the Karma series, is now available as an ebook, to be followed by a print edition in May, 2014.
Thanks for reading my bio! Here it is, written in official third-person:
Patrice Fitzgerald has gone through many incarnations, including lawyer, writer, publisher, singer, TV host (just local cable TV, don't be too impressed), arts producer, drama teacher, mother, wife, redhead…you get the picture.
She has a series of Silo stories, based on Hugh Howey's world of WOOL and the Silo Saga. Karma of the Silo: the Collection is available now as an ebook, and will be in print in May, 2014. Autographed copies will be available via Patrice’s website at www.PatriceFitzgerald.com.
Patrice has also written books that don't take place underground! Her first published novel was the tightly plotted and fast-paced thriller RUNNING, about two women vying for the U.S. presidency, which became a Kindle bestseller in political fiction. She also writes quirky short stories such as Till Death Do Us Part and Looking for Lance.
Before becoming a writer, Patrice practiced intellectual property law for fifteen years. She is the founder and CEO of a tiny indie press, eFitzgerald Publishing, and is also a professional mezzo-soprano who sings in styles ranging from opera and Broadway to jazz. Patrice is the mother of four adult children. She lives in Connecticut on the water with her wonderful husband and is amazed and grateful to be making a living as a writer.
A definite PLUS to the Wooliverse, and a must read if you want to be well-versed in all things WOOL!
Michael Bunker, author of Dunes over Danvar, Pennsylvania, The Silo Archipelago, and WICK
The author does a fantastic job of retaining the atmosphere and
claustrophobia of life underground and the characters are carefully
constructed, exploring not only the effects of Silo life on the family
dynamic, but the often complex relationships between the different Silo
classes through the eyes of Karma and her family as she realises who she
really is and has to decide whether to remain subdued and forget her
past life, or choose a different path than the one chosen for her and
challenge the status quo.
Eamon Ambrose, "Eamo the Geek"
Fitzgerald has created another masterpiece here. She has such an
immediate style of writing which grips you from the start and takes you
on a wild journey through the desperate lives of those living in the
W.J. Davies, author of The Runner and The Diver
I think I’m in love with Karma. I was curious about her life when Hugh
Howey mentioned her in SHIFT. I highly recommend, not just this book,
but this whole series!
Hanna Elizabeth, author of Visions of Wool
The Sky Used to be Blue manages the difficult feat of
placing itself within the existing narrative, just like a missing piece
of the great puzzle, and not just a parallel story or spinoff. It is
well-written, gripping and filled with suspense. All the ingredients
necessary are here: good writing, action and unexpected twists,
characters you care about, and a deeper meaning.
Max Zaoui, critic extraordinaire
Patrice is a sci-fi, political thriller, and mystery writer who had a
past as an intellectual property attorney. She also runs a niche indie
publishing company and is a professional mezzo-soprano in her spare
time. She's the Mom of four (fairly) adult children. She lives on the
water in New England with her husband and is thrilled to be a
successful indie writer, whose Karma of the Silo reached the top 100 on the Amazon Bestsellers list!