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The Abandoned

Available September 30, 2021

Once an uninhabited island off the California coast, the government used Morple to quarantine minorities during the sonoravirus pandemic from 2030 to 2045.

At its conclusion, Morple became the country’s fifty-first state. This is where sisters Robin Karros’ and Ariana Jackson’s tragic journey began. As two of the first children officials checked into and raised in a state-run program responsible for inflicting severe abuse on Morple’s youth, they shared hardships that strengthened their bond.

After a social revolution put an end to the program and freed them, Robin and Ariana went their separate ways.

Now that it is 2089 and each has achieved prosperity, their paths intersect after spending the latter portion of their lives apart. Even though it goes against protocol, Ariana reestablishes a relationship with her older sister and integrates with her family.

In doing so, she risks her marriage and husband’s business interests, but it causes her to realize she must make up for her life’s biggest mistake. It soon becomes apparent the fate of Robin, Ariana, and others has been more intertwined than they ever could have imagined.

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Countless people, how-to books, and websites have told me becoming a published author is difficult to achieve, but if I had let that discourage me, I wouldn’t be capable of accomplishing anything worthwhile.

15 things you didn’t know about Jake

1.) Jake once helped build a home in Mexico.

2.) Jake published his first story in kindergarten that won an award recognized across Southern California.

3.) Jake’s all-time favorite meal is chicken parmesan.

4.) The saddest day of Jake’s life was when the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 39.

5.) The happiest day of Jake’s life was when the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

6.) Jake’s favorite country is Ireland.

7.) Jake is half Nicaraguan.

8.) Jake is his sharpest at 6:00 a.m. Even on Sundays.

9.) Due to doctor error, Jake unnecessarily had his appendix removed the summer before fourth grade.

10.) Jake broke both collarbones playing football in a 10-month span. He then took up tennis.

11.) Jake was nearly kidnapped outside of his childhood home when he was 12.

12.) Jake nearly had two hole-in-ones in a span of three holes. He hasn’t come close since.

13.) Jake was pursued by a modeling agent after she saw him dancing in his new vest while at Old Navy when he was 6.

14.) Someone once mistakenly thought Jake was Justin Timberlake. He was just as shocked as everyone else.

15.) Jake once ate two pounds of Goldfish in one sitting.

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Impoverished Wealth is a short story series unveiling the complexities extraordinary wealth drags with it. The main characters are members of affluent families with lifestyles prone to envy outsiders, but when the curtain is pushed back, what lies under the lavishness is revealed. And most is too divisive to overcome.

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