In this inaugural chapter of our serial novel, Chicago teen Hasta Veeramachaneni gets her first inklings of something odd about her high school.
A character development exercise in the voice of the unlikely star of our premium serialized epic urban fantasy technothriller.
In the next installment of our serial novel, Hasta's afternoon goes from weird to dangerous to downright unbelievable.
In the next installment of our serial novel, after-school detention takes on a sinister dimension for Hasta and her ex-friend Gillian.
I spent three years writing a young-adult urban science-fantasy thriller. The brave kids at its core broke my heart in more ways than one. This year I'd…
Hasta tries to deal with the aftermath of Robert's eerie disappearance, while Gillian tries not to deal with anything at all.
A new villain takes the stage on the battlefield of Chicago’s North Side—one whose chaotic interests may not quite line up with those of Lamm and Kray.
While Hasta and Ivan conduct tests of her abilities, Ivan’s reservations about Juan cast a pall over what they learn. Meanwhile the noose around them…
Finding himself on the wrong side of the tracks, Ivan tries to turn an enemy to an ally, and he makes another unsettling discovery about the nature of…
Hasta receives an invitation to a trap and faces an impossible choice, while Lamm and Kray defend their actions to a superior being.
With her back almost literally against the wall, Hasta at long last meets her pursuers and begins to learn just how dangerous they are.
Hasta tries to make the best of a bad situation by probing for information, and the night takes a more eventful turn than anyone anticipated.