A band of early humans struggle to survive a world where violence, hunger, death, and chaos are the norm. Think Man vs Wild rather than 1 Million BC.
If you read To Hunt a Sub and loved Lucy (the ancient female who mentored the female protagonist), this is her story. You find out how she gave up everything for her unborn child, survived a violent world using only her wits, and found an unusual band of likewise abandoned creatures who would shape her future.
With a planned publication date of May-June, here’s how I’m doing.
- I’m still working on substantive editing, mostly wordsmithing at this point. Because these edits might mess up other parts of the book, I’ll be re-checking timelines, plot points, and character development.
- The cover on this post (the inset) is simply a placesaver. I do love Lucy’s intense gaze in this image from the San Diego Museum of Natural History though.
I feel a bit guilty posting when I haven’t gotten anything done since the last update. Well, I did promise to keep you updated. A happy side-effect of wasting your time is that if you too are slogging through editing a novel, I know exactly how you feel!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.