So, I promise I'm not going to reveal too much here about the book. I don't want to spoil the story for you in any way. But don't you think as soon as you've read the synopsis of something, you almost already know more than you should? Let's face it, if you already plan to read ROOTLESS, you might want to skip this page of my website, just as some people avoid previews for a movie they're excited to see. But ... if you're still reading ...

"Seventeen-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using scrap metal and salvaged junk, he creates beautiful forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree, they were destroyed more than a century ago, his father used to tell him stories about the Old World. But that was before his father was taken...

Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo, a clue to the whereabouts of the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts, the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an uneasy alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees."

You can check out the first chapter, and you can also read much further at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE. Check out Publishers Weekly wonderful STARRED REVIEW. Are you a teacher or book clubber? Check out this rad STUDY GUIDE. And don't forget - email me with the names of all seven secrets hidden throughout the site for a chance to win this week's signed hardcover of the book!