Update regarding 2017 Thomas Wildfire near Ventura, California
Much of Nobody's Property takes place directly in the path of the Thomas Wildfire. Obviously, since it's already written in the book that Clia's home is still standing in 2030, her home will survive the Thomas Wildfire (despite being close to Solimar Beach), and she, Darien, Sasha, and Nadia will be unhurt.
However, in real life, many who live in the same area haven't been and/or won't be so fortunate.
Relief effort information
Please visit the following to see how you can help those affected by the fires:
If you are in need of an emergency shelter or know someone who is, shelter information is available at
Emergency Shelter Information
The American Red Cross has opened up shelters for those displaced by the wildfires. Information at http://www.redcross.org/news/article/California-Wildfire-Red-Cross-Opens-Shelters-for-Evacuees.
Donations for those affected by the wildfires
Google has for the time being established a direct link to make donations for those affected by the wildfires at https://www.google.com/search?q=donate+ventura+county+wildfires.
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Set mostly in the years 2015 and 2016, but partially in the past and near future.
In the year 2015, sisters Clia Foster and Carissa Sutherland, born nearly twelve years apart to different mothers, find themselves facing very different demons as they reclaim ownership of themselves and cope with the aftermath of their very different experiences at the hands of their common biological father, Percy Barnett.
Clia Foster, 29 going on 30 (in the main timeline) and a successful musician, nearly died from a traumatic brain injury caused by Percy two decades ago. Sometimes she talks to inanimate objects, or people nobody else can see but her, and she's not sure whether she can communicate with the dead or whether she's imagining it in her brilliant but delicate mind. Even music and medical marijuana can't always save her from her severe mental issues.
Sometimes she even has weird dreams about the future and a teenage girl who looks a lot like her...or are they dreams at all?
After spending most of her life in Australia where she grew up, 18-year-old Carissa returns to America to pursue film school and an internship with a respected L.A.-based filmmaker, Nick Walsh. Though excited to finally get to know her sister much better than the distance previously allowed her to, Carissa finds her own issues with anger and depression reaching a boiling point, sparking a rivalry with not only someone at a group therapy session she attends, but also a colleague at her internship; and even occasionally getting her in some mild trouble with the law.
After fifteen years in a Pennsylvania prison for drug trafficking and some inappropriate home movies he forced a much younger Carissa to star in against her will, Percy's parole date fast approaches, and he may secretly be hatching a plan with their equally disowned uncle Jasper to extort Clia for money...
Book 2 - Descendants of the Event Planner - Available April 3, 2018
Set between the late 1970s and early 2070s, the descendants of event planner Mallorie Walcott, who walked the Earth for 106 years, find the strength to rise above the very different demons they have faced, from elder daughter Sadie's battle with alcohol to younger daughter Cassandra's barrenness and how the sisters transform from being at odds with one another to making peace as the 20th century comes to a close, to Mallorie's great-granddaughter Nadia who turns to creative writing to cope with having been forced to kill Percy Barnett in self defense as a teenager, to Nadia's daughters, starting with Lenore, a twenty-one-year-old musician in the year 2060, Mallorie's great-great granddaughter, and the last descendant of Mallorie Walcott to be born during her lifetime; and her younger sister by fourteen years, Greta, whose participation in a student film in the year 2071 puts her on a course with a destiny involving a nomination for one of those little golden statues...
Book 3 - Working Title "Order of the Blue Dragonfly" (subject to change) - estimated release date 2021 or 2022
Not long after she graduates from film school and comes into her own as a filmmaker, Carissa Sutherland adopts a troubled preteen from an abusive family and helps her overcome her past.
Book 4 - Working Title "Raven with a Silver Gaze" (subject to change) - estimated release date 2024 to 2026
The only information we have for you at this time is that Sasha Willis is the main character of this book, and the current plot involves Sasha rising to a degree of notoriety as an independent musician, somewhat in the footsteps of her stepmother Clia Foster, but on her own terms.
Book 5 - Working Title to be determined - estimated release date 2028 to 2032
The only information we have for you at this time is that Clia's biological daughter Nadia Willis is the main character of this book, and it will take place during Nadia's college years and concurrent rise of her writing career, during the mid to late 2030s.