David Wighton is a retired educator who enjoys writing youth novels when he's not on a basketball court coaching middle-school girls. The books in his Wilizy series peek at how people lived after the word's governments collapsed in the chaos that followed the catastrophic rise in ocean levels and the disappearance of the world's last deposits of oil. Luckily today, in the 2080s, the citizens of Alberta are safe because their It's Only Fair society uses brain-bands to zap people whenever they break a rule. That way, all children grow up knowing the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately, they're also taught that women's ankles need to be covered so that men can't see them and turn into perverts. Plus, no-one in Alberta can have babies any more because the government manufactures them in a way that ensures that no child has an unfair advantage over any other child. All of this makes sense to Alberta's dictator, but not to Will and Izzy – two teenagers who are decidedly different from everyone else.
Wighton's novels have strong teenage characters driving the plot and facing challenges that, in many respects, are no different from what teenagers face today. His novels are intended to entertain and readers will find adventure, romance, suspense, humour, a strong focus on family, plus a touch of whimsy. Wighton also writes to provoke a little thought about life in today's societies and what the future might bring. Teachers may find the series useful in the classroom and the novels are priced with that intent in mind.
on March 18, 2017 :
Note to Author: David you seriously need to work on reaching a wider audience, this is is fantastic. I see you have an ISBN, so in theory Smashwords should be pushing them out to the big ebook source, but searching Google only leads me to Smashwords.
Review: This second in the series is a must read after 'I Got'cha!'. The story continues just where the first left off. Everything works together perfectly. I am not going to try and describe it, no words I can write would do it justice.
Now I understand why there is a ship on the cover.
Reading these first two works... It almost feels like Orson Scott Card and Robert A. Heinlein wrote them together.
(review of free book)