Alia Hess grew up in the middle of the Idaho desert and spent her hour-long bus rides to and from school reading books on UFOs and the paranormal. As she grew older and developed a passion for art and writing, she never shook her love of the fantastic and unknown.
She lives with her son in the wastelands of America, keeping a close eye out for drones and trashdogs. When not hunched before a computer screen, she can be found hunched over her art desk.
Alia enjoys post-apocalyptic novels, coffee, and eavesdropping on the character conversations in her head.
When Sasha Roborovskiy happens upon a bizarre website on the darknet offering him a start at a new life with a research team in the lawless wastelands of America, he thinks this is the chance he needs to turn his life around. However, the opportunity comes with a catch, and Sasha's not sure it's one he can live with.