Ryan T. Petty is a thirteen-year high school social studies teacher in a small town in northeast Texas and an adjunct history professor at a local junior college. He grew up in the country and started doing Civil War reenactments as a hobby at the age of sixteen, traveling across East Texas and surrounding states and participating in national events such as Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Gettysburg. He graduated from college with a master's degree in history in 2011. Finding Hope in Texas is his second novel. His first, a historical fiction, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2012. Ryan is married to his wife, Megan, and they have two boys together.
Reluctant is the second dystopian novel to the Resistant Series questioning how much one is willing to sacrifice in order to do what is right.
Awakening in a testing facility in which she previously escaped, Jennifer finds herself in the hands of a ruthless examiner that will stop at nothing to find the cure to the SA8 virus.
The light of freedom.
That is all Jennifer remembers before she escaped a secret compound deep in the wooded terrain of Arkansas. Eluding her captures, she finds a world in ruins. The abandoned cars on the interstate act as tombs for the dead and many of the living have been mentally altered by what the survivors call
How do you move on in your life after a horrible tragedy?
That's what Hope Kilpatrick must ask after losing her family in a horrible car accident right before Christmas. Unable to deal with the pain, she leaves the haunting memories of her New York home behind and escapes to Texas with an estranged aunt that is her only family.