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Small Photo Eileen - CasualHappiness, I've heard it said, is a cup of coffee and a good book. Sure, health & love rank higher, but if asked the old if-stranded-on-a-deserted-island-and-could-only-take-two-things question, my answer would be: A good book and a bottomless cup of coffee. Which book? Now that would be a hard choice.

Forget the deserted island. Let's stay here and get to know each other instead. In my novels, I write about fictional people & places. Here, I write about real life -- mostly about books I've enjoyed, my life as a writer, and my never-ending pursuit of happiness. Nothing too profound, just occasional glimmers of insight I feel inclined (or compelled) to share. So please, pour yourself that cup of coffee, read some of my writing, and then get in touch. If you're a fan, I consider you a friend.
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With today’s technology, is it even possible to get lost on purpose anymore?

Lost In America

...It's the near future, and the next big thing is already here. Smartphones, tablets, even TVs have been replaced by Butler watches, your own digital personal assistant who knows you intimately.

Billed by genius-inventor Jeff Meyers as "luxury for the little guy," your Butler knows your clothing sizes, your favorite pizza toppings, the music you like. Anything you want will be ordered for you at your command. In the early stages of a heart attack? Your Butler detects it, calls for help, and saves your life. In short, your Butler is your very best friend, always there for you--waiting, watching, listening. It knows everything about you ... but so does the company behind it.

That's where the danger comes in.

Meet Kendra Sinclair. She'd be the first to tell you there's nothing special about her, until a near-death experience leaves her with a special ability to see puzzle pieces of a frightening future. She uncovers a massive conspiracy that, if successful, will kill millions of people, including the people she loves most.

Kendra's the only one who can stop it--unless the bad guys stop her first, which means she needs to get Lost In America. But how can she, when privacy is just an illusion?