Auckland, formerly New Zealand, 2565... After unwittingly being posted as Regional Sanitation Specialist in a dry-as-toast village on the edge of oblivion, fate thrusts Eron into the middle of the biggest social upheaval since the apocolypse 500 years earlier. Cast feet first into the vast network of roads inhabited by a highly organized nomadic subculture and genetically engineered megafauna, Eron finds himself on the run from the Auckian Guard, even though he's technically a member. Unable to go home, he and a wild boy from the wastelands head Westward at the dubious advice of local villagers, but one question remains. Will they find a good place to hide?
Bungle of Oz (2013) is based in the fantasy world of Frank Baum where the obnoxiously vain glass cat gets chipped and has to do something about it...or gets someone else find someone else to help.
Carrie Bailey is a one dimensional coffee obsessed writer and illustrator from Oregon. She has lived in Chile, New Zealand, North Carolina and is currently in New England. She writes mostly post-apocalyptic novels or stuff about coffee.
Carrie started writing in 2009 and publishing a poem about instant coffee. Since then, she's organized The Handbook of The Writer Secret Societyand published multiple novels and short stories.
"I'm interested in life without technology and the philosophy of developing cultures. I've often wondered what dark age scribes were thinking when they read about the lost technology of the ancient world. Oppression. Lawlessness. Cults. Nomads. Slavery. A time when the remnants of science could be confused with cosmic intervention. When the earth is in chaos. I incorporate elements of both Jewish and Plains Indian mythology into my post-apocalpytic writing. And, yes, there is a strain of coffee that makes people a sort immortal... if you drink enough." - C Bailey 2014
Copyright 2014 Carrie Bailey Books
The Ishim Underground (2015)
100,000-ish words -- New Adult-ish -- New Zealand-ish
Post-apocalyptic adventure. Two cultures at odds, the emerging city state of Auckland and the nomadic peoples who surround it. An extremely organized young man tries to hide from the consequences of a rash decision, being robbed by old ladies and the genetically modified megafauna that roam the waste.