The H5N1 virus was the deadliest disease in the history of mankind. Not only did it spread rapidly, reaching every corner of the globe, but it also resulted in an inconceivable 100% mortality rate among adults. Within a month, almost every human being became a victim of the virus.
All that remains of humanity is a handful of “immune” children. Except that they aren’t truly immune. The virus lurks in their bodies, ready to strike when they reach maturity.
Kyle, Hannah, and Amy are three immune kids who find themselves thrust into a lonely world after losing the people they have known and loved. No longer able to rely on the company, wisdom, and experience of adults, they must survive in the harsh post-pandemic world with only a handful of other immune children. But the trio soon learn that dying from H5N1 isn’t the only thing they have to worry about.
Targeted Age Group: 15 to 25
Book Price: 2.99
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep reading and writing. One of the best ways to learn to write is to read as many books as you can and to write as often as possible.
Even before he could read, H.S. Stone wanted to write a book. Fascinated by the stories that seemed to leap from his kindergarten teacher’s books, he went home and wrote his own book, with illustrations and bound by staples. Of course, since he didn’t know how to read or write yet, the book was full of gibberish.
Undaunted, H.S. eventually mastered the ABC’s and continued to write throughout his grade school years, adolescence, and into adulthood. Despite earning a degree and working in a field not related to writing, he continued to pursue his writing passion.
Numbers Plus Four, a collection of five short stories, was H.S. Stone’s first publication. He has since published a Middle Grade novel, George and the Galactic Games, and two Young Adult books, In the Hands of Children and Beyond New Eden.
H.S. Stone lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Looking at all of the technology that we depend on, e.g., the Internet and cell phones, I started wondering what would happen if the people who knew how to fix all of that technology disappeared. Who would fix our computers, our appliances, our cars? What would you lose if the Internet went down forever? I wanted to create a world where those who are left have been exposed to the technology that we take for granted today but don’t have the knowledge to maintain that technology.