Writing for Hope

CLIMATE CHANGE AND BOOKS

Hey YA readers – Can you imagine being in your twenties and finished school? Doesn’t ten years from now seem like a long time? Or actually maybe not. Just over ten years is all the time we have left to act on climate change. Adults screwed things up bad and they should take responsibility and try to fix it. But it’s your ‘happily ever after’ that’s at risk I’m afraid. In my novel Code Blue, I imagine the future where  climate change is worse than it is now, but people are at least trying. And no one is trying harder than the main characters, Tic, Phish and Lee, a group of teens at a science academy who are trying to unravel mysteries both global and intensely personal.

BUY THE BOOK

Code Blue is available in Hamilton Ontario at King West Books, Epic Books and The Printed Word. Please support your local books stores. Code Blue is also available for order on amazon (helpful link provided below).

https://www.amazon.com/Code…/dp/1927685273/ref=sr_1_1…

For a Free Chapter check out:

http://library.dragonfly.eco/code-blue/

EVENTS

BIG NEWS COMING SOON ABOUT A SEQUEL!

I spoke to grade 9 English and Science classes here in town – my first teen  audience and I was a little nervous. I think it went well – they asked me back for next year anyhow 🙂

GREEN GIRL TALK PODCAST

It’s all about choices.  There is no longer a debate about whether climate change is happening and there is already plenty of amazing technology and biology to help work on this crisis. The question is if we have the desire, the will to act on it. Our choices are all about how we live and that’s what Anna and I talk about on our podcasts.

Here are links to two of our podcasts and please feel free to sample any that appeal to you. In the first of these  Anna, my 16 year old daughter, and I talk about my new book Code Blue. She was my inspiration for writing it and I am so glad she finally got to read it since she is my target audience. In the second we talk about cows because…well cows!

For our latest episodes subscribe to us on iTunes or SoundCloud

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https://soundcloud.com/marissa-slaven-635570201/episode-20-mothers-day

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