Brenda has always lived in the shadow of Mt. Rainer, a rumbling volcano, and the many waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Her idea of heaven is a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.
She now lives on Lake Washington, close to Seattle, with her husband. She loves to kayak and watch the resident eagles soar. Her sailboat, Whistler, is in a marina a short ways away. Summers are spent sailing the inland seas of Washington and Canada.
The stakes have never been higher for Toni and the crew of Whistler. The sky remains dark, the north is still frozen, and refugees stream into southern states. Food, water, and fuel supplies have dwindled. The teens have been sailing to Mexico to reunite with their families, but Mexico has closed its borders.
Whistler sails into San Diego Harbor. Crude oil covers the bay. Bodies float in the murky water. Danger lurks in every crashed plane, sunken ship, and battered marina. Toni, Takumi, and Nick leave Whistler and go ashore to find Toni’s parents, but the roads are blocked by abandoned cars and violent gangs roam freely.
How will Toni and Whistler’s crew survive and locate their families? Can Toni and Takumi’s young love last? Are Zoe and Dylan really going to have a baby?
Anchored is the exciting conclusion to the Knockdown Trilogy.
14+ due to violence and adult situations
Toni and the young crew of the sailboat, Whistler, have just found a safe harbor. Or so they thought...
They may have survived a tsunami, but they’re racing ahead of an ice age as they continue the frantic search for their families.
The island they’ve anchored near is anything but safe. Dangerous men lurk nearby—along with snakes, stingrays, and sharks. An island girl threatens to destroy Toni and her boyfriend’s relationship, the youngest member of the crew gets lost in a narrow dark cave, and Zoë is more annoying than ever.
Will Toni and her crew survive the island and its treacherous waters?
A sail boat can tip over and come back up again. Sailors call this a knockdown.
In eighteen hours a mega tsunami will hit the Pacific Coast. It will leave in its wake massive destruction and the threat of an ice age.
Sixteen-year-old Toni, her brothers, and their friends race the clock as they sail Toni’s family boat far out to sea. They must get beyond where the wave crests, or the boat will be crushed.
Without their parents to guide them, the reluctant crew improvises. Romances bloom and tempers flare. There is no privacy. Cell phones won’t work. The engine breaks down. They are running out of time.
Even if they survive the wave, there is nowhere in this ravaged world to go. When disaster strikes, it is up to Toni to find the strength to lead the crew when her brothers cannot.