Saving Key West

BRAND NEW BOOK RELEASE “Category 5 hurricanes can produce 20-25 feet of Storm Surge. The problem? Key West’s highest elevation is only 18 feet. Dramatic increases in storm activity have been escalating flooding in coastal regions for the past decade. Without proper preparation we may soon find ourselves in deep water. The Catalog Gathering viable architectural strategies into a catalog is the first step towards preparing our cities for flooding. The catalog acts as a resource for future construction and design. To demonstrate concepts within the catalog, strategies are tested at a case study location. The Case Study At the southmost tip of Florida sit a string of nearly 1,700 low-lying islands known as the Florida Keys. Key West sits at the southernmost tip of the Keys – directly in a common hurricane route. With storm activity becoming more unpredictably violent, the question remains unanswered: Can we save Key West?”

Meet Christine Sima

Christine Sima is an award-winning designer, author, and photographer from Cleveland, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Her architectural designs have been awarded an AIA CRAN award, Lyceum Fellowship, and the Simpson Urban Futures Award. Now based in Tampa, Christine focuses primarily on children’s literature, as well as architectural and historical non-fiction.

The Legacy

The planet will only continue to host our species as long as we remain respectful guests. The Legacy is a suspenseful thriller with a glimpse into the world of the paranormal. In The Legacy, Ellen, Clayton and Johanna are related to one another in the most unique way, the way of saving the human race from itself.

Meet Mark Snyder Jr

Mark Snyder Jr is an author, teacher, actor and animal-rights activist currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaMark enjoys teaching all things writing and literature, and he has taught middle grade and high school English classes as well as Composition and Literature courses on the university level since 2008.

Good News for Dead People

The second civil war has come to America, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding. Good News for Dead People is a short story collection about what happens in the time between twilight and pure darkness. Set in an alternate reality that is both far away and uncomfortably close, runaway climate change, war, and scarcity lurk around every corner while anarchy reigns supreme. Follow a psychopath fresh out of prison, a thyroid patient searching for pills, and a Senator’s shroom-obsessed son, among others, as they navigate the dangers of a bizarre world that is hostile to life itself. See war and collapse from perspectives never explored, from genesis to the bitter end.

Meet Jamie Waters

Jamie lives in Appalachia, where they enjoy gaming, reading, and being reclusive.