BUKU: Sun and Shadows is now on Amazon!

Iris lives in a broken world. Still, her village high in the Rockies has found a way to survive. And they finally have a weapon against the test-tube beasts that brought about the apocalypse.

But Oso and Micah, the men who helped usher in their newfound hope, are now in danger. Iris urges her reluctant hunting squad to brave the buku and travel across the mountains to a new community, a place steeped in shadows and hidden malignancy. There she finds allies and enemies and a fear that threatens to bury her.

This darkness is deep enough to drown in.


Buku: Sun and Shadows is the second book in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian trilogy with elements of faith. While it is a stand-alone story, you’ll want to read Buku first. You might also check out Buku: Micah’s Story, the prequel novella where the characters of Sun and Shadows are introduced. It’s available for free when you sign up for my newsletter!

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BUKU has 200+ ratings and reviews on Amazon. 90% are 4 & 5-star!

The story is told so smoothly that you melt into it and slide right through to the end. Fun!

Buku is a compelling read from beginning to end. If you’re a science fiction lover, pick it up. Even if you’re not, I still recommend reading it. This plot is so multi-faceted that there’s something for everyone in it. Do yourself a favor and give it a try…I bet you won’t be able to put it down.

I was there… I was inside the book!

This book was truly one I couldn’t put down. I started it at night before bed and ended up sitting up to 3 am to finish it. It’s different from anything I’ve ever read. It’s dystopian, with lots of action, horror, and even a little romance. I recommend this to anybody looking for a great story. I look forward to more books from this author.

Amazing book and such a great story! I had to pace myself so that I didn’t read the whole story in one week! I highly recommend Micah’s Story before reading Buku. Crossing my fingers a book two is written!

The world has ended.
The threat hasn’t. 

Iris lives in a desperate world. Her village clings to life high in the Rockies, and every day they must hunt for food while running from the beasts known as buku. Designed in a lab, buku were to be the planet’s salvation. Instead, they destroyed it.

As a medic, Iris does what she can for the people of Camp Five, but the mountains are merciless, the buku are evolving, and the men in charge value power above all else.

Then one day, she crosses paths with strangers – including golden-eyed Oso. Her impulsive decision to help them marks her as a traitor to the tyrant who runs her village and stirs the jealousy of his son.

But the strangers must be protected at all costs. Because they may know how to defeat buku.

BUKU is a fast-paced, action-packed dystopian adventure with elements of romance and spirituality. Download your copy today. And then start running!



This book trailer was done in Southern Illinois at Dixon Springs. Video shot and edited by Bruce Baldwin at BMDTV.com. Huge thanks to Sarah Baldwin for lending her beautiful voice to “Iris’ Lullaby” and for running around in the cold for us! And for Nathan Baldwin for helping out with the shots and the drone.

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Special thanks to my former bosses for giving BUKU a shout out on The Crook and Chase Countdown!


Jennifer Anderson, Writer:

I cut my teeth on Stephen King. Not because I like horror. In fact, I don’t like to be scared, and I had to sleep with the lights on after reading “It” and “The Shining”.  But I was enticed by his stories, his power to make me turn page after page into the wee hours of the morning, his ability to paint outlandish worlds that seemed so real. And his words. I loved his words.

It was my 6th grade language arts teacher (and by a stroke of luck, 7th grade as well) who first told me I had talent. I owe Mr. Rhine so much. He made me feel like a writer. And so, it was in junior high school that I decided I wanted to write. Like Stephen King.

I did become a writer. Though not of fiction. With a degree from the University of Illinois’ advertising program, I got a job at an advertising agency, a couple of television stations, and finally at famed WSM Radio in Nashville, TN. I liked writing copy, and I was decent at it. Eventually I moved into writing a nationally syndicated country music radio show. I produced The Crook and Chase Countdown for more than 15 years. In the meantime, I met a man at a party on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and married him on that famous stage a few years later. Over the years, I worked hard, helped raise my stepsons, and built a life.

But what I really wanted to do was write. Like Stephen King. In 2008, I quit my full-time job to go free-lance. Or as a friend calls it, I became self-unemployed. Actually, I did well enough for the first few years, continuing to work with Crook & Chase, as well as on projects for American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and The Blair Garner show. A few years ago, I finally pushed past my doubts and fears and started my debut novel. It took me three years of fits and starts to finally finish it.

This summer, I unleashed it into the world. It’s called Buku. It’s not a horror novel, but there are monsters! And action. And suspense. I’m quite sure it’s not as good as anything written by Stephen King. That’s alright. I’m just pleased to finally be able to say to that timid girl in 6th grade – “Look what we did.”

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