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Courtney Farrell is a biologist who turned her love of books into a career as an author. She’s written seventeen nonfiction books for young people, mostly on social and environmental topics. Her first YA novel, Enhanced, was launched by Crescent Moon Press. Farrell lives with her husband and sons on a Colorado ranch where they enjoy a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and one awesome green tree frog called Froglodyte.
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Novels and Novellas
Hatchling Hero: A Sea Turtle Defender's Journal
Released March 6, 2018
Clarita Rosita Santiago Romero hasnt made many friends since moving to North Carolina last year. But that changes when she joins her local Science Squad and simultaneously gets sucked into a quest to defend a sea turtle and her eggs from poachers. But how much impact can a group of kids have on one sea turtles life? Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them.
STOLEN EYES: BOOK TWO OF THE NANOBOT WARS
Released October 20, 2015
Earth is taken. Women are almost extinct. Bianca, the twisted, feminine AI, has infected every mind. Survivors retreat to a space station, where scientists develop a powerful, short range weapon. Bianca slips from one body to the next, so finding her is impossible. But she’ll show up to take sixteen-year-old Jackie, the only host who won’t sicken and die if she gets infected. The admiral wants Jackie to return to Earth as bait, but if she sets off the device, the blast could age her 75 years in an instant. Jackie refuses. Then Bianca’s nanobots sabotage the station. It won’t stay in orbit much longer. Jackie takes off with the device, prepared to sacrifice herself. She doesn’t count on being followed by the guy who loves her.
Released June 6, 2014
An epidemic strikes. The pox hit women hardest, so females are rare. Healthy girls are worth a fortune. Most live in squalid basement harems. Jackie is the last free girl, chief of a gang of teen boys. To them, she’s the prize, infinitely desirable, the last woman on earth. Competition threatens to tear the crew apart. To make things worse, the boys are starting to think she’s crazy. Jackie is convinced that the same soul shines from the eyes of every infected person, slipping like a demon from one body to the next, stalking her. Is she losing her mind, or could an unseen enemy control the infected? When rival gangs discover that their little band has one of the last surviving girls, Jackie must make a decision. Will she give herself up to save her crew, or take off alone through the streets?
Released April 12, 2015
At the Institute, they breed the best and kill the rest. Sixteen-year-old Michelle is a survivor, but she’s a pawn in their game. A remote arctic military base mysteriously goes silent. The Institute’s founder needles his old enemy, the colonel, by sending teenagers to help. Michelle’s half-breed boyfriend Dillon makes the team, along with her hot ex, who won’t give her up. At the base, Norms attack. The rebels capture Michelle, but they’re not the brutal savages she imagined. Their cause is a just one. Will she take up arms against her own kind?
Meanwhile, Dillon faces his own temptations. As a half-breed, he’d never succeed at Headquarters, but military doctors think he’s special. The colonel offers him a sweet deal, with money, status, and beautiful girls. All Dillon has to do is wipe out the Norms who are harboring Michelle.
Released September 7, 2005
At the Institute, they breed people like livestock. One powerful doctor decides which children get to grow up, and which will die. Losers are dumped in the savage slum outside Institute walls. Those kids never come back. Sixteen-year-old Michelle is a perfect specimen, destined for a luxurious life as a breeder. When her brother and her boyfriend are both mysteriously culled from the program, she jumps the wall to find them. Alone in the ghetto, she’s in trouble until handsome, streetwise Dillon stakes a claim to her. She’s mortified by her attraction to a Normal. But the doctor is using the missing boys in a twisted experiment, and she needs Dillon’s help to stop him. Michelle must rescue the boys, but a plague is spreading, the doctor is after her, and Dillon isn’t thrilled to help find her lost boyfriend.