Book Takes Readers to an Epic Journey of Survival

Darlene Weir lives with her family in an earthquake zone and they know that one day, “the big one” will happen. As she wondered what would be the outcome and consequences of this catastrophic event, the story of “Cascadia: An Epic Journey of Survival” (published by Xlibris in November 2017) began to unfold.

Set in British Columbia, Canada, “Cascadia” is a fictional account of a serious earthquake, which is predicted at some point in the future. The Wallis family find themselves literally thrown into danger when the quake occurs and three generations take to the sea in an open boat, hoping to find refuge in their seagoing vessel, Sea Lure. The tale is told by Angie, a 13-year-old girl, who draws readers in and holds their interest throughout the pages. It is clear from the prelude that the Wallis family will make it to Sea Lure — but that is only the beginning of their struggles.

“In today's society, we have a lot of fear of the unkown. I hope this novel gives readers an idea of how they can overcome their worst fears and move into the unknown with courage, love and determination,” the author says, adding that, “(the book) not only gives readers an exciting adventure but, I believe, it has an underlining gift of seeing themselves overcoming the many obstacles that this family encounters. It would be an enjoyable read for all members of a family.”

Weir's depictions of the coastal British Columbia backdrop, along with her astute understanding of human nature, create the underpinning for this action-packed adventure. To purchase a copy of the book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Cascadia-Journey-Survival-Darlene-Weir/dp/1543467636.

“Cascadia: An Epic Journey of Survival”
By Darlene Weir
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 288 pages | ISBN 9781543467635
E-Book | 288 pages | ISBN 9781543467642
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Darlene Weir and her family have enjoyed recreational boating on the very real Sea Lure for many years. While she has enjoyed her career in hotel management, tourism and office administration, Weir is a true adventurer on sea and land. She and her husband, Gordon, have a passion for kayaking, sailing and cruising the Pacific Northwest, and together they have also built a farm from scratch. In addition, she has served 12 years on city council in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. She lives with her family within the dikes surrounding Richmond, British Columbia. “Cascadia: An Epic Journey of Survival” is the first novel of a trilogy that she is working on.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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