Lucy King is only an hour away from embarking on the most incredible vacation of her
life: White sandy beaches in a tropical paradise, snorkeling and sunbathing in peaceful
tranquility. But as Lucy looks forward to her trip, a sinister plot is unfolding that will
demolish the world as she knows it. An unknown bioterrorist group unleashes a virus
that virtually wipes out the earth’s population—leaving Lucy, and a small faction of
survivors, trapped inside her high school to wait out the apocalypse.
War, looting, and death wreak havoc outside of her high school; but inside, the students
must contend with a tyrannical and paranoid principal and their own struggles of being
orphaned, frightened, and unsure of what the future will bring.
What begins as a basic fight for survival turns into a search for answers that will
challenge everything Lucy has ever known about her life and her family.
teacher, a mother of two, a television junky, and a board game
connoisseur. Her first book, “Virulent: The Release” was born from a
challenge issued by her students to write a book that would interest
them. When she isn’t writing or teaching, Shelbi can be found throwing
unnecessarily elaborate birthday parties and officiating weddings. She
is a fan of: Spanx, bourbon, Powell’s Books, and tabloid magazines.
Shelbi lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband (a local sports
editor) and her two sons, Elliott and Ike.