The year is 2045, and thanks to an inscrutable form of artificial intelligence, people can enroll in a program that accurately predicts their deathdays. And almost everyone does.
Marshall Milton moves through this risk-adverse, death-obsessed society alone, his only companion his dog Toby. Penelope Hope’s too busy planning her dream wedding and running her bakery to worry about when she’s going to die.
When Marshall and Penelope’s lives collide, the two find themselves in an inimitable romance. But Penelope’s keeping secrets, secrets that could destroy the love she’s finally found. Secrets that could destroy Marshall. Secrets that, if revealed, could ruin the little life she has left.
Amanda Sue Creasey is a high school English teacher and the Outdoors Writer for Cooperative Living Magazine. She holds an undergraduate degree in German, English, and Secondary Education from Michigan State University, and a graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Denver.
Her work appears in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and her poetry, outdoor journalism, and nature photography have earned recognition from The Poetry Society of Virginia and Virginia Outdoor Writers Association.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, walking, and standup paddleboarding with her dogs, as well as running and reading. A member of James River Writers, the Poetry Society of Virginia, and Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, she resides in Chester, Virginia, with her husband; Archie the rescue parrot; and two rescue dogs, Nacho and Soda, chihuahua mix littermates who rule the house.