What if?

What if you could do far more than you realize?  What if you could do things that others would consider z2 cover impossible?

The collection of books called 46. Ascending asks this question as five very different members of a family each discover that they respond to danger by developing skills that appear to defy logic. The next novel in the collection will be released on Amazon in late January.

Meet Alex Zeitman.  An injury ended his hopeful basketball career decades ago and today he coaches, teaches physics, and parents three talented quirky children alongside his rather odd wife Lola. His country school has a long history with organized hate groups and a sad tradition of bigotry, and the recent influx of Latino immigrants has brought out new intolerance. But when the administration itself looks like it wants to turn the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy, Alex can no longer sit idle.

Then an old friend from his own high school days reappears along with an ancient Mayan mystery that Alex can help solve, and suddenly Alex has his hands full. The past and present  intertwine as both sets of issues force Alex to come to terms with the time altering talents that he thought that he left behind years ago on a basketball court.  As he and his family find themselves in danger, Alex struggles to regain his unique relationship with time before legacies from long ago  harm those he loves, and before his own era loses a rare opportunity to bridge the past and the future.

What is 46. Ascending?

46. Ascending is the name of a collection of six interrelated novels that describe the adventures of the oddly gifted Zeitman family. The first novel, x0, concerns telepathic Lola as she finds herself the unlikely hero in a rescue mission in Nigeria. It has been available online since March 2012 at Amazon.com and at smashwords.com .

The second novel, y1, tells of son Zane who, unbeknownst to his parents, has always had an odd ability to alter his appearance.  This turns out to be very handy when Zane finds himself in danger while working at a pharmaceutical company in Chicago, and even more convenient when his situation threatens his friends in the South Pacific.

Both novels, y1 and x0, occur somewhat contemporaneously and either can be read as a stand alone book, or these two books can be read in either order. y1 will be available electronically by the end of summer 2012.

The third novel in the series will be available at the end of 2012 and will continue both Lola and Zane’s adventures forward, as well as introducing the special gift of yet another member of the family.