Read an excerpt from Pilots, Angels, and Other Falling Objects.
Madison Berkeley had everything going for her. She was an amazing baby, at least that's what her fighter pilot father used to say in those old video tapes: walked at eight months, ran at nine. She was just like him. Now, 15 years later, she's stuck in a wheelchair hoping for a cure to whatever mysterious disease took her legs away from her, while her father is grounded and looking for his next bottle of whiskey. As she and her parents make their way across the US to report to yet another miserable military assignment, her dream of someday walking again feels like it's crashing to the ground...that is, until their van breaks down in a small Nebraska town called Magic.
Fifteen-year-old Callista Meyers’ life on a tiny Island in the middle of Puget Sound has always been comfortably self-contained. Her greatest fear is that Phil Whitewolf will move to the mainland after graduating. But when her father, a defrocked investment banker-turned-fisherman, disappears while taking an ill-advised solo voyage in a hand-built sailboat, and a stranded baby whale draws both scientists and protesters to her beach, Calli suddenly finds her world turned upside down. Parallel investigations into her father's disappearance and the whale beaching yield frustratingly little useful information, forcing Calli to reconcile her need to know with the possibility that it might be better not to.