I began working on SAFEKEEPING as a knee-jerk reaction to the political rancor in the country as it reeled toward mid-term elections back in 2010. There was such a lack of civility, such a dizzying level of intolerance. Now we are past another rancorous political cycle. I hold out hope that our representatives in the legislature will remember the importance of dialogue, decency, and fair compromise and that the dystopian future I portray in the book never becomes a reality. But do I believe it is possible for our country to unravel as it does in SAFEKEEPING? I’m afraid it does not seem utterly beyond the realm of possibility.
“Do you believe the dystopian future you portray in SAFEKEEPING is a real “tomorrow” for our country?”