The Becalmer is out now!
Harica is gifted with the ability to defuse conflicts using her mind. When she is recruited to assist in resolving a war via an arranged marriage, she discovers that the reluctant bride-to-be has similar powers. Princess Jasmila doesn’t use her powers for good and when Harica arrives to help with the marriage arrangements, she fights back and sends Harica into a coma.
It is through this comatose state that Harica discovers a mysterious liminal space populated by others who share her gift. In this new realm, she learns to do things she never believed possible, but soon things spiral out of control.
In the face of a terrifying and seemingly unstoppable adversary, Harica wrestles with the decision to come to terms with the dark side of her gift.
Will she take ownership of it or turn her back on it forever?
Advance praise for The Becalmer:
"One of the best new sci-fi's I've read in a long time... Both intriguing and innovative, Wilford creates an interesting tale of commitment, loyalty, deception, and strength... This is a definite must read!" -Vicki-Ann Bush, author
"The storyline constantly flows and keeps you guessing on certain characters' intentions... I really liked how the main character grows throughout the story and comes to grips with what she needs to accomplish... This should be in every middle school/high school library." -Sara Sykora, Goodreads reviewer
"A science fiction adventure that quickly draws readers in... Harica and Miriam may present as ordinary teens, but the story Wilford spins with these two at the helm is an extraordinary whirlwind. Despite the otherworldly adventures of Miriam and Harica, and the sci-fi abilities of those within, this read is aptly relatable as the forces of good versus evil, right versus wrong, play out around us here on our own planet Earth. Transporting us within the pages of The Becalmer, Wilford has crafted a brilliant story of sacrifice, resilience, and power." -Jill Rey, Goodreads reviewer
Praise for the Black & White trilogy:
"A remarkable story that fits right in with the dystopian genre and turns it on its ear. Filled with plot twists and turns, this book is worth the read." -Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
"Full of mystery and excitement... high points and moments when I was caught by surprise. An intriguing idea which has been well thought out." -Long & Short Reviews YA
"Each book just gets better and better. The world-building is one of the best I have seen." -Nancy Allen (The Avid Reader)