2018 SOUTHERN FRIED KARMA NOVEL CONTEST WINNER
If Darkness Takes Us
by Brenda Marie Smith
IN SUBURBAN AUSTIN, TEXAS, Bea Crenshaw secretly prepares for the Apocalypse. But when a solar pulse destroys modern life, she's left alone with four grandkids whose parents do not return home. She must teach these kids to survive without power, cars, phones, running water, or doctors in a world fraught with increasing danger. If Darkness Takes Us is loaded with resilience, humanity, and heart.