THE RESCUER (INtense Publications, Feb, 2020): Now available on Amazon.

500 feet below the surface of a drowned planet where worth is measured by occupation, and some citizens have more value than others, a plucky 15-year-old underdog risks his one chance at a better future to track down his missing best friend. But the gamble costs more than he bargained for, and choice comes with permanent consequences.

KARI VEENSTRA writes gripping adventure novels for teens allowing them to escape into the world of fiction while still being confronted with the tough issues of our times. She grew up climbing trees and shooting arrows in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Kari now lives in the deserts of El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two children, where the mountains and the culture remind her (surprisingly) of her childhood home.