Between Life and Death Series


The main trilogy is complete!

“The Book of Sam” is now available.


Meet Emily.

Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined for herself as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.

It’s time for her to look beyond her safe, little hiding place to the world beyond. The madness of the apocalypse is ending, the dangerous in-betweeners – those no longer quite human, but not yet dead – are few and far between. The deaders that cover the world are going still, their senses dulled by time and the elements.

The problem is that there are no people…none. Emily has found not a single living human when she’s dared to step outside her safe-zone.

As Emily weighs the heavy cost of surviving alone and begins to accept the inevitable, everything changes once again. One of the deaders at her gate turns out not to be a deader at all. He’s an in-betweener different from any other she has seen before, and he carries a message. If Emily has the courage to step beyond her gate and the skills to survive a perilous trip in a dead world, she might just have a chance at life…a life with humans…after all.

Meet Sam.

At 24, Sam is one of the good guys. He loves his mom, apple pie, and Sunday sports. When the world around him went crazy, his first year as a special education teacher came to a tragic end. Since then, he’s found himself with a brood of five found children, from baby Jon to the almost-grown Veronica. He’s done his best, scavenging the city around them for food and keeping them alive and hidden, but resources have run dry and it’s time to move. Now that Jon is two years old, Sam thinks they can take the risk.

And Sam has just found what might be their salvation. A lone – and possibly crazy – girl at the edge of town, safe behind warehouse walls.


Find out what happens next in the Between Life and Death series. The In-Betweener is available on Amazon for a special price right now, so it’s a perfect time to jump in.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Now with more Sam!

That’s right. I’ve gotten so much mail from readers about this series that I’m gobsmacked! I’m gratified beyond belief that readers are loving the series and connecting with the characters. I just didn’t expect so much connection. Many…okay most…of those who write me want to know more about the earlier stories for characters like Sam, Violet, Tom, Charlie & Savannah, plus Gregory and Matt.

At first, I wasn’t so sure about it, but now that I’ve written the short story, Vindica, (Violet’s origin story), I realized there was a whole lot to write and many stories that needed to be told. The Book of Sam is the first of those novels. And it’s a big, fat novel too.

What’s different? Well, in The Book of Sam, we start at the actual beginning of the Nanite Apocalypse. As in, day one. Unlike The In-Betweener, where we joined Emily after two years of apocalypse had already passed, we join Sam at the moment of.  That means that you can use The Book of Sam as an alternate beginning point for the entire series! Most people still think the order of publication is best, but there are options. 🙂

Next up will be Savannah and Charlie in Savannah Slays. Here’s the cover. Is that not sweet?


And what is this?

Yep, Christmas Between Life and Death was a gift to my VIP List in 2015, but is available on Amazon for the 2016 Holiday season.

At reader request (okay, demand), I’ve written an epilogue to beat all epilogues. At over 20,000 words, it’s a good chunk of words. So many of you wanted to know what happened after the end of the story in Between No More. (To be more specific, what happens between that year and the epilogue 20 years later). Those answers lie inside Christmas Between Life and Death.


11 Responses to Between Life and Death Series

  • rebecca l. polen says:

    where can i purchase these books,i would really like hardcovers cause the letters are bigger and easier to read, but they are so hard to find under the “the in-betweener”
    thank you rebecca l. polen

    • Ann Christy says:

      I’m sorry I missed this comment all this time! Please accept my apologies for the delay. There are paperbacks of all four books now, but no board back books. The kindle version can be easily adjusted for font size though.

  • Johnny Guido says:

    Just got through reading “In-Betweeners”. Cannot say enough about the story. I love your way of humor along with the sadly realistic problems the Emily is putting up with. Now she has to worry about when she will change…

  • Louisa Barth says:

    I really enjoyed the1st book The IN Betweeners! I am a Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Junkie!!! My husband is a true Sci Fi Fan since forever, he’s the one who got me started on them. It was The Host, he read it & was like you really need to read this book! I’m like you know I don’t like those kinds of books and he said this one is different you will like it I promise! I ended up reading that book in like 2 or 3 days I couldn’t put it down! I’ve been hooked since! I have to tell you that I really loved the concept of your book, my husband’s out of town for work and I got your book Just read it in a day & a half! I had to call him and tell him all about it and how excited I was about all the cool things you had in it! You know sometimes you just get tired of the same old zombies over & over again! Love your work! Keep it coming please!!!😱😲

  • Louisa Barth says:

    Love your work, The IN Betweeners had me from the moment I opened it & I can’t wait to read, Forever Between, Between Life & Death, and now I just saw that there’s a book about Sam! Oh so excited!!! You’re Amazing!😨😲😱

  • Louisa Barth says:

    I have now read all the Between Life and Death Series Books, also Sam and Vindica! I Loved Loved Loved them and I’m definitely craving more! So I really hope that you are going to write more to go with this series! PLEASE! Thanks for all of your hard work! 😆📚📑📝💻👍💖

  • Louisa Barth says:

    Oh yeah tomorrow 1/3/16 is my Birthday! Right now I’m trying to decide which of your books to read next!?! I’m sure that any of them will be fabulous! 🌺💖😆

  • Shannon says:

    I loved these 3 books!!! Love loved! I would also love a book about Emily and her “tribe” after they left the group. What did they do those 18 years and how did they live. I’d love to read about the world through their new human eyes. That would be so cool!

    • Ann Christy says:

      Shannon – I’m so glad you liked them! I did write a little interlude for the mailing list in 2015, but this year I published it. It’s called Christmas Between Life and Death. The novella gives you a look at how they started to recover not just lives, but also their joy.

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