Angela Post was born in the Yukon and grew up in a silver mining town inhabited by about 500 people. She writes young adult fiction and short stories. Angela will have a novel coming soon about ancient Pompeii called In the Shadow of Fire and Ash:
17-year-old Lydia receives a peculiar clock and letter from Cornelia, a distant relative from the future. Cornelia attempts to recruit Lydia for a rescue mission to save a family member from a fatal genetic disease. Lydia resists until she realizes that her younger brother’s life is threatened by the same symptoms. Together, they must return to ancient Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius erupts to save a slave girl who was destined to be the key to the cure.
The rescue mission is riddled with challenges. Along the way, Lydia meets Marcus, the son of baker. She finds herself falling for him even though their values clash. Lydia is forbidden to influence anyone in ancient Pompeii more than is necessary. She is mortified when she accidently brings back several guests from antiquity to her own time period. Lydia must face her fears to succeed in her mission.