Doomsday Dani (March 2023),
Middle Grade Fiction
Carissa Turpin was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, though she lived briefly in Phoenix, Arizona. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, where she teaches seventh grade Language Arts and Social Studies. She's a dog mom, book hoarder, and proud Y2K survivor. Doomsday Dani, a middle grade novel where the protagonist is convinced the world will end from Y2K, is her first novel.
It’s 1999, and 12-year-old Dani Collier is preparing for Y2K or, in her view, the end of the world. She spends most of her time poring over a survivalist blog written by the mysterious Professor Prepared and obsessively counting and straightening her emergency supplies.
Despite Dani’s repeated warnings, her classmates and family members don’t seem worried about the new millenium. Dani ignores their skepticism and ridicule, vowing to do whatever necessary to protect the people she loves.
But when January 1st, 2000 unfolds in a way that Dani didn’t expect, she must instead come to terms with her new reality: her parents’ recent divorce, a blossoming, awkward friendship, and repeated humiliation at the hands of a school bully. Will Dani learn to stand up
for herself? Will the embarrassment of her failed prediction haunt her forever?