6 April 2015

Book Launch ~ #hashtagged: This is how the future started, by Kimberly Hix Trant


New on Amazon US and Amazon UK

Every Facebook post and every tweet is indexed and stored. Every video, Instagram, and hashtag creates a digital footprint filed away for future use. We created technology without boundaries, never considering who, or what, would find a use for these moments that define our humanity.
Maddy Smith’s father has died, leaving her with a mystery box—a puzzle of sorts—that she must solve. To uncover the message her father has left behind, she sets out across the United States to locate her father’s friends, a small group known as the Dinner Club.
As each member of the Dinner Club offers clues and advice, Maddy realizes that her father had been teaching her a specific set of skills.
While traveling, Maddy reunites with Jagger, her occasional lover. Jagger has a connection to her father as well—and his feelings for Maddy are as strong as ever.
In a campground on the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico, Maddy Smith will discover her destiny—and encounter a totalitarian future only she can prevent. Meanwhile, humanity continues to build a database of human behavior, one hashtag at a time.

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About the Author

Kimberly Hix Trant is a North Texas technology consultant with a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University. Her first exposure to computers came when her mother, an early champion of technology-based learning, came home with a TRS-80 computer and insisted Trant learn to use it. Watching her granddaughter reminds Trant that future generations will never know the security and privacy of a life lived offline—and that everything posted online lives on. Her hobbies include travel, music, books, and movies—all the good things in life. Find out more at her website www.kimberlyhixtrant.com and find her on Facebook  and Twitter @KHixTrant.

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