BOOKS: Bellingham author Sara Stamey sets futuristic novel in Greece

Sara Stamey, who returned to her Bellingham roots after years of wanderlust teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking around Greece, New Zealand and South America; and owning a farm in southern Chile, shares her new book, “The Ariadne Connection,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Set in the near future, when a deadly plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world’s precarious balance, the novel’s central character, jaded American expat and sailor Peter Mitchell, agrees to transport mysterious Ariadne Demodakis to sacred sites in the Greek islands.

He convinces himself it’s just another freelance job, but when his passenger is pursued by the terrorist Sons of the Prophet, pharmaceutical mercenaries, and a cult of warrior women, Peter realizes there’s more to the young bioelectricity researcher than he first believed.

Stamey teaches creative writing at Western Washington University and offers independent editing services.