Consumed with guilt after a horrible tragedy, LANDON WICKER is forced into a life where teenagers can lift city buses with their minds and people don't just see-but control-the world around them. Landon struggles to accept his new reality but finds solace in the company of hundreds of teenagers just like him when he's taken to a secret training facility for psychokinetics-the Gymnasium. But everything changes after a chance encounter with a mysterious girl. She propels Landon on a hunt for answers about the true nature of his abilities and his new home, and he soon uncovers some dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden. Will he discover the truth? What is hidden in the Restricted Tower? And who is Artemis? Landon must choose where his loyalties lie, while he comes to terms with his past-and his future.
P. D. (Patrick Dillon) Griffith was born in May 1986 in the United States and grew up in Bradenton, Fla. where he went to Southeast High School. Patrick left Bradenton in 2004 to attend Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. Following a summer backpacking through Europe, he moved to Evanston, Ill. in 2008 and attended the Integrated Marketing Communications program at the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. After earning his Masters of Science he moved to Denver, Colo. to start his career. He wrote the first chapter of The Chronicles of Landon Wicker: The Search for Artemis during the summer of 2009, and over the next six months, outlined the plot and nuances of the Landon Wicker world. Once settled in Colorado, Patrick went to work creating his first novel during his off-hours over the next several months. Patrick has a longstanding passion for the action-adventure and young adult genres and loves the art of storytelling. Also an avid television and cinema fanatic, he takes his knowledge and understanding of the film industry and uses that to create a vibrant literary world in which the reader can immerse.