SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE
Planes come the day Jolene Riley decides to end her life, checkerboarding the sky with deadly white trails, and the fight for survival begins.
Still despairing the death of her young son, recovering alcoholic Jolene Riley is on the verge of putting a bullet through her temple when a neighbor asks Jolene to watch her daughter, Mags, for a few hours. It isn’t long before planes begin to fly overhead, dropping chemtrails that kill anything exposed. In a matter of moments, the rural Indiana town is wiped off the map while Jolene and Mags huddle in a storm cellar. Trained in disaster preparedness, Jolene becomes the unwilling leader of a small group of survivors—including Siri Queen, the woman who ruined Jolene’s marriage.
Jolene struggles to stay sober as her world begins to unravel, especially when word trickles in on her ham radio of more attacks on nearby towns. She wants nothing more than to put an end to her pain, but now she must fight for her own survival—and for the little girl she promised to take care of. When a mysterious voice on her radio known only as “Crow” claims to have inside information and a safe place for them to go, Jolene and her group question if he can be trusted —and, even more terrifying...if the things he is saying are true.
All over the world, from small rural towns to big cities, from Alaska to South Africa, something is happening. Though events differ from place to place, all point to the same chilling outcome: the implementation of a New World Order by the global elite. Their goal—to centralize the world’s power and wealth into their own hands, and to control humanity. But first they need to cull the human population to sustainable levels, and their plans have begun. Wave One of Operation Black Mariah has begun.
Welcome to the world of Marie D. Jones Presents Black Mariah, a harrowing near-future ripped from today’s headlines that dares to look at what might come next. This is a world of conspiracies and cover-ups, of lies and deception, of chaos and confusion, and of small groups of people who realize the only way to survive is to harness the power of the human spirit. To defy and persist. In the wake of the quest for survival, a revolution called “Defiance” is born.
This is a stand-alone story in the Black Mariah Shared World, a collaborative effort by authors from all across the globe whose characters react and respond to the same events, but in their own unique ways. Each story takes the reader on a journey of one of these characters, allowing for multiple perspectives to unfold. The only thing these characters have in common is that they survived Wave One. But will they survive what’s to come?
ABOUT MARIE D. JONES
Marie D. Jones is the best-selling author of over 20 non-fiction books on disaster preparedness, the paranormal, ancient knowledge, unknown mysteries, UFOs and alien technology, surveillance and technology, conspiracy theories, metaphysics, spirituality, and cutting-edge science, including “PSIence,” “Destiny VS. Choice,” ” “The Déjà vu Enigma,” “11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon,” “Mind Wars,” and “The Power of Archetypes.” She wrote “Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event that Changed the Course of Human History” with her father, geophysicist Dr. John Savino. Her newest releases include “The Disaster Survival Guide: How to Prepare for and Survive Floods, Fires, Earthquakes, and More,” “Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings,” “Earth Magic,” and “New Witchcraft,” with upcoming releases including “The Toxin Conspiracies: The Systematic Poisoning of Our Food, Water, Air, and Bodies,” “The Natural Health Guide,” “Ancient Technologies and Suppressed Sciences,” and “The Freemasons.” She is also a novelist, with a middle grade novel series, “EKHO- Evil Kid Hunting Organization” written with her son, Max; and a modern fantasy novel, “Black Wolf, White Swan,” which has been optioned for film and an adult horror novel, “13” coming in early 2021 from Vesuvian Books.
She is also the creator of the new line of fun and funky journals called, “Attitudenals: Journals With Attitude.”
She has appeared on the History Channel’s “Nostradamus Effect” and “Ancient Aliens” television series. A former radio show host herself, she has been interviewed on over 2,000 radio shows and podcasts worldwide, including Coast to Coast AM, NPR, The Shirley MacLaine Show, and Midnight in the Desert, and in dozens of print and online publications. She has lectured at events across the country on a variety of subjects.
She is also an optioned screenwriter with projects in various stages of development with Bright Frontier Films/881 Productions, including a sci fi/adventure, “Project Aurora” in pre-production. She is venturing into producing with her own company, “Where’s Lucy? Productions,” and is currently developing the Maybelline cosmetics family empire story for television based on the book she co-wrote with heiress Sharrie Williams. She is also an indie filmmaker with a short film, “Kings Boulevard” which she wrote and executive produced for RockChalk Pictures hitting film festivals; a short film based on the Stephen King short story “Graduation Afternoon” in pre-production; and a number of projects for 2020 and beyond in development, including a science fiction feature film.
She is a fully trained disaster responder with CERT/Homeland Security and is now teaching classes on emergency and disaster preparedness. Her training includes everything from disaster assessment to active shooter and terrorism response, first aid and triage, urban and rural search and rescue, and trauma psychology. She is also a trained Red Cross shelter worker, and a licensed amateur radio operator.
Her second passion after writing is horse racing, a sport she has been enamored with since childhood when she wanted to be a jockey. Instead, she is venturing into partnership waters and owns shares in three racehorses, with more to come. One day she hopes to own and breed her own race horses.