Alia Hess


Alia Hess grew up in the middle of the Idaho desert and spent her hour-long bus rides to and from school reading books on UFOs and the paranormal. As she grew older and developed a passion for art and writing, she never shook her love of the fantastic and unknown.
She lives with her son in a tiny town in Nevada. There, she works as an elementary art teacher and freelance artist.
Alia was named after Alia Atreides from Dune, by Frank Herbert. She is a voracious reader of post-apocalyptic stories, and loves video games, psychobilly music, and the sad beauty of abandoned places.

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Travelers (Travelers Series: Book I) Alia Hess

Owl Melonvine is lost and alone in the barren deserts of post-apocalyptic America until an accident drops her into the hands of a mysterious Islander with no name. With his imposing stature and unknown intentions—and past mistakes haunting her—she is hesitant to accept help but has no other choice. Traveling together along buckled highways and through overgrown ruins, secrets are shared, pasts are explored, and feelings creep into damaged hearts. Getting to her destination is not an easy task, even with her sarcastic and gentlemanly companion at her side. Dangerous and bizarre things wait at each turn of the road, and Owl’s past choices travel with her. Will the miles she walks put enough distance between her and old wounds? And does road’s end lead to a new love and new life?



Paper - A Travelers Story Alia Hess

Fourteen-year-old Owl Melonvine is devastated that her big brother is leaving home. If she can't convince him to stay, she intends to run away with him. She refuses to be abandoned, and why should she stay in their dull farming community anyway? Their parents hate her brother, and there is a whole wasteland to explore and cities in the East that are more progressive. However, convincing her troubled artist brother to let her tag along is the least of her worries when the malicious neighbor boys and an all-seeing foreign drone show up. This short is a prequel to the novel, Travelers, which launches 12/01/2017 on Amazon. You can read more about the series at the Travelers website: