A Friend in Need is a brief but interesting insight into what happens when a couple of the characters from each of the above series end up in the Wasteland (Tim Hemlin).
It was well-written, as can be expected with three authors working on one book, and the crossover between the books worked well and seamlessly. It's a wonderful and fun interlude for readers of any of the series involved... I would have loved it to have been longer!
I have not yet read Tim Hemlin's The Wastelanders, but I was fascinated by the brief introduction to that world and will be reading it as soon as possible!
A Friend in Need features three different YA authors who combine their talents to create an intersection in an apocalyptic world populated with characters from their respective novels. LX and Jane (from Lynam's Time Will Tell series) time-crash into Tim Hemlin's The Wastelanders. Their only hope of returning to their own world requires help from Bear, Caballito, and the time-witch. Enter Calla and Valcas, (time-travelers from Chess Desalls' Call to Search Everywhen series,) who land in the wastelands while conducting a time-search of their own. Will the travelers be able to return, or are they stuck in the wastelands forever?
In addition to The Wastelanders Series, he also published the Neil Marshall series of culinary mysteries set in Houston, Texas. These include If Wishes Were Horses, A Whisper of Rage (nominated for a Shamus Award), People in Glass Houses, A Catered Christmas (the one he most enjoyed writing), and Dead Man’s Broth. He has also has various short works of fiction, most prominently published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Tim Hemlin currently lives with his family outside Houston, Texas. When he’s not writing or counseling, he runs marathons.