CHRYSALIS (Stage Three ) - Chrysalis is the third of four stages in the psychological apocalypse MONARCH. Ginger wakes in the middle of the woods with no memory of what has happened since "The Incident." Lost, alone and afraid she must piece together what transpired and find help for her and her family. BUTTERFLY (Stage Four) - Butterfly is the fourth and final stage in the psychological apocalypse MONARCH. Stage Four is the culmination of Ginger's personal journey to help herself and her loved ones survive the apocalypse. What she does after that sets the path for the rest of their lives. The real journey begins as Ginger sets out to spread change throughout her life. The impact of which has effects far and wide. MONARCH (A Novel in Four Stages) To her suburban friends and neighbors, Ginger Reed, a beautiful housewife who is about to gracefully turn forty, seems to have it all: a nice home within a good school district, two wonderful and healthy children and a handsome husband who supports them. But inside, behind her brilliant green eyes, there flickers a flame of doubt; she believes, with every fiber of her being, that "all is not as it seems," and is afraid that her idyllic world may be coming to an end in less than two months. The story opens with one month and eleven days until the highly publicized end of the Mayan Calendar. That is why Ginger has driven to a downtown bookstore to buy the book Cipher, a work of fantasy fiction dealing with the approaching date, and why there is such an assortment of "interesting" people lined out the door and around the corner to meet the author. Monarch is the life-changing journey of a woman obsessed with time. A fear of the future has seized the focus of Ginger's mind. She finds herself feeling alone amongst others, fretting over what tomorrow might bring. Tick-tock, tick-tock, the seconds go flying off the clock. Now, if only she can finish the book, survive that ominous day and keep her family and herself together, then maybe she can find her way through this dark psychological tunnel before it's too late.