Bio: League Member Julia Karr

Title: XVI (Speak, 1/6/2011)

Short Plot: In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad.

Favorite Dystopian Works: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien, Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and, of course, 1984 by George Orwell.

Why write dystopian? Because I can't stop thinking, "How would this direction play out?" These are the cautionary tales that may help shape the future. What's not to love about that?

Whimper or Bang? Or not...?
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