Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write a lot! And try to befriend other writers and get feedback on your work. Criticism will make you better, so embrace it. Through much experience and feedback, you will refine your skills. Also, never underestimate the power of proper editing.
E.R. Arroyo is an entertainment junkie, equally passionate about books, movies, and music. In October 2012 she self-published her debut novel, Sovereign. She looks forward to the future of her career and connecting with more people in the years to come. E.R. especially hopes to publish more books, and maybe even land a traditional book deal some day (dream big!).
The opening chapter was largely inspired by a dream, which ended up being the building block for the character and the story.