Holly Wright is a poet, shorty story writer, and author of the new novel The Runaway. She was born with a book in her hands and has been writing since she was eight years old. She’s now an English major with plans to continue writing until someone pries her pen from her cold, dead hand.
Currently bouncing between their homes in Colorado and Wyoming, Holly lives a crazy, fast-paced life with her husband and newborn daughter. Holly vehemently objects to the idea that she should have a dog to complete the picture.
If you would like to know more about her work and life, you can visit her blog at www.awrighterslife.weebly.com.
Jac is running from her pain.
An eighteen-year-old bound for Harvard, Jac realizes she’s nowhere close to who she wants to be… and she’s not even sure who that is. Lost and alone, she flees her hometown without a word, leaving her family, boyfriend, and life behind without looking back. She finds herself in Los Angeles, California-- The City of Angels, and, she learns, dreamers.
Amid a group of actors, artists, singers, and poets, Jac finds more than she bargained for. She finds herself, a family, and love she never dreamed she deserved.
But the life she left behind haunts her, and the loneliness and pain that drove her to run are always right on her heels.
The girl who ran has a choice to make, in the end. Does she keep running, keep moving to stay ahead of everything she never wanted… or does she find a way to finally face the things that broke her?
Would you die for a monster?
In 2050, a tragedy inside a walled city drives a woman mad with grief. Her patients become prisoners, her team of doctors and nurses become instruments of torture. The Garden Institute, a place of hope and compassion, collapses into violence and death.
In 2095, identical twin sisters Eden and Jennat live in a perfect pocket of humanity. The Garden is a walled city forgotten by a warring country in the depths of a wilderness too dangerous to explore. And its citizens have found a balance. Through annual tests, the people’s mental, emotional, physical, and medical health are examined, weighed, and determined perfect… or Undesirable. Undesirables are removed from society, sent to The Pit, the horrid underground torture chambers beneath the city, and there, they live short, anguished lives as the members of The Garden purge their negative emotions by brutalizing members of The Pit. At 15, Eden—one half of a set, the imperfect half to a perfect whole—is deemed Undesirable. In a desperate attempt to save her, Jennat concocts a plan to take her place. If caught, they’ll certainly be killed.
The bond that binds Eden and Jennat is unbreakable, and they’ll do anything to protect each other. But what starts as a simple mission to save the life of one person quickly becomes much bigger than either of them could have imagined, and in the end, both their lives may be lost.
For fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT, The Garden will captivate you, horrify you, and leave you wondering what really makes a person a monster.