Title: Chasing Liberty
Author: Theresa Linden
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: 15th November 2014

Back cover blurb: 

Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia lives in a responsible society that cares for the earth and everyone on it. They have learned to balance resource consumption with replacement initiatives, unavoidable pollution with clean-environment efforts. Science ensures that every baby born is healthy. The government ensures that every baby born is needed. All are cared for, taught, and given a specific duty to perform, their unique contribution to society. Why is Liberty so unsatisfied? In less than two weeks, Liberty must begin her vocation. Every girl in Aldonia wishes she had Liberty's vocation. Liberty would rather flee from Aldonia and live on her own, independent of the all-controlling government, the Regimen Custodia Terra. The high electrical Boundary Fence crushes any thought of escape. The ID implant imbedded in her hand makes it impossible to hide. She has no choice but to submit. Liberty is slated to be a Breeder. As vocation day draws near, a man with an obsession for Liberty attacks her and injects her with a drug. She’s about to lose consciousness when someone comes to her rescue, a man in a mottled cape and dark glasses. She wakes in an underground facility where people watch over Aldonia with an array of monitors and surveillance equipment. These people are full of secrets, but she discovers one thing: they rescue a man scheduled for re-education. They rescued him. They can rescue her.



“People should be able to choose what they want to do,” I said. “It’s not right that the Regimen tells us.”
While wrapping her fingers around the grip of a pistol, Silver gave me a sideways glance.
“You’d better watch yourself. Don’t want to get caught talking like that.”
No one seemed to have a problem with breaking laws, all sorts of laws, but everyone worried about what you said.

Top Ten List

Here are the top ten places I would love to vacation, getting to know the place and the people:

1. San Francisco, California where I was born

2. Guam where I lived as a child—because places look so different from how you remember

them growing up

3. Oahu where I lived as a child—and the other Hawaiian islands while I'm at it

4. Florence, Italy where one of my unpublished books is set

5. All of Italy because I love that old world feel

6. Black Hills, South Dakota where one of my other stories takes place

7. Prescott, Arizona where I lived for one wonderful year and where the weather is perfect and the landscape diverse

8. Southern Arizona, in the winter, where two of my stories take place

9. Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley because I used the area in one of my stories!

10. But I really, really want to stay at a dude ranch in a Southwestern state. Maybe we will when our boys are older.



Theresa resides with her husband and three boys in northeast Ohio. She was born in California and moved every three years (her father was in the Coast Guard). This probably accounts for her love of traveling and desire to see the world. Living by the ocean, under the palm trees in Guam and Hawaii, helped spur her imagination. She began writing illustrated short stories with her sister in grade school, borrowing characters from favorite movies and shows. Now, writing is her passion. Her favorite genres include Fantasy, Western, Contemporary, Supernatural and Futuristic. Other interests: painting with acrylic, drawing with ink, hiking, traveling and American History. Theresa is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild, a local writers' group, and Critique Circle, an online critique group. She has an Associate's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Drafting and a Catechetical Degree from Catholic Distance University.

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