Saturday, 14 July 2012

New Author Spotlight: Hillary Jordan

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres. Today's spotlight shines on Hillary Jordan! Her books are:
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (Harpercollins Canada)
  • When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (Harper Collins Canada)
Here's the cover copy for When She Woke:

In the mid –21st century, a young woman in Texas awakens to a nightmare: her skin has been genetically altered, turned bright red as punishment for the crime of having an abortion.

Inspired by The Scarlet Letter, When She Woke depicts an American dystopia where terrorist attacks, natural disasters and a pandemic causing infertility have swung the country to the far right, and convicted criminals are “chromed” according to the nature of their crime and then released. A stigmatized woman in a hostile and frightening world, Hannah Payne must seek a path northward to safety. Her perilous journey becomes one of self-discovery and transfiguration as she realizes that faith, love and sexuality are not just political. They'’re personal.
Check out her books if you enjoyed any of the following:
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Simon & Brown)
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Bantam Books of Canada Ltd)
  • Veracity by Laura Bynum (Gallery Books)

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