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Guest Post and Giveaway: Simone Pond!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Guest Post by Simone Pond

Award-winning author of young adult dystopian fiction.

In my dystopian book series, the elite class has annihilated modern society in order to manufacture a new world in a highly modernized and controlled environment. Books no longer exist – except in remote villages far from the city centers.

What? No books?

What if you had five minutes to grab ten books to save from extinction, what would you pick?

And yes, you only have five minutes.

Below are the books I’d save from the apocalypse.

1) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
2) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
3) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
4) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
5) Witching Hour by Anne Rice
6) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
7) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
9) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
10) A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Check out the New Agenda book series and the Voices of the Apocalypse short stories collection at

Grace has survived Chief Morray’s attempt to keep her trapped inside the mainframe, but at a terrible cost: leaving her mother behind. Giving up training at the academy in order to wait for Ava’s return. Grace wants to do the right thing, but it’s never that simple. While Ava struggles against Morray in the virtual reality, Grace is left alone in the real world to fight her own battles. There’s a new corrupt authority figure. A regional council to sway. A war to stop. And a promise to keep to a precious young soul. How can Grace save everyone, including herself?

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Simone Pond is an award-winning author of dystopian fiction. Her current series includes The City Center, The New Agenda, The Mainframe, and The Torrent. She also has a short story series called Voices of the Apocalypse.

She grew up in Kensington, Maryland - a small town just outside of Washington D.C. As a young girl, she loved writing in her journal and making up stories, but after reading S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, everything changed. Amazed that a woman could write so convincingly from a teenage boy's perspective, Pond became determined to become a writer as well.

Pond currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their Boston Terrier. Follow her blog at Simone Says... 

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  1. Simone said...:

    I'd love to hear your list of books, so I hope you'll leave a comment! :) Simone

  1. Kalex said...:

    They sound like interesting books.

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'd definitely take Atlas Shrugged, and from there I would add a few more favorites, but to start Rand's Atlas Shrugged. ~nan

  1. Dovile said...:

    My ten books would be the complete Harry Potter series with the three companion booklets:) Thank you for the chance!

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  1. I'd be grabbing the OUTLANDER series first of all.


  1. magic5905 said...:

    Books sound great. Thanks for the chance.
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