In two weeks her vocation begins. She must find a way out.
Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia grew up knowing that one day she, along with every member of society, must contribute to the greater good. She’s been measured, tested, and examined all her life, and now they’ve matched her to a vocation. They want her attributes—intelligence, beauty, health—to pass on to the next generation.
Life begins in the laboratory, making the family obsolete. Using top specimens, scientists create and implant only the best into the fittest women. Every girl in Aldonia wishes she had this vocation because of the alleged bonuses and privileges that come with it. But Liberty does not want to be a Breeder.
As the day draws near, Liberty is attacked. She’s about to lose consciousness when someone rescues her. She wakes in an underground facility, discovering a secret group that watches over Aldonia. Before they return her to society, she witnesses the rescue of a man scheduled for government re-education. They rescued him. They can rescue her.
Set in the not-so-distant future, Chasing Liberty is a young adult novel about a woman who wants to direct her own life, instead of having it controlled by the government. This novel explores the loss the individual faces when government is allowed to grow too big and reach too far. The traditional family is nonexistent. Human life loses value. The earth is elevated above man.
Softcover, 286 pp, $13.99 retail,
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She must escape and repair the damage she’s done.
Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia bides her time in a tiny cell, plotting her escape from the re-educational facility. Her crime: not accepting her government-assigned vocation. But the punishment extends to more than just herself. The once-secret colony that offered her freedom has been exposed and its members placed in government facilities for re-education and integration into society.
Dedrick, a member of the Mosheh, a secret group that opposes the government, grieves for his family who are now residents of the government’s facilities. Although he has promised obedience to the Mosheh, when he learns of Liberty’s escape from re-education and how she’s fallen into the wrong hands, he finds himself compelled to rescue her and pursues it without permission.
Now free, Liberty wants to rescue the colonists from the three separate facilities that hold the children, teens, and adults. But she must avoid her pursuers, and Dedrick seems reluctant to work with her.
Set in the not-so-distant future, Testing Liberty is book two in the young adult Liberty trilogy. Moving from one trial to another, this story follows Liberty to her final sacrifice as she learns that true freedom is within, cannot be taken away, and is worth fighting for.
Softcover, 328 pp, $13.99 retail,
study guide $4.00 or free as ebook.
CHASING LIBERTY TRILOGY
Fight for Liberty
"He has sent me ...to set at liberty those who are oppressed..."
Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia has gained a deeper understanding of true freedom but having it for herself is not enough. Prompted by the inner voice that has guided her for years, Liberty is compelled to bring the freedom she possesses to others in Aldonia. While unsure of how to carry out this mission, she is willing to risk all to accomplish it.
A new illegal 3D game brings the true American history to life, allowing Liberty and all who play it glimpse those virtues that built our country and made it strong. Courage. Temperance. Diligence. Can lessons from the past play a role in making a better future?
Threats from outside the Boundary Fence and threats closer to home cause chaos and confusion that have everyone unsure of what direction to take. Troubled by Liberty’s risky choices, Dedrick wishes he could convince her to leave for the colonies. But Liberty has chosen Aldonia over him.
When faith, family, and freedom have been squashed, what can one person or even a group do to reclaim the culture?
Softcover, 276 pp, $13.99 retail,
study guide $4.00 or free as ebook.
Bound to Find Freedom
Short story prequel to the Chasing Liberty trilogy
Step into the dystopian world of the Chasing Liberty trilogy. A thirteen-year-old colony boy, who lives outside the boundaries of the government-run city of Aldonia, has grand visions of joining his older brother and the others who work for the cause of freedom. If only his parents would stop holding him back.
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Gifts: Visible & Invisible
This Christmas-themed short story anthology published by CatholicTeenBooks.com contains another story related to the Chasing Liberty trilogy: "Operation Gift Drop."
As described by Cathy Gilmore of Virtue Works Media, who provides the foreword, "These authors don’t tell you to 'Dare to be different.' They show you. They whisper to your soul in characters, dialogue, and settings that your life can be a GREAT story, one that includes a lifestyle of authentic Catholic faith."
"Operation Gift Drop"- In a dystopian future, Bolcan wants to prove his skills as a rescuer but this is a crazy mission: deliver gifts to Aldonians by stealth and at risk of capture.
Softcover, 243 pp, $13.99 retail