So Abiding Heart is what I’ve been working on for a while now. It is the first novel I plan to publish. Although it is still in editing mode, I hope for it to be out by November, or December at the latest.
What is Abiding Heart about? It takes place several decades from now, after the third World War has ravaged North America. Government has fallen, and a new but chaotic order is rising again. Selena, our main protagonist, is sold into slavery by her abusive father and fears for the safety of her younger brother and sister. She must become stronger not only to escape, but to attempt to take down the new rising order that threatens to enslave what is left of humanity.
And, of course, she must have time to fall in love.
A bit of context as to where this story came from: at first, it was just supposed to be a very short novella meant as a final graduating project in CEGEP (if you’re not in Québec, CEGEP is basically college, or preparatory for university). I studied in Creative Arts, which is a two year pre-university program, and the department holds an exposition every semester for graduating students. I wrote the story, and the more I got into it, the more I realized there was a potential for a deeper idea. Thus, Abiding Heart was born.
You will like Abiding Heart if you love action, suspense, and a little bit of romance. Be ready to follow Selena and maybe tumble down with her as she pulls you into her occasional madness.