In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be “advanced” into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve.
Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.
So every month, or so, a few of my friends and I get together on Skype to discuss writing, whether we’re talking about tropes are critiquing a book we’ve all read. This time Cyna of You’re Killing Me, Ollie of Olivia’s Secret Reading Room and I decided to try recording one of these meetings. The podcast is very rough. We didn’t even introduce ourselves at the beginning but I think it turned out well for a first attempt and we are talking about doing this on a semi-regular basis. The project may become bigger than that, but right now no guarantees. In the below podcast you can listen to what we had to say about Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien. Let me know if there are any topics you would like to see discussed whether via podcast or written.