May 28, 2014

Looking for a new summer book?



LOS ANGELES, CA, May 28— Author and blogger, Simone Pond of Los Angeles, will launch the “The New Agenda” – the second book in her dystopian series – on June 8, 2014.
The New Agenda follows Pond’s debut novel The City Center, which quickly became an Amazon best seller in post apocalyptic sci-fi. The New Agenda, the prequel The City Center, is the tale of William Morray (aka Chief Morray) as he sets out to stop the Repatterning –– a plot devised by his maniacal father to destroy humanity –– and the events that turn him into the devious Chief Morray we meet later in The City Center.

The City Center has already intrigued thousands of readers around the country and has piqued interest with producers at NBC and Dick Clark Productions. It’s currently a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.

"This story is decorated with familiar things, and at its heart contains thrilling characters and heroic journeys." - RevolutionSF

"Great writer, great story. I can't wait to see what happens next! Bravo!" - Dina Kucera, author of Everything I Never Wanted to Be.

The New Agenda continues to win the hearts of readers as they travel further into the vast world that spans over decades, following heroic characters and the intricate threads of their lives and how they connect with one another.

Pond is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact
"They said it was for the greater good: out of chaos comes order and from the ashes the phoenix will rise. They said the Repatterning was a positive event, but like most advertising, it was a lie.”

May 7, 2014

Why Book Clubs Are So Cool

Earlier this week I drove out to the valley (there's an 80s movie about it) to meet with a book club to discuss The City Center. These ladies have been meeting once a month for the last ten years and have read 155 books. Talk about commitment! They were one of the original book clubs to start inviting authors to join the discussion and have been featured in the news for their devotion to books and authors. I'm honored my book was included in their selection.

The experience was one I'll always cherish and hope to do more of. I loved sitting with the ladies and listening to them catch up with each other, giving updates on their jobs and families. We sat down for dinner and they took turns asking me questions about my book and my writing process.

As I sat among these wonderful women, I realized their monthly gatherings are much more than a book club, they've created a community. Over the years, they've pulled together to navigate the ups and downs of life. They've supported each other through the tough times and cheered each other on through the good ones. Their devotion isn't only about reading the current book selection, it's to each other. They have something really special.

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