Interview with Kristen Simmons

Today I have wonderful Kristen Simmons on the blog.  She is the author of The Article 5 series as well as the upcoming novel, The Glass Arrow, coming in January 2015


THREE is the final book in the Article 5 serie, how do you feel now that the serie is over?

It’s exciting in a way, as well as heartbreaking. It will be sad to say goodbye to these characters after so long. But when you walk around with people in your head for that long, they become like guests who’ve overstayed their welcome. Ha. I love Chase and Ember, but I am ready to take a break from them for a little while.

Could you tell us what your next project will be?

Yes! My next book, The Glass Arrow, takes place in a society where women are endangered. One girl is caught and sold for breeding purposes. Her struggle becomes breaking free to reunite with her family. It comes out in January 2015 and I’m so excited!

I guess when you write you have your ups and downs. What is your motivation that keeps you going?

Good friends and good chocolate!

Thank you so much for being here, Kristen, and good luck with everything.

Thank you so much for having me, and happy reading!


New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don’t come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved


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