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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Bynum  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Springfield, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.laurabynum.com/
-- Laura Bynum on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura+bynum


Illinois Connection

Bynum was born in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from University of Illinois at Springield and Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Veracity
ISBN: 1439123349

Gallery Books. 2010

WHEN LANGUAGE IS A CRIME, ONLY THE TRUTH CAN SET YOU FREE.

Harper Adams was six years old in 2012 when an act of viral terrorism wiped out one half of the country’s population. Out of the ashes rose a new government, dedicated to maintaining order at any cost. The populace is controlled via government-sanctioned sex and drugs, a brutal police force known as the Blue Coats, and the slate, a mandatory implant that monitors every word a person speaks. To utter a forbidden, Red Listed word is to risk physical punishment or even death.

But there are those who resist. Guided by the fabled “Book of Noah,” they are determined to shake the people from their apathy, and are prepared to start a war in the name of freedom. The newest member of this resistance is Harper—a woman driven by memories of a daughter lost, a daughter whose very name was erased by the Red List. And she possesses a power that could make her the underground warriors’ ultimate weapon—or the instrument of their destruction.


Awards

Bynum won the Rupert Hughes Literary Writing Award at the Maui Writer's Conference.

Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)


Publicist:


Sarah Reidy [mailto:Sarah.Reidy@simonandschuster.com Sarah.Reidy@simonandschuster.com]


Literary Agent:


Dan Conaway [mailto:dconaway@writershouse.com dconaway@writershouse.com]

(212) 696-3825


Books to Film Agent:


Sylvie Rabineau at Rabineau, Wachter, Sanford & Harris:

Inquiries to Sylvie’s assistant Shahrzad Warkentin [mailto:shahrzad@rwshagency.com shahrzad@rwshagency.com]

(303) 587-2700