One Bright Future #2
Author: Melinda Friesen
Publisher: Rebelight Publishing
Publication Date: August 31, 2016
“I surrender my days, my efforts, myself to the OneEarth Bank . . .”
After fleeing slavery, Rielle James burns with the desire to topple OneEarth Bank and end its enslavement of young people as Contracts. When she learns that her friend Nathan has been sold to a logging company where Contracts die or vanish without a trace, she assumes a false identity and becomes a slave again to help him escape.
Her act of subversion uncovers the horrific truth behind the OneEarth Bank’s role in Contract disappearances and its link to a global pandemic.
Can Rielle and Nathan escape and expose the truth before it’s too late?
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
“One world. One currency. One bright future.”
That’s the promise made by OneEarth Bank after a global economic collapse–but only for those who accept the insertion of a commerce chip.
When Rielle’s parents refuse to comply, government officials tear her family apart. As punishment for her parent’s crimes, Rielle is forced into a Community Service Contract–a legalized form of slavery–and sold to a wealthy, abusive banker.
The Banker’s secrets hold the key to Rielle’s freedom, but will she risk prison or even death to escape and search for her family?
A Day in the Life of Melinda Friesen
Welcome to a day in my life. You may be asking yourself why you care. Likely, you’ve never heard of me, so why take an interest in the mundanity of my life? Well, maybe because you’ll find something exciting in the mundane or maybe you’ll be encouraged or inspired.
I’m a single mom with three kids still at home (one got married and for some reason wanted to live with her husband and not me.:) I work full-time. I’m a quarter owner of a small publishing company. And I write books.
Here’s my typical day:
It starts at 6:15 am when I roll out of bed and into a hot shower. I eat one slice of toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk every morning. Every. Single. Morning. Once I’m dressed and ready for work, I wake my youngest son (the oldest two manage their own morning routine) and get him breakfast.
I catch a bus at 7:20, and arrive at my day job in time to start at 7:45. During my half-hour lunch, I quickly eat then work on something publishing related or editing related until I have to return to work.
I get off at 3:45 and catch a bus for home. At home, I spend some time talking to my kids about their day, then get on making dinner and doing laundry or other household chores. While I’m making dinner, I prepare lunches for the following day. With dinner finished and cleaned up, I set to work on my publishing company business where I fill the role of marketing director. So I spend an hour or so with my publishing hat on, then attend to my personal writing matters—editing, writing, or marketing my own books.
Then I get to spend some time with the kids—usually watching a show together. Before bed, I read a Bible story to my youngest then tuck him in for the night.
I drop into bed at night, usually between 10:30 and 11:00, exhausted. I’m asleep before the clock’s minute hand takes another step.
And thus is the life of a lover of writing and books who needs to feed her family.
About the Author:
Melinda Friesen writes novels for teens and short stories. Her contest winning short stories have appeared in various periodical and an anthology. Enslavement, book one in the One Bright Future series, is her first novel.