If I Let You Go

If I Let You Go

by Ashley Dufault

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Overview

Time is running out.



Lowly worker Edwin saves a man’s life. As thanks, he’s promoted to the second-highest class in his bunker community, where he can live the simple, secure life he’s always wanted by dedicating himself to squashing the rebellion that terrorizes their ranks.



However, there’s a problem: the life support systems begin to fail, and their survival depends upon fixing them, for their leader, Samuel, insists that the air outside is unfit for life.



As factions fight for the right to step outside the bunker, Edwin is caught among class warfare that threatens to bring the community to its knees. He must choose to side with the rebels and give the bunker a chance at survival, or pledge loyalty to a manipulative government that’s been kind to him, despite its history of mutilating workers into submission.



One thing is certain: if both sides can’t agree on a solution, everyone will die.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998733005
Publisher: Ashley Dufault
Publication date: 11/24/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Ashley Dufault lives in make-believe worlds and survives primarily on dark chocolate and iced green tea. She is the internationally published author of the acclaimed dystopian/post apocalyptic science fiction novel If I Let You Go, and is currently editing a paranormal horror (title TBD). When she's not inventing universes, gardening, or obsessing over her pets, she's helping writers on her blog at ashleydufault.com. She is a native of southern Massachusetts.

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Why I write:
Stories take on a life of their own. I love writing because it allows me to live uniquely fictional experiences safely from my home. I think my life is better because I'm able to live out so many lives in my work, and better appreciate the wonderful realities of my non-author life. I'm not trapped in one identity. When I sit down at my laptop, I can create any world imagineable. To be able to share those characters, ideas, and settings with readers is a gift.

Writing routine:
I devote an hour a day to writing and outlining, usually at night. The rest of my time is currently spent listening to chillwave soundtracks while I dive into editing. I talk more about my writing routine here: https://twitter.com/peneraserlove

Process:
It sometimes takes years for my ideas to formulate, but they nearly all take root the same way. After the first whisp of inspiration hits, I tweak ideas and environments, creating conflicts and dynamic characters and plot twists. Then when I'm ready, I open up Microsoft Word and tap away until I have an outline. Usually I get so into it that I complete it in one sitting.

Inspiration:
My stories are typically inspired by vivid dreams, usually dystopian, science fiction, or post apocalyptic in nature. It almost sounds like cheating, doesn't it? Most of my nightmares play out lucidly, allowing me to explore the underground bunker in If I Let You Go, walk with slow-moving zombies, and flee shapeshifters in the woods. Most of my story ideas begin with flashes from dreams like these, that later blossom into something new.

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