Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The Disappeared is a Dystopian novel due out at the beginning of February 2013 by new talent C.J. Harper.  Published by Simon & Schuster, it is set to be a hit!

And as an added bit of fun and meaningless trivia.....guess who made the Australian cover?  ME! Yep, little old me from a long time ago got a square on the cover of The Disappeared by C.J. Harper.  I was so excited when S&S emailed me the cover.....I looked high and low and there I was!  

So now the fun you know anyone on the cover? You can try guess where I am if you want?!!

As for the story itself, I'm looking forward to this one.  Have a read of the description (from Simon & Schuster) - you'll be sure to add it to your 2013 Most Wanted books list!

In a future where children are segregated into institutions that range from comfortable "Learning Communities" to prison-like "Local Academies", seventeen-year-old Jackson is an academic high flyer, living in a top Learning Community and destined for a position in the Leadership. But when he is sent with his best friend Wilson to deliver a package to a factory block, the two boys are attacked leaving Jackson badly beaten and Wilson dead. Confused and upset, Jackson returns to his Learning Community only to be dismissed by his teachers who claim not to know him. Sent to an Academy, an institute set up to train factory workers, Jackson finds himself immersed in a world that couldn't be further removed than the comfortable life he's used to; a harsh, violent, semi-articulate society where the students have created their own hierarchy based on fighting ability. Using his wits to survive, Jackson starts to realise that his whole life has been based on half-truths. And in order to survive he needs to expose the lies that surround the Academy and find out the truth about who he really is. As he builds alliances and begins to educate those closest to him, a plan for rebellion and escape gradually comes into shape..

C.J. Harper is the pen name of Candida Harper.  She will be releasing The Disappeared the beginning of February 2013 and the follow up sequel is set for 2014.
Candida Harper grew up in a rather small house with a rather large family in Oxfordshire. As the fourth of five sisters it was often hard to get a word in edgeways, so she started writing down her best ideas. It's probably not a coincidence that her first 'book' featured an orphan living in a deserted castle.
Growing up, Candida attended six different schools, but that honestly had very little to do with an early interest in explosives.
Candida has been a bookseller, a teacher and the person who puts those little stickers on apples. Her first novel, This is How it Feels, is due out from Simon and Schuster in 2013. 
(Information regarding Candida Harper acquired from



  1. This sounds awesome! This is like classic dystopian and I haven't read one of those in a while. Thanks for sharing!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

    1. Hi Jesse - I'm really looking forward to this one. I've been really liking Dystopian a lot!

  2. I spotted you straight off. I know the pic. One square over from corner/point of eye, level with bottom of eye, third square down . To your right is a fairly white background pic:D Or it is a good look a like:D


    1. You got it!! I'm on there two times I think around the eye and then one near the top of the H !

  3. That is so cool! I have to go back & check this tomorrow on my laptop

    1. It's the little things like this that make my day!!!


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