Tarah Benner


Tarah Benner is the author of the Defectors Trilogy. Her obsession with dystopian literature began at the age of thirteen when she first read "Fahrenheit 451." She's been preparing for the apocalypse ever since.

Tarah lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she works as an editor. When she's not saving the world from bad grammar or working on her books, she enjoys running, reading, Krav Maga, and searching for the perfect General Tso's chicken. You can connect with her on Twitter @TarahBenner.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I've been writing stories my entire life. I remember illustrating my first "book" when I was about four and dictating it to my mom. It was called "Sarah's Snake" and was a blatant rip-off of the original "True Grit" with John Wayne. That's a true story.
Do you remember the first book that made you want to be a writer?
It was definitely "Harry Potter." The first few books came out when I was in grade school, and at the time, everyone was talking about J.K. Rowling's amazing journey from poverty to fame. She was the first author who made me realize that writing books was an actual job. By third grade, I'd confirmed that being a writer was a legitimate vocation (through watching "Harriet the Spy") and made it my life's mission to write a book.
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Where to find Tarah Benner online


The Last Uprising
Series: Defectors Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,720. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Don't miss the thrilling final installment of the Defectors Trilogy! Haven has been captured by World Corp, conditioned to hate the rebels. Her memories are gone. Her loyalties have shifted. Only Amory remains determined to bring Haven back over to the rebels’ side. As the rebellion comes to a head, Haven will be forced to choose: Fight the rebels or join them in the fight of a lifetime.
Enemy Inside
Series: Defectors Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Sector X has fallen. The PMC is in upheaval, and there’s trouble in the rebel camp. When the rebels refuse to help Haven rescue Amory from the PMC, she must take matters into her own hands and cross enemy lines. But Amory isn’t a prisoner of war—he’s a test subject in a dangerous experiment. To save him, the gang will have to enlist the help of someone they don’t trust and face the enemy inside.
The Defectors
Series: Defectors Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,460. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
First came the virus. Then came the Collapse. Each vaccinated citizen is identified by a tiny microchip — the most intelligent piece of technology ever to be implanted in a human being. When her best friend Greyson is arrested for his undocumented status, Haven must go off the grid to save him. Along the way, she'll discover a revolution in motion and be forced to question everything she believes.

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dystopian    government    romance    virus    ya    young adult    zombies