The Chaperone

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A.L. Nelson

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The Chaperone is the story of Cole Gerringer, a volunteer who led a group of girls out on what was supposed to be a simple camping trip. She ends up leading the girls, together with hundreds of unexpected refugees, after a global catastrophe strands them in the wilderness, confronted by a multitude of sinister threats. The fate of the region's remnant of human survivors rests in the hands of a young woman who proves herself to be more than ordinary.


Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic, Romance, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Nicole "Cole" Gerringer reluctantly agreed to chaperone her niece and friends on a wilderness camping adventure. Everything goes well until they return to the pickup location, never to be retrieved. The group is beset by a series of life-or-death situations they could never have been prepared for.

Cole Gerringer is looked to by hundreds of people, including the original group of school girls, to lead them to safety, if indeed safety can be found. She never imagined herself to be a leader, but it has been thrust upon her. She has grown into a leader, stepping up where others feared to tread.


Wilderness area of the northwestern United States

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message,Survival

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Nicole "Cole" Gerringer

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Perseverance, Leader, Selfless, Skillful, Underdog, Confident, Educated, Flexible, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Alejandro "Alex" Rios

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Adventurous, Confident, Educated, Heartthrob, Selfless, Skillful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Jason Walker

Age: 22

Gender: Male


Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob, Naive, Skillful, Adventurous

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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