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Ann Bakshis

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Wasteland is the story about Meg, who has spent the last twelve years of her life living in the Wasteland with a protector who has kept her in the dark about her origins, and trained her to be a fighter and weapons expert. What Meg doesn’t know is that she is an Antaean: a super soldier engineered to protect the country of Sirain from its enemies, then hidden away from the very cities that sacrificed many of their own people to design her. It isn’t until an attack by a group of unidentified soldiers leaves her permanently scarred, and her protector dead that she begins to learn the truth about herself. Trying to survive in a world of strangers, Meg discovers there are more like her: other Antaeans who’ve been hidden from their enemies. Forced from the Wasteland by the loss of her protector, Meg realized she must try to locate the other Antaeans before Sirain’s enemies do - or worse, the cities’ leaders – can discover and destroy them all.


Young Adult,,Action,Apocalyptic

Short Summary

Meg is forced to train using a weapon she hates since it never works. When the safety features are deactivated and she fires the gun, a pulse of energy seers through her arm and out her shoulder blade. Once healed, a wave of energy flows where a scar should be, opening up questions.


Post-Apocalyptic USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Meg (aka Trea)

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Outspoken, Badass, Aggressive,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Engaging,Leader,Outspoken,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Quin (Quintus)

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Manipulative,Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Obedient,Complex,Confident,Blunt,Engaging,Leader,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Braxton

Age: 30

Gender: Lgbt

Role: logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Adventurous,Confident,Blunt,Flexible,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Devlan

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Skillful,Educated,Honorable

About The Author

I grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, but now live in Woodridge, IL with my husband and kids. Writing has always been my passion since I was a child, creating my first short story at the age of 8. In college, I took Creative Writing and a Fiction Writing Workshop. Life got in the way, so writing was placed on hold for a while, but never forgotten. I enjoy writing science fiction, dystopian, and now fantasy.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available