Megan Allen is a globetrotting American who has long been active in fighting for human and animal rights. Her debut novel is a successor to her organisation of a high school walkout to protest the display of the Confederate flag, which led to its removal from multiple California schools. Megan has an undergraduate degree from Berkeley and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh.
THE SLAVE PLAYERS - Burn House Publishing - October 2017
It’s modern day in the Deep South. Racial unrest is rampant, and outbreaks of violence reach epidemic proportions. When a church bus makes a wrong turn in the Alabama countryside, a dozen teenage girls become victims of a heinous crime. The resulting outcry is explosive, as a new civil war erupts, but this time it will be whites who are cast into bondage. And Slave Playing becomes a cruel game of tyranny and survival.
The story winds and unwinds as it coils around the reader like a great serpent. At times it will be a love story, with warmth, humor and human kindness. But mostly it will slap hard at the Wall-Builders, and those who would be king at the expense of others, who would be prey. And a man will arrive on this tiny speck of land in the heart of Alabama. He will bring with him a whip, and a lesson of what tyranny and oppression can do to the human spirit.
Praise for THE SLAVE PLAYERS:
'Extraordinary contemporary drama by a terrific new talent' Weekly Review
'Incredible story with characters you’ll love, and a master villain you’ll love to hate. Starts out like a murder mystery, then shifts gears for a ride through a volatile land where all societal rules comes to die' The Novel Reader
Burn House Publishing
THE SLAVE PLAYERS is a timely novel exploring racial tensions, and events unfold at a time when they are at breaking point. There is violence across the nation, and one army colonel has a vision of restoring a terrible type of order: he wants to play a game.