You're Safe Here by Leslie Stephens

From Leslie Stephens, creator of the popular newsletter, Morning Person, comes a gripping futuristic tale about surveillance, wellness, and motherhood. We follow three women connected by the world’s largest tech company, WellCorp.

Emmett Neal, an Elizabeth Holmes-like character, sits at the helm of WellCorp. In 2060, years after her successful launch of WellNests, home tech devices used to improve customer health and simplify living, she is gearing up for the release of her new product – WellPods. 

The WellPod, pitched as a retreat, is a personal floatation device equipped with everything a person could ever need to survive alone on the Pacific Ocean, including food, medication, exercise equipment, and access to every book, television show, and movie ever released. 

Newly pregnant Maggie, whose partner Noa is an engineer at WellCorp, is offered the chance to partake in the company’s first trial at sea. It’s the perfect opportunity to be alone, given that the baby isn’t Noa’s. 

News soon spreads of a storm heading toward the Pacific, but when Noa tries to speak up in an effort to save Maggie, she’s shut down by higher up employees. Her later escorting off the premises leads to a discovery not only about WellCorp’s corrupt business practices, but also about Emmett, Maggie, and even herself. 

This is a stellar debut from an author to watch.

Leslie Stephens by Paige Jones

Leslie Stephens is the creator of the popular newsletter Morning Person. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Eater, and other outlets including Cupcakes & Cashmere, where she worked as an editor. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is currently earning her master’s in counseling, with specializations in addiction and ecotherapy, from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her pit-mix, Toast. You can find her at and subscribe at Morning Person.

You're Safe Here by Leslie Stephens is available for preorder, releasing in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook on June 25th. Check or for a retailer near you.

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