Few people can say they have worked for Arianna Huffington, Upworthy, and Rock the Vote as well as FOX and a Republican evangelical philanthropist.
Is Maegan Carberry confused? Is she a mercenary?
"I just don't care about political parties. Their sole purpose is to perpetuate themselves, and rarely do they act in the interest of the people," Maegan says.
After 15 years of searching for candidates, organizations or media outlets that care about populism, limited government, personal liberty, and ending oppression, Maegan was tempted to give up. Instead she wrote this novel based on true lessons from her 15 years in politics and media with the hope that millions of Americans will remember this country belongs to us, and we don't have to accept a flawed system.
"Every four years a small group of people in Iowa and New Hampshire pick our candidates, and we're subjected to a farcical series of debates that has literally become a reality TV show," Maegan says. "People promise to change things, and in the golden age of technology we vote with a paper ballot and cross our fingers hoping that someone will deliver. As a society we have an obligation to fundamentally reject this cycle and reimagine it."
Known by her peers as an anti-ideologue and coalition builder, Maegan believes that through a fictional artistic platform readers will be able to explore complex issues in gray areas like we do in our real lives. She encourages enthusiastic readers to bring Do I Have To Vote For Hillary Clinton? to their book groups and start more rewarding conversations than we'll get from the media or the candidates throughout the 2016 cycle.
"This novel is a passionate critique of the path that lead our nation to this point," Maegan says. "It's personal to me as a Millennial woman and the story reflects that, but Amy Underwood's journey to the ballot box will be the same for Americans of all kinds. We're on the precipice of a major demographic shift and facing domestic and global issues that demand us to become a sophisticated and united people. If the system won't help us, then we have to do it ourselves."
For Maegan's full biography, visit www.missmaegan.com.