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"As a work of dystopian fiction, it's one of the best I've read because it revolves around the transition of government while most are set years or generations into the future...It doesn't matter on what side you stand, this is great dystopian fiction." Rebecca Skane Seacoast On Line Blogs  blogs.seacoastonline.com/seacoast-nh-books/2013/08/24/the-planner-by-alexandra-swann-book-review/

"I was glued to these books for an entire weekend...They were at once suspenseful and engaging." Marcy Crabtree reviewing The Planner and The Chosen
for her blog Benandme.com.  benandme.com/2012/11/book-reviews-planner-and-chosen.html

"Eerily reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451...or the Nazi regime, The Planner presents frightful possibilities, but not outrageous ones."  Jenny Herman's review of The Planner for Home Educating Family.  hedua.com/reviews/the-planner

"Kris Mitchell effectively becomes a metaphor for America. We do not fully realize the value of our heritage until we have lost it."  communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/not-your-average-read/2013/nov/4/alexandra-swann-agenda-21-dodd-frank/#ixzz2jnkcTH3U

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In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated at fifteen years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Brigham Young University and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was sixteen, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen, was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling. In 1993, the Swann Family was featured in the CBS Television Series, How'd They Do That?. They were the subject of articles in The National Enquirer and Woman's World, and they were featured on Paul Harvey's radio broadcast.

For fifteen years, from 1998-2013, Alexandra was self-employed in the financial services industry in El Paso, Texas. As a small business owner who was active in the community and on various civic boards, she learned first-hand the challenges that excessive regulations create for small businesses. In 2012 she received the SBA's Regional Minority Small Business Champion of the Year award.

In 2010, Alexandra and her mother incorporated Frontier 2000 Media Group to produce clean, wholesome, inspirational entertainment for families. She re-released No Regrets with a new foreword to the twentieth anniversary edition of the book updating readers on what her family is doing today. She is also co-author of The Fourth Kingdom, and The Twelfth Juror, published in 2010, The Chosen, published in 2012 and The Force published in 2013. The Fourth Kingdom was selected as one of four finalists in the Christianity Today 2011 Christian Fiction Book Awards. Her newest solo novel, The Planner, about the dangerous consequences of over-reaching, progressive federal government, was released June 28, 2012.

For more information visit her website at frontier2000.net.

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  • File Size: 837 KB
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  • Publisher: Frontier 2000 Media Group (June 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated at fifteen years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Brigham Young University and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was sixteen, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, "No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen", was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling. In 1993, the Swann Family was featured in the CBS Television Series, "How'd They Do That?" They were the subject of articles in "The National Enquirer" and "Woman's World", and were featured on Paul Harvey's radio broadcast.

For fifteen years, from 1998-2013, Alexandra was self-employed in the financial services industry in El Paso, Texas. As a small business owner who was active in the community and on various civic boards, she learned first-hand the challenges that excessive regulations create for small businesses. In 2012 she received the SBA's Regional Minority Small Business Champion of the Year award.

In 2010, Alexandra and her mother incorporated Frontier 2000 Media Group to produce clean, wholesome, inspirational entertainment for families. She re-released "No Regrets" with a new foreword to the twentieth anniversary edition of the book updating readers on what her family is doing today. She is also co-author of "The Fourth Kingdom", and "The Twelfth Juror", published in 2010, "The Chosen" published in 2012 and "The Force" published in 2013. "The Fourth Kingdom" was selected as one of four finalists in the "Christianity Today" 2011 Christian Fiction Book Awards. Her newest solo novel, "The Planner", about the dangerous consequences of over-reaching, progressive federal government, was released June 28, 2012.

For more information visit her website at http://www.frontier2000.net.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sally912 on March 7, 2013
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This book is about a young woman, Kris and the decisions her family makes due to Government options and the consequences of those decisions .

Circa 2013, gas at $12.50 - $13.00 per gallon, The Retire America Act of 2013 established the Federal Municipal Planner Division (FMPD) to create a new type of retirement community based on smart growth principles called Smart Seniors. As the story unfolds it shows that seniors are sent invitations to become part of these "green" communities. It is by invitation only. It offers, free housing, free meals, free health care, no laundry, total enjoyment of your Senior years...but does it really and at what cost? Is this plan too good to be true? In addition to those questions, this book also poses other questions such as, is our Government truly running amok? Are the promises made by our Government offering genocide to our Seniors? Does it stop with Seniors? What is U.N. 21 Agenda 1992 and how does it affect us? Is National Health Care truly health care for all? Could gas be $25.00 per gallon by 2014? Those are just a few of the questions that came to mind while reading this book.

This book is not a political agenda book or at least I didn't read it as such. The storyline of this book is superbly written telling what the possible consequences could be for the current course our Government is taking. I read this book in one setting and if I had read this book even ten years ago I would more than likely have chalked it up as Science Fiction or a political fairy tale. However with the situations we are facing today, I found it to be truly frightening, because there was so much truth in what was written. I have heard and read very little about U.N. 21 Agenda 1992, so I took the time to go to the U.N. Website and read this agenda.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2012
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The book has a frightening premise: when you reach retirement, your Social Security will be confiscated, you will be required to sell your property and move into a tiny apartment and live communally. All personal liberty is removed - no car, must walk everywhere, many complicated rules to follow and enforced "community service". I hope it never happens, but it's a potential scenario. The writing needs to be sharpened up a bit and the plot drags in spots, but overall, it's a good effort. I'd read more of Ms. Swann's stuff.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Mathews on January 29, 2013
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I agree with the majority of the reviewers, this book is engaging and well written. But it is also frightening because it seems to be a logical conclusion to today's headlines. It had such a realistic feel to it I could only read for a short time before I had to put it down. But it kept compelling me to pick it up again. The dates mentioned (2012, 2014) and the current legislation (Healthcare bill, Dodd-Frank) are brought into focus, scary stuff. Hard to think that this senecio could happen in America. Be sure to read the follow on story, The Chosen. It gets worse.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nyssa on July 24, 2013
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The US government is in a bind; the Social Security system is quickly going into the red and with the Baby Boomers beginning to retire, the situation is only getting worse. A new law has been passed that may be a solution. A series of Smart Senior communities are being built and run by a new federal agency to house and care for retired seniors. Now the seniors must be sold on the plan and convinced to take advantage of what's being offered, so a new bureaucracy is being staffed to do just that.

Former successful real estate agent Kris Mitchell has been hit hard by the economic meltdown and the new regulations that are making it much harder for buyers to obtain mortgages. She's broke and has been looking for a new job for two years. An offer of a job as Planner and liaison with the new Smart Seniors community has come along just in time. If she could sell houses, surely she should have no problem selling seniors on this new retirement scheme.

This fast-moving book was a virtual page turner that described a frightening time in which gasoline goes from over $12 to $25 dollars a gallon, retirement accounts are heavily taxed and confiscated, sustainability and eco-friendliness are the mantra for every action, and where the federal government becomes your worst nightmare. Toss in a plague in the Gulf Coast states and eminent domain gone wild and things get even more interesting even faster.

There are plenty of references to actual events and laws that have been passed to give the story a feeling of reality and currency.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Theresa M. Rodriguez on June 30, 2014
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I don't know what I expected when I picked up the book. I was able to pick up at no cost from Amazon for my Kindle and thought "looks like a political thriller - I think I'll like this". I was wrong - I LOVED IT. I swear the author had the NSA get into my head and give her my thoughts. I am not sure if I am a conspiracy theorist or not BUT the fact is - we don't really know what anyone in our government is doing. We can stand by as Americans with our ideals and allow the ones that match our beliefs to do what they want - and then complain when the other guy does the same thing - or vice versa. Is this happening? I don't know. Could this happen? It most certainly can. If the idea of the government taking care of you for the rest of your lives is not the utopia that the government thinks you will embrace - then they will have to "force" you into the decision by various crises, cutting off social security checks, raising taxes, etc. The book is fast paced and very thought provoking. I feel like the story is ripped right out of today's stories. When I finished the book - I contacted the author on Twitter and let her know I was impressed and that she had entered my head when she wrote the book - she referred me to her second book "The Chosen" - which, lo and behold, is in my Kindle library so I am almost 50% done with that one. I asked Ms. Swann "which liberty is the one they will take away that will have people (all people) saying "ENOUGH"!!! Great book Ms. Swann and thank you for writing it.
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