After writing the Destroyer series, I wanted to go full on dystopian/post-apocalyptic. And I did, but then I had more pressing work and just never did anything with this one…until now. This will mostly only be a two part adventure, but who knows!
Child of Destruction
Rule #1: Always work to benefit the village.
Rule #2: Obey the leaders, or become exiled into the nuclear war-decimated wasteland.
Rule #3: Never bring an outside back to the village.
Harmony has always had a tough time blindly following anyone, let alone the village leader intent on seeing her exiled. So when she stumbles across a not-quite-dead body during a scavenging hunt, she’s determined to take him back to the village. The other members of the hunting party tell her to leave him, let him die, it’s too risky. Even Pace is wary of helping her. He knows what the price of her aid will be.
Harmony refuses to let the emaciated and strange looking man die alone in the desert. That’s not the only reason. After having been told her whole life that they were the only humans left in the ravaged Southwest, possibly the world, she wants nothing more than to expose Luther for the liar he is.
For most of the villagers, survival is all that matters. They wear themselves out, day after day, just trying to stay alive. Harmony asks herself daily what the point of staying alive and safe is when it only inflicts misery. Her desire to share this one small truth and give hope to the villagers, backlashes when Luther finds out. His son, Zen tries to step in on Harmony’s behalf, but Luther is relentless.
So is Harmony. She now knows the truth is somewhere outside the walls of the village, and she won’t stop until she finds it, with or without Zen and Pace’s help.
Not sure on a release date yet, but I’ll let everyone know!
Child of Destruction
I haven’t done much on the second book yet, but Harmony, Pace, and Zen will continue faces dangers and heartbreak as they struggle to unearth lies and do more than just survive.
Check back soon for more info!
Prep For Doom
If you really want a post-apocalyptic dystopian right now, check out the PREP FOR DOOM anthology. I was asked to write a chapter for this unique anthology. Each chapter is a different story, but they all interconnect in ways you won’t expect.
From the imaginations of twenty authors of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction comes PREP FOR DOOM – an integrated collection of short stories that tell the tale of a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.
What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month.
An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them.