End of the Road...well, not quite.
It's been a long, but personally rewarding journey. Checking my archived files, I found that I typed the first words for Earthburst on September 19, 2009, two and a half years ago. With my final proof copy in-hand and upcoming April release date, I have finally realized one of my greatest ambitions as an author, to craft an epic post-apocalyptic novel. This genre has always been my favorite as a reader, the way it exposes the human condition and its resulting introspection. Given the opportunity to rebuild civilization, would we do a better job of it, or would we fall into the same old pattern of exploiting our fellow man? Utopia or dystopia?
A daily barrage of bad news about the economy, terrorism, rogue states acquiring nuclear weapons, drug resistant diseases, and destructive domestic politics reinforces the possibility of a civilization collapse. The unthinkable could occur. What would you do? Earthburst explores such a scenario.
Now that I've taken a short breather to enjoy my accomplishment, it's time to get back to work. As all of my author friends know, a release date is not the end of the road, just another step along the journey. Next, I need to prepare marketing materials, update the website, setup book signings, and format for a future Kindle release. Stay tuned for more blog entries.
In the meantime, I invite you to read my interpretation of a post-apocalyptic world. Pick up a copy of Earthburst when it debuts as a trade paperback April 2012. I'm interested in hearing from readers about how they think they would fare if things were to begin anew.