I’ve been getting lots of good feedback from readers of Refuge, the first sequel to The Pulse, and many inquiries as to whether the series will continue. I want to assure you that there is much more to the story, and when I wrote The Pulse I originally envisioned it as at least a trilogy if not a longer series. The same goes for the parallel story of Mitch and April that began in The Darkness After. I am working on a book now that will be the first in a new series with these characters, with The Darkness After effectively becoming a prequel at that point. I will be posting more on that soon.
But first, the next book release I have planned is Sailing the Apocalypse. This is a story I’ve been thinking about for awhile and I want to get it completed while the ideas are fresh in my mind. Despite the title, the story is not post-apocalyptic and it’s not related to any of my other works, but rather is a standalone tale of misadventure with a touch of humor, told in the first person point of view. The description follows the cover image below, and I’ll post an announcement here just as soon as the book is listed on Amazon for preorder:
Sailing the Apocalypse: A Misadventure at Sea
How far would you go to protect your family if you were convinced America was in imminent danger of collapse? Would you build an underground bunker and stockpile it with weapons and supplies? Buy a cabin in the woods and start growing all your own food? Sell everything off and move to a survivalist’s stronghold in the mountains of Idaho?
None of the above would be enough if you were obsessed with boats the way Terry Bailey is obsessed. Terry has an escape plan to take his family to the very ends of the earth by sea; the only real option left to survive what’s coming, according to him. Selling them on the idea that time is fast running out, he puts the entire family to work building a homemade boat – a huge, ocean-going plywood catamaran, sloppily cobbled together over the course of two years of hard labor in their small town backyard in north Mississippi.
When the boat is ready to launch, Terry christens it the Apocalypse, and moves the family aboard for good, bidding farewell to life on land along with everything and everyone they had known before that day. There is no need to wait for disaster to strike, because Terry Bailey has created his own. Now he is about to drag his entire family with him over the horizon. Sailing the Apocalypse is the story of a man who has gone too far, and is told from the perspective of the twelve-year-old stepson who watches it all unfold as he is swept along for the ride.