I’m wrapping up the manuscript for my next book within a few days and it will be all set to go to the copyeditor shortly thereafter. Sailing the Apocalypse is a novel of about 70,000 words, and is the first novel I’ve written in the first person point of view. This is a story I’ve really enjoyed working on and writing it has given me several ideas for other works or possibly sequels to this one. Anyone who has spent as much time on or around the water as I have could not help but run into some of the eccentric characters sailing attracts. The main character of this story is one of those, but like most sailors and boatbuilders, Terry Bailey is resourceful and independent even if he does take a lot of his ideas too far.
With “apocalypse” in the title, a lot of my readers will assume this book is another “post-apocalyptic” or dystopian survival tale like The Pulse or The Darkness After, but it’s actually more “pre-apocalyptic” if anything. The Wharram catamaran featured in the story and on the cover is christened the Apocalypse by Terry and his family after they build and launch it. And it’s purpose is to be their new home and escape pod from the doom that Terry is certain will soon befall America. Readers of my other works will see a bit of the prepper mentality in this character as well, but he’s much more off the deep end than I’ve recommended in my serious nonfiction titles on the subject.
Sailing the Apocalypse is available for preorder now in the ebook form for just five bucks from the usual retailers linked below, and the print version will be available about the time the ebook is released. Although the release date posted on Amazon and the other stores is February 15, the book should be available a full month earlier or by the end of January at the latest.