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Half-time Update

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Apparently, some place called France won the World Cup yesterday. The English went home rather displeased.



Can't say I've been keeping up, to be honest, though I have been gripped by the Thai Cave Rescue, which really did show humanity at its best. But these are all distractions from the job in hand, which in this case happens to be Solar Dawn, the third book in the Survival EMP series. It contains neither knights, soccer nor shrubberies. And it's not finished yet.

I suppose there's still time to squeeze them in somewhere...

But no, the serious work must continue. What can you expect from Solar Dawn? Well, a whole bunch of things, including a few changes of location. Expect to see more of the mountains of North Carolina, as Rick's group prepare to move. I can't give the reasons why, but the story will take a new turn. There's also new characters to meet, and you're going to hear a lot more about the mysterious Major Connors, who appeared at the end of …

Solar Winter: Sample First Chapter

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Chapter 1 With its old-fashioned charm and relative isolation, it could have been paradise. Hugging the banks of the slow-flowing Cape Fear River, the hundred-acre farm was a snapshot of what it must have looked like when Scottish settlers came to this part of North Carolina, clearing the trees and planting their first crops in the loamy soil. Deer would have poked their inquisitive noses out of the surrounding woods, and flintlock muskets would have belched smoke to bag the first wild turkeys. Maybe the settlers would have seen Indians across the wide river, or paddling in their war canoes to trade pelts for trinkets, one warrior tribe to another. Wood would have been chopped and sawed, with chisels cutting notches for interlocking pieces. Barns and outbuildings will have been erected by multiple hands working in community. They would have been smaller, perhaps, than the large cypress barn Sergeant Rick Nolan was currently looking at, but the principle was the same. Running his hand al…

Solar Winter

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Solar Winter, the second book in the Survival EMP series, is now available on pre-order for just 99c at Amazon and Amazon UK. The book goes live on March 20th.

How do you survive when you haven’t prepared? The solar storm has all but destroyed American society, and the survivors are left picking over the ruins. Rick’s family and friends face a bleak future. Winter’s coming, and with it the greatest test they’ve ever had to face together. With no supplies, and nowhere safe to bug out to, they’re starting from zero.  Forgotten skills have to be relearned, and improvised solutions are needed just to stay alive. But time is running out. With each passing week come troubling signs of a more immediate threat than hunger. Dangerous foes lurk nearby, and Rick’s tiny group cannot stay hidden forever. Ready or not, the time will come when they have to fight. Or be annihilated.