A sudden outbreak of violence. The dead reanimating. A refuge threatened. An unconventional love story. Their new reality.
A sudden outbreak of violence at a local superstore leaves an eclectic group of people stranded. The isolation from the outside world and news of the devastation forces them to band together to survive. How will a plague of the dead affect their refuge in a retail giant? The survivors must adapt to the new rules of the world and seek comfort where they can…while they can.
Cam- A combat vet living day to day with very specialized skills from his time overseas. He fought terrorism in the desert and the mountains. Can he fight the dead?
Ed- A Vietnam vet suffering from a severe case of arthritis. Can he survive the initial wave of attacks and find meaning in this new life?
Angie- A recently single woman attempting to rebuild her life. Can she cope with the harsh new world and those who would rule?
Book One of the Refuge from the Dead, a planned four-part book series.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
These characters came to me suddenly one day. I was out running my normal jogging trail and I knew that I needed to tell their story. My husband supported my effort 100% and a novel was born.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My characters revealed themselves to me gradually. Several of them greatly resemble friends or loved ones, and others are completely of my own invention. I really try to make them three dimensional people, with feelings and worries. They have their insecurities and their desires, like any real person. I have become very fond of them.
Jim came jogging lightly and caught up to Cam. “I wanted to get a view from the roof with you before you leave.
Where’s Ed?” Jim asked.
“Well boys, I’m ready!” shouted Ed from somewhere in the predawn gloom.
Jim and Cam turned slowly toward the sound of heavy footsteps echoing through the hallway. As the shape drew near, the details of Ed’s recently engineered armor emerged.
Jim closed his eyes and covered his mouth, desperately attempting to muffle his snorting laughter. He pressed his lips together, squinting with the effort, and finally turned his back so Ed wouldn’t see.
Cam just stared, dumbfounded.
“I reckon you all think I’m something of a comical figure. Let me tell you that this here suit will protect me from all kinds of cannibalization attempts. Go ahead and laugh, but remember what Mr. Murphy says…if it’s stupid, but works, then it ain’t stupid.”
Cam recognized Ed’s attempt at armor actually had merit. Unfortunately, it was just plain hard to appreciate Ed’s geriatric genius. Especially with the duct tape wrapped around every part of his body that wasn’t a movable joint, and the bright red baseball helmet that seemed to be a little small.
Cam tried to think of something really serious in an attempt to control the hysterical laughter than Jim was giving in to. At this point, Jim was leaning over, hands on his knees, tears rolling down his face, alternately laughing and coughing.
“Ahhh…oh, ahahahahaha…oh man….hahaha,” Jim continued, oblivious to Ed’s glower.
Cam just pinched his lips together, shook his head and told Ed that they would be right back. Cam shoved Jim up the ladder to the roof.
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