What if nature could be used by terrorists as a weapon of mass destruction; and you had to choose between saving the lives of millions, or the ones you love?
Archaeologist, Josh Turner, is an ordinary man; a man at odds with his renowned father. A man who finds himself unwittingly immersed into an extraordinary life and death struggle when a clue to the location of ancient religious artifacts is discovered in the Canary Islands.
This clue leads him and his companions into a race against time to stop the countdown on a weapon of mass destruction never before witnessed by mankind. Sinister forces, driven by greed and revenge, will stop at nothing to control the world’s newest energy source; a free energy device that will render oil obsolete, even if it means the death of millions. But there is an ultimate price to pay as Turner and his associates soon discover as they struggle to evade capture and certain death.
Turner’s race to stop the threat ultimately nears a climatic confrontation when he discovers that his father, and the woman he loves, is at ground zero of the ensuing maelstrom accompanied by a secular extremist who will stop at nothing to ensure the religious artifacts never see the light of day; even if it means murder.
Targeted Age Group:
youth through adult
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
In the sometimes wild and bumpy ride of the Action/Adventure Genre, the protagonists must overcome numerous, life threatening obstacles, malevolent evil doers, and the ever present “seat of your pants narrow escapes.” Oft-times the characters can become a bit too larger than life, thus giving them no depth.
In Zero Point, my hero, is an ordinary guy forced into extra-ordinary circumstances. He has issues with his renown father; an insecurity in establishing a relationship with the woman he is attracted to, and self-doubts, as we all have from time to time.
I wanted him to be sensitive, fearful, and at times, hesitant, but in the end being able to rise above it all and do what needs to be done.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
You have all heard, or read, the usual advice on writing, I’m sure, but the ONE thing that has helped my since releasing Zero Point in 2011 is; PATIENCE. The sales of our works may not happen overnight. It may take a few years, but with good marketing such as using Book Goodies as a medium to let people know of your story, it can be done. Will I be a New York Times best seller? Most likely not, but when I see a review that says, ” I really loved your story,” that to me, is my best royalty.
Keep writing and never stop dreaming.~ Tim
Tim Fairchild was born and raised in Southern New Jersey where he grew up in a small town named Pleasantville.
Upon graduation from High School, and one year attending St. Petersburg College in Florida, where he studied English composition. He went to work for New Jersey Bell Telephone and made a thirty-two year career with them; retiring as a Central Office Switchman from Verizon Communications in 2003. Fairchild is married to his wonderful wife, Beverley for thirty-four years now and have two daughters, Melissa and Kristen.
During the years between 2000 and 2003, Fairchild discovered a taste for travel, experiencing new cultures with four missions trips. Two were to Honduras and one to Belize to help with hurricane relief. The final one in 2003 was to Chosica, Peru.
In 2005, Fairchild and his wife moved to the Pocono Mountains in PA where he began his writing. After six years, they again moved to their current home in the beautiful town of Oakland, Maine where he now writes full time.
Strongly influenced by such authors as Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, plus having a strong interest in adventure in exotic locales, history, and science, it was only natural that Fairchild chose the genre of adventure. Being relatively new to the world of writing novels, Fairchild completed two courses in writing fiction, and with his new-found knowledge, applied it to his writing style.
Fairchild’s first action adventure novel, ZERO POINT, was finally completed and released in May of 2011, and was awardedas A Grand Master Finalist in the 2012 Clive Cussler Collectors Society’s Adventure Writers Competition. The next in the Josh Turner adventure series, The Toba Element, is slated for release some time in 2013.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
All my life, I’ve held an interest in nature, history, and science. In my story, Zero Point, I wanted to apply an adventurous tie with my characters between history, nature, and our constant quest for new energy. This story was a good medium to express my awe of nature’s sometimes harsh fury, and that we as humans have this false sense of security that our planet, with its ever changing ecological and geological attributes, can never be altered, or in the case of my story, Zero Point, used as a weapon to harm us.
Nature has done some amazing things over millions of years. For example; Incredibly, human-kind was almost eradicated 70,000 years ago by an act of nature, leaving only an estimated 15,000 humans left on the planet, which is the subject of the next in my series, The Toba Element. Surprisingly, our planet was warmer in the 1500’s than it is now. A Tsunami five-hundred feet in height was recorded as recently as 1958 in Lituya Bay Alaska, and that wasn’t the first, or the last time it will happen.
Our planet Earth is an amazing, living, breathing thing; constantly changing and sometimes it can be a bumpy ride. It is human arrogance to believe that our world never changes, or if it is, that we alone are the cause. With that being said, we can surely expedite it with our greed, waste, and short-sighted thinking. We have a choice to be good stewards of our home, or not. If we choose the latter, our host, the planet Earth, will surely remove us as easily as a dog ridding itself of a flea.
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