Strike Three: Who would have thought that anyone was so ignorant that they’d want to start WWIII? How could we prepare? Would we survive? And if we do, will there be anything left to rebuild with when so much of the planet has been destroyed? After WWIII, will there be a US? Were our leaders among the few who escaped? What about our service men and women? Is anyone left to rebuild? How will we start over? Can we? And what about the rest of the world? How close is WWIII now? In Strike Three, North Korea is mostly to blame…
Are you prepared for WWIII or another apocalyptic event? Check out the survival tips in Strike Three. And I had fun playing with setting up a new US government in Strike Three, though the old regime wasn’t happy with the changes–and some readers thought I was too harsh in my judgments. You haven’t fantasized about having a simpler setup?
Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook:
Reading the newspapers–and that was a cute but scary editorial cartoon in today’s paper–I’m glad that North Korea has kept Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, up to date. The villain in Strike Three is NKAAU (North Korea/Africans/Arabs United, even though it only includes four countries) or as the newspapers call it: Nukes All Around Us.
I did a lot of research for my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, including checking out military surplus catalogs. Now that I’m on their mailing lists, I got a Coleman’s Military Supplies catalog today. You can get military clothing, sleeping bags, equipment, survival kits, MREs, and more. There’s an interesting selection of items from other countries too.
“… , for fun this month, I’ve decided to alter my revision theme to being about mothers. I’ve invited some authors to come visit, and all of us are going to write new summaries of our books from the moms’ point of view. It should be fun.”
So here are a variety of mothers, their children, and their stories: http://www.dgdriver.com/write-and-rewrite-blog/category/all
These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:
Detour Trail is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-ebook/dp/B00F7CZ0R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379281976&sr=1-1&keywords=Detour+Trail and from the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html
Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed. Ignoring the wagon master’s advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it’s not long before she’s again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands…. Settling the frontier isn’t easy!
Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the “hot virus,” the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to “scorched earth.” Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets? Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.
For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544
If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298 And, of course: Amazon.
I was pleased to receive a thank you card from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama yesterday. Of course it’s one of those generic cards that they send to everyone, but it did have the White House letterhead! I had sent him a copy of my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, since I named a sub after him in it for a bit of future history.
Joy V. Smith
9781936099658, $12.95, www.wolfsingerpubs.com
Because of the ‘hot virus’, World War III’s scenario is more deadly than any nuclear-powered conflict, and the missiles fired during conflict are far more deadly than any conventional battle could have envisioned. But the message of Strike Three isn’t just about altered warfare, but altered survival mechanisms honed by feisty protagonists who seek to start over, against all odds and against the backdrop of an Earth devastated on many different levels. Against this scenario are a series of vivid protagonists who battle for not just survival but a revised world – and within their efforts to rise again will be the rudiments of a new kind of humanity. Strike Three is exceptional reading for any who enjoy apocalyptic stories, and offers many twists and turns unpredictable even for avid readers of end-of-world sagas.
From Midwest Book Review
You can find it at: Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch: October 2014: The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf
Check out the review of Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, at Booklife (Publishers Weekly): http://booklife.com/project/strike-three-2292