Friday, January 31, 2014

The Most COMMONLY asked Questions about The Collapse Series

For any author, an interesting part of selling books is that there are always certain questions that readers frequently ask. Chief among them are when is the next book coming out? and how are you going to keep Chris and Cassidy's relationship alive in a war zone? Well...we authors like to keep things a little mysterious, but there are some questions that simply must be answered! Here are the most commonly asked questions about The Collapse Series, and my answers. 

When is book four coming out? 

State of Rebellion just released on January 24th, and I'm counting on a tentative Spring 2014 release for the next installment. I'm currently penning the tale as we speak (or write, as the case may be...), and let me tell you: Cassidy is in the zone. And that's all I can say about that. 

Would an EMP really take out every piece of technology? 
It depends on the severity of the technological attack. An EMP can be caused by a solar flare (I'm not kidding, you can google this, folks!) or a nuclear blast that detonates in the atmosphere. Both have the same effect. Cell phones would be gone. TVs and satellite signals would go poof. Cars with electronic starters or digital watches would fizzle. There are some cars that would work, and some things that would be protected from an EMP. There might even be pockets of the country that the EMP didn't effect - but the end result would be the same: Disaster.

Chris Young has long hair when Cassidy meets him. He was in the military, so is this realistic?
Yes, absolutely! Navy SEALs (which is what Chris is) are sent to countries where they must perform very secret, very dangerous missions. They often grow beards and long hair to blend in with the physical appearances of the men in the region that they are infiltrating, and oftentimes these areas are countries in the Middle East. Have you seen Lone Survivor recently? Beards and long hair galore! It's very realistic. In fact, for a SEAL, it is expected. 

Chris wasn't wearing a motorcycle helmet when he met Cassidy, and he said he had just been in an accident. Why? Doesn't he follow the law? 
Chris wasn't on his motorcycle or anywhere near it when he met Cassidy. He was trying to find a mode of transportation. If your bike had been totaled in a crash, an EMP had just hit and you were stuck in the middle of the mountains...would you walk around with a helmet on? I thought not. 

Who is Omega? 
Omega is still quite mysterious. We know that they are invading the United States, we know that China is involved, but besides that, much of Omega's forces are so diverse that Cassidy and Chris are having a hard time pinpointing the source of the threat! Don't worry. More will be revealed in book four. I promise.  

What's in store for Book Four? 
Here's the thing: I'm a writer, and I can't give away what's coming next. Yes, I know there was a cliffhanger at the end of State of Rebellion (no spoilers, please!), and you're wondering how Cassidy is going to deal with all of this. Don't worry. I know what the game plan is, and there will be major developments in the Omega area, as well as the Chris and Cassidy relationship area. *winks* 

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  1. Love this Q & A Summer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so excited for you, your writings take me to another place in time, hopefully not the future. :) You have inspired me to write again, it feels great to get it out on paper and reread it at a later date. It's strange how perspective can change so rapidly. All the best to you and your future.

    1. Thank you!!
      I am SO happy to hear that you're writing, what a wonderful thing! I wish you all the best in your writing!!! :) Thanks again!


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