Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions rock the planet, reducing cities to smoking rubble, burying entire islands and coastlines beneath cataclysmic waves.
Religious fervor and human evil erupt and entwine, becoming a maelstrom of madness in the days after, bringing with it the horror of apocalyptic war.
As a population in the depths of despair struggles to overcome insurmountable odds, can a single glimmer of hope flare into a beacon for the survivors?
This is her tale…the world is ours…and now, it’s STORY TIME.
Naomi is a young woman when a series of cataclysmic events occurs. Millions, then billions perish as the Earth’s fundament spasms and contorts in the agony of its final years. Safe, for the time being, on the family ranch, Naomi and her two brothers struggle to make do.
With dwindling resources, and the need for protection from marauders, Naomi invites the remaining family and close friends to join them on the ranch. Every day brings new challenges as turbulent forces continue to wreck havoc on the battered planet.
When a young man named Michael Anderson miraculously rescues some school children he is instructed to take them to Naomi’s ranch. As the few survivors face increasing pressure from the dying planet, the veneer of civilization is stripped away. While some will be become stronger when tested by adversity, others will sink to despicable levels.
Linell Jeppson has written an exciting and remarkable story. It is one that once I picked up and began reading I could not put down or get out of my head. The action never lets up, and the imagination of this author seems to know no bounds yet is logical and makes sense within the context of the novel. The story is conveyed in an unusual manner, told from several different perspectives in a highly unique framework that is almost as captivating as the story itself. It is immense in scope, playing out against a huge world canvas, but focuses with true elegance on a few chosen survivors. I loved the story for the adventure of it, but also for the way it provoked me into re-examining some of my own closely held beliefs. I loved it and recommend it most fervently.
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Where do you want to travel, and why?
I think, if I had the traveling jones, I would want to go to the
British Isles. It is beautiful there and the people there are friendlier to Yanks than some other places around the world. Also, there is so much of our own history there. Many of our folk tales and deep seated beliefs were born in England, Scotland and Ireland. I would like to see Stonehenge…or maybe the Locke-ness monster!
What is your next release?
Oooh! I am really excited about this one! I am 8 chapters in to Onio; a novel about Sasquatches. Onio is a quarter human. He allows himself to be seen by a human woman, who consequently drives her car off the road to avoid hitting him. What happens next will change the destiny of the world!
Who is your favorite author?
Well, Stephen King started me on the path of writing. I liked his “what if” theory. However, now that I’m striving to be a better writer, I am branching out in my preferences. I love James Lee Burke, and Cormac McCarthy. If I can make my reader really feel something when he or she reads my work than I have accomplished something!
Do you listen to music when you’re writing?
Yes, usually. I almost always have classical music on in the background. I’m a little like Stephen King though, when it comes to writing…the less distractions for me, the better!
What are your favorite TV shows?
Another great question! Although I am a little ashamed to admit it, I think I’m addicted to series. My faves lately are;
Supernatural--The Vampire Diaries—Fringe—Sons of Anarchy—Game of Thrones—Dexter—Far Scape—Deadwood, and many more. I applaud the writers of these shows…they take my breath away!
Who would play you in a film?
HUH? (Who would want to? LOL!) Oh, maybe Sigourney Weaver---(sssh, don’t tell I said so!)
What is the most rewarding thing about writing?
Each time I finish a novel I am so over whelmed with emotion I cry. That may sound silly but, at the risk of sounding pretentious, I think that’s called passion. So far I am such a newbie I don’t know if I’ll ever have a large readership, or make a bunch of money. Working on these novels though…starting with one line and carrying a story through to the end is worth all the worry, self-doubt, and fear. I believe I will continue to write until the day I die.
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