talked about two areas of knowledge I have, criminal justice and the military. So I pulled inspiration from those areas when I drafted my story.
Another area that inspired me takes me back some years to my childhood. Comic books. I read and read those things when I was younger. I still find myself looking at new issues because they have matured as I have throughout the years. They can take many directions with the most prevalent being super powered heroes. There are also fantasy and real life elements involved with comic books.
I mentioned that the majority of my characters are based on my friends and some on family. How they act in the book is not always how they act in real life. I just needed them as a basis for a character. Using friends and family made writing the character feel more real, more three-dimensional. Tack on the problems they face with loosing friends and family coupled with some of them having newfound powers or in relationships with others that have powers and readers can relate to their struggle. It humanizes the characters.
It’s a sound strategy that Stan Lee pioneered years ago with Marvel comics. Placing his heroes in real cities and giving the flaws made them more like real people.
When deciding on where the story would take place I couldn’t think of a better place than my hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia. I’ve lived other places but I know this one the best. And besides those friends in my story live here also. I didn’t know enough about the other places I’ve lived to describe them in a way the reader would believe.
Making the reader believe is key to a good story. It’s the reason I chose to write on what I know about. If I tried to write a book about let’s say being a CIA operative entangled in a foreign m
About the Author: Ronald E. Robinson Jr. served in the US Army and has a criminal justice degree. He lives in Georgia with his family.
The world has been changed forever. Death and mutation have swept across the planet leaving some of the survivors altered into non-human races and gaining powers that would take time to comprehend. Always thinking ahead Evan Root invited family and friends to live on his farm shortly before the comet that started it all was destroyed.
As the remaining population rebuilds Evan Root and his wife Jordan are producing bio-fuel to use and trade. On a routine trip to the market murmurs of disappearing town’s people span the crowd. While at the market Evan’s group is ambushed and when he finally makes it back to the farm he finds out his wife has been abducted. Evan feels her abduction has everything to do with her power.
Hoping it will lead him to his wife Evan and his companions must discover who or what is behind the disappearances while defending themselves at every turn.
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