This week Lisa and I were joined by author AR Shaw on the show to talk about her books, as well as hurricane Harvey, and some lessons we can learn from this, and other natural disasters. Annette (aka AR) has family and friends down in the hardest hit parts of Texas.
For those of you who don’t know about AR Shaw or haven’t read any of her books, she is a post-apocalyptic fiction writer, and is widely known for her Graham’s Resolution series. She is currently working on book 3 in the Surrender the Sun Series.
Graham’s Resolution is a 4 books series, and AR will be working on book 5 in the near future. Here is the description from Amazon…
“A pandemic ravaged the globe to near extinction. Only 2% of the population survived. A dying mother knows her young son is among the few immune to the virus. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own impending death?
Meanwhile, former math professor, Graham Morgan buried his last remaining family member. Following his father’s advice to move out of the city and into the family cabin, he meets with triumph and tragedy in his quest for survival. Just when he thinks he’s finally got a handle on things, he’s taken by surprise when he learns he’s not alone. A hidden yet vulnerable community of Preppers are nearby. Eerily plausible, The China Pandemic, the debut novel of Graham’s Resolution series, is a unique take on the dystopian and post-apocalyptic genre.”
Surrender the Sun
AR has 2 books published in the Surrender the Sun series, and it working on book 3 at the time of this post. Here is the description from Amazon…
In the year 2030 the Maunder Minimum, a period of solar inactivity, will cause a mini-ice age like it did between the years 1645 and 1710. When it does, Bishop will have to save her not only from the effects of severe weather but also from man himself.
Maeve Tildon and her son Ben live alone in the rural town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Since her husband died in the war, she’s barely kept her head above water, and when the first freeze strikes in the fall, she’s completely unprepared for what lies ahead. Only a war-torn man, one who prefers the solitude of the Kootenai National Forest, can rescue her and her son.
SPP218 Natural Disaster Preparedness with AR Shaw
All of her books are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, and also available at Audible in audio book format. If you are an amazon prime or have Kindle Unlimited you get her books free.
Here are a few more of the topics we covered in this weeks show, and click the “Click Here to Listen” button above to listen to the show.
Natural Disasters and Lessons Learned
– Listening to the main stream media you would think that everyone in the United States is selfish and hates each other. Event’s like this teach us that it’s about Americans working together, not people hating people.
– As preppers we tend to focus on our safety and protecting ourselves from the criminal element, but sometimes it’s not always about hiding out. Sometimes it’s about helping your neighbors and doing the right thing.
– As preppers we have a unique opportunity because we are leaning skills that will not only help us, but could help others during a disaster. We have a better understanding about how to handle situations than the average person.
– Hurricane Harvey was just the first part of this story, after that, the domino’s begin to fall. Shortages such as fuel, food, and clean water become issues.
– After the water starts to recede, the criminal element becomes an issue. As we see in most disasters people will take advantage if they feel they can.
– Sickness/Healthcare in natural disasters can become a big issue. Not only in the initial stages, but long after the media is gone.
– We tend to focus on surviving the disaster itself, but when we do, the rebuilding stage starts.
This was kind of a spur of the moment interview with Annette, but we do plan on having her back on in the near future when her newest book in the Surrender the Sun series comes out.