QuickJAB

16 Post-Apocalyptic Novels of Survival

All 16 are FREE May 22-26

What is Post-Apocalyptic?

The “code word” for Post Apocalyptic is TEOTWAWKI: The End Of The World As We Know It caused by catastrophic disasters of political upheaval, nuclear annihilation, or  power grid collapse from an EMP, solar flare, or hacker attack.

Sound grim? It would be if that’s all it was. BOOM. The End. 

But Post-Apocalyptic Novels focus on unlikely heroes with skills and flaws who struggle with the challenges and fight to survive. Our heroes might be knocked down by the sheer magnitude of TEOTWAWKI, but their slivers of hope don’t die. 

IASFA

The International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors banded together for a rare opportunity for you to pick and choose one or sixteen of their best post-apocalyptic books that are free only from May 22 – May 26. 

Tap the link to sign up choose your books and there’s a bonus of an extra 5 books when you sign up!

https://iasfa.org/May22

 

QuickJAB

Cat’s Ears and Survival Month

See the feathery puffballs? Did you think of dandelions? These are actually Cat’s Ears and are related to Dandelions, which I think should be spelled Dandy Lion, so we can remember the name of their distant cousin, Cat’s Ears, aka Dandy Cat’s Ears.

All parts of the Dandelions and Cat’s Ears plants are edible, but the leaves are a tender delicacy in the spring, and full of vitamins A, C, and K in addition to folate, calcium, and potassium. I’ve eaten dandelion salad, and it had a similar taste to arugula. As a side note: I think if I ever made a Cat’s Ears salad, I’d call it a dandelion salad, just because.

So, how is this related to survival? Including greens in a diet helps a body stay healthy, and walking outside to forage in a chemical-free yard or field is much more convenient and nowhere as costly as driving to a grocery story. Alternatives are good.

I’ve been trying my best to grow greens in my garden the past few years, and I’m looking at you, buttercrunch lettuce, bok choy, romaine, and collard greens, but the bugs feast on the leaves before I can.

I’ve discovered the leaves on the Cat’s Ears aren’t ravaged by bugs. Who knew? I had a whole field of salad with no painstaking planting, watering, thinning, weeding, or weeping.

So, why is this month Survival Month? Because first, I sobbed over my collard greens then researched Dandelions and Cat’s Ears; and second, Book 5 of the Grid Down Survival Series, Danger at the Farm, will be released at the end of this month!

Want to read Danger at the Farm? Click here for the link!

Or would you like to start the Grid Down Survival Series with Book 1, Danger in the Clouds? Click here for the link!

You keep reading; I’ll keep writing!