Oil Apocalypse


It’s the end of petroleum. Is it the end of civilization too?

Sixteen-year-old Dev, seventeen-year-old Sierra, and their families fight to survive as a man-made disaster threatens to wipe out civilization as we know it.

Over a 25-year period, one neighborhood in Arizona reacts to the crisis that comes with the end of oil. As oil ends, so does the delivery of food. They say we are three days from chaos when that happens...and they were right. The cities empty, starving people pouring out, desperate for something, anything to eat.

Dev and Sierra's parents have been off the grid and growing much of their own food for years, and there it sits, vulnerable to attack. The city dwellers were not prepared at all, but some of them have guns, and when they reach the rural neighborhood, the young people must join in a war they never wanted. Coming of age during a time of violence and upheaval makes them grow up fast, and the old morality and the new battles within them all their lives.

As the series progresses, their enemies grow fewer--but tougher. A new generation is born into a harsh world. And the hotter, drying climate seems out to kill them too. 


For more information on my research and thinking that led to this series, check out these blog posts here.











6 comments:

  1. An interesting take on an under-explored shtf scenario. I enjoyed it and look forward to book #2.

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    1. Belatedly, thank you! I thought I'd said that, but I hadn't, and I apologize. :) Probably lost wireless in the middle of the thought, as happens to me far too often!

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  2. Just finished all three books in the series! They were great! Listened to audio books on Hoopla. Thank you very much for these books. I am sure to listen again.

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  3. I don’t understand why you had Sierra be with who she’s with in book 4 and it’s been on my mind since I read it. Can you explain why to me or at least give me an idea so I can kinda come to terms with it personally?

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and for reading the books. Sierra is a healthy young woman with normal drives at that point and really doesn't have many appropriate choices. She likes him. He likes her. So it happens.

      In a low-level way, I've been thinking of such situations since I was a young person doing my family's genealogy. One runs across cousins marrying, a family of sisters marrying a family of brothers, and so on...but when you dig down and look at plat maps and understand how few people lived in that place, it stops seeming a big odd and becomes logical. Young, sexually healthy people are going to have sex with someone...and absent cars, trains, or large cities, it's going to be the least offensive person in the pool they have to choose from. A post-apocalyptic world is, in this way, not all that different than the year 1780.

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