Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival. Glen Tate, the author of the 299 Days Series, is back again for another interview with all-new questions plus, of course a book giveaway. This time, the featured book is 299 Days: The War.
You might remember that Glen was one of the very first participants in a Backdoor Survival Book festival. I am thrilled that he is back and excited to be reading book number eight in the 299 Days Series.
Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.
An Encore Interview with Glen Tate
One question on everyone’s mind is what they would do if a disaster or even a collapse occurred in their own back yard. If that happened to you, would you bug-in or bug-out and why.
Bug out – definitely. I would only bug-in if there was no means of getting to my bug-out location.
If you did decide to hunker down and bug-in, what items would you include for comfort? Or would you?
Coffee and caffeine pills, insect repellent, books – lots and lots of books.
These days, it seems as though a new book about survival or preparedness is released daily. How is your book different from the others and why should we read it?
299 Days is about a regular person: a fallible person who started off knowing nothing about prepping, and who has a reluctant spouse. Another somewhat unique thing about 299 Days is that there are no weird conspiracy theories or racism. In fairness to most of the other books in the genre, they too do not contain these things. But 299 Days makes normal people feel comfortable with being preppers.
What is your favorite survival, disaster, or post-apocalyptic film or TV show?
Jericho (TV series)
It is said that everyone has a book inside them. What advice do you have for the budding author?
Just write it. 299 Days started off as some bullet points on a Post-It pad.
It is important to have a message you’re passionate about getting out; without that, it’s hard to justify the hundreds of hours it takes to write a book. Use your real-life experiences and write about real people; readers can smell a fake a million miles away.
The Book Giveaway
A copy of 299 Days: The War has been reserved for one lucky reader.
To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below. There are a number of options including a “free for everyone” option that requires just a single click. Easy peasy!
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Thursday with the winner notified by email and announced in the Sunday Survival Buzz. Please note that the winner must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
The Final Word
I remember when Glen’s first book, 299 Days: The Preparation, was published. Being a fellow resident of Washington State, we exchanged a number of emails as we got to know each other better. We both have come a long way since then; Glen as a prolific novelist and me as a blogger. Time sure does pass quickly!
I hope you have enjoyed the interview and will enter the giveaway to win your own copy of the latest book from Glen Tate.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Spotlight Item: 299 Days: The War
For many people at Pierce Point and the rest of Washington State, the upcoming New Year is a time for hope and belief that life is going to improve and the Collapse will end. For Grant Matson and the 17th Irregulars, the New Year means only one thing – war. The time has come and they have received their orders from HQ. Grant must come clean with Lisa and tell her the truth about his work as he plans to abandon his family once again.
While the Loyalists drunkenly and selfishly celebrate New Year’s Eve, the Patriots mount a surprise attack on Frederickson making way for the 17th Irregulars to move toward Olympia.
As the battle moves on, the men quickly realize the importance of everything they have been training for when they find themselves ambushed. Doing everything he can to suppress his own fear and lead the 17th Irregulars, Grant motivates them to persevere as they fight for liberty and restoring the country to the greatness it once was.
Bargain Bin: Today is all about books. Listed below are all of the books in the current Backdoor Survival Book Festival. There are both fiction and non-fiction titles and a bit of something for everyone.
Note: If you covet an e-Book reader, consider the Kindle. Prices start at $119 although a basic kindle is only $69. And if not, at the very least pick up the free Kindle app so that you can read Kindle books on your PC or favorite electronic device.
Summer 2014 Book Festival #6 – Fiction
Day After Disaster
Jingling Our Change (Liberty Dying Series Book 1)
Nanny State Nightmare (Liberty Dying Book 2)
The Shadow Patriots
Survivor Max: Too Smart to Die
Event Horizon (The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series Book 2)
Sanctuary: A Postapocalyptic Novel
299 Days: The War
Bishop’s Song (Holding Their Own Book 6)
Summer 2014 Book Festival #6 – Non-Fiction
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness
The Provident Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies
Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together
The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster
Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness
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No list of books would be complete without my own book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.
The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is a book about food: What to store, how to store it and best practices. It is a roadmap for showing ordinary citizens that long-term food storage is not something that will overwhelm or burden the family budget. It is based on my own tried and true experience as someone who has learned to live the preparedness lifestyle by approaching emergency preparedness and planning in a systematic, step-by-step manner.
Whether you simply want to prepare for natural disasters or whether you believe the world is headed toward a major food crisis, this book is for you. It covers basic tips and techniques you can use to stock your food storage pantry so that you can be assured that your family will have food to eat, no matter what.