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I have said this before but one of the pleasures of holding these Prepper Book Festivals is that I get to work with a number of fantastic authors that not only write about survival and preparedness but also walk the walk. One of those authors is Deborah D. Moore.
Her cookbook, A Prepper’s Cookbook: 20 Years of Cooking in the Woods, has been especially valuable to me personally and is something I consider a must-have addition for every survival library.
Today I am presenting one of Deborah’s newest books of fiction, EMPulse. It is the story of what happens to a woman, Adele Michaels, who flees her old life and starts anew. The problem is that something happens along the way. That something was an EMP.
With no lights, no heat, and no electricity, life, as we know it, has stopped. Although this is a work of fiction, what Adele must deal with is educational as well as entertaining.
Sound good? I have 10 copies of an eBook version of EMPulse up for grabs in another fantastic Prepper Book Festival giveaway. Enjoy the interview with Deborah then check in below to learn about the giveaway.
Prepper Book Festival: EMPulse by Deborah Moore
Given your background, knowledge, and experience, what do you feel are the three most important survival or prepping skills?
1. FLEXIBILITY! Not one person knows what it is that will happen that we will need to draw on our Prepper mindset, so we must remain flexible. We might have a good guess, but we really do not know.
I’m always prepping for a blizzard because those are common here. We never have tornadoes … but what if one happens?? I certainly would have a different plan for that.
2. Range time and a steady hand.
3. Leadership skills, patience and a sense of humor.
What would you purchase if you only had $500 to spend on preparedness supplies?
$500 would get me quite a few Berkey filters, and canning seals.
Do you feel totally prepared and if not, what prep area concerns you the most?
No one is 100% prepared, but I do feel as close to that as I’ve ever been. The only area I’m concerned with is enough range time, even though I have my own range.
Life has a way of throwing us curves. Here where the snow is deep for 4-5 months at a time, all else needs to be crammed in during the warmer months: work, gardening, canning, family, friends; it’s all too easy to let some things slide without even realizing it.
To what extent does your family participate in your personal preparedness efforts?
The only thing my family helps me with in my preparedness efforts is exercising my patience.
What work of fiction do you feel gives the best portrayal of what could happen in real life?
Alas Babylon is one of the best, although I do highly recommend my own series, The Journal.
Even though Alas Babylon is a bit dated with the disaster side of the story, human nature –in all its darkness- doesn’t change.
If there was a disruptive event and you had to evacuate, what non-fiction books or reference manuals would you take with you?
I think the Where There is no Doctor and Where There is no Dentist, would be the first two I would grab. Then A Prepper’s Cookbook: 20 years of Cooking in the Woods, and next would be my Master Gardener’s manual (a great reference book!)
Gaye’s Note: Read about A PREPPER’S COOKBOOK here.
Do you have anything else, such as an announcement, message, personal experience, that you would like to share with the readers of Backdoor Survival?
Wow… how do I put this…from personal experience, the thing I learned the most living off grid is it’s hard to have a goal that takes two, when only one is committed to it.
Whoever you have in your circle, you need to trust them, 110%. I thought I had that with my companion. I was wrong, and it almost cost me my life.
As for announcements, I’m always in some stage of writing something. Please check my website: //deborahdmoore.com for all my current books. Also my author Face Book page, The Journal, for progress reports and to ask questions.
Of those I’m sure about, EMPulse the print version comes out mid-April into bookstores, and The Journal: Martial Law (book #6) the print version comes out in mid-May.
And I’m happy to announce I’m about to sign a contract with my publisher, Permuted Press, for my latest book, Time Shadows. Now, Time Shadows isn’t a disaster book; it’s more along the lines of a fun read fantasy, but I had a wonderful time writing it.
Deborah and her publisher are offering a whopping 10 copies of the eBook version of EMPulse in this newest Book Festival Giveaway.
A special word about the giveaway question/comment: Please read the question and respond accordingly, even it the answer is “I don’t know”. This week’s question is:
If an EMP took us back 100 years, what do you feel would be your biggest hardship?
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The deadline is 6:00 PM MST Tuesday with the winners notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winners must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
Note: Because this is an eBook, this giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of where they live.
The Final Word
With the past few book festivals, I have made it a point to seek out titles from authors who write from a woman’s point of view. That is not to say that reading from a male point of view is bad, but rather there are a lot more male authors in the niche than female. Sometimes a change in perspective is good.
EMPulse is a quick moving read that I am confident you will enjoy, regardless of your gender. Be sure to enter the giveaway. With ten winners, this time you might just get lucky!
For more information about the books in this latest book festival, visit Prepper Book Festival 14: Books to Learn, Prepare, and Be Ready for Anything.
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Adele Michaels is an artist well known for her unusual style of painting. After her fairytale wedding to multi-millionaire Kyle Polez, she stopped painting and no one knew why, but broken bones and paint brushes don’t mix well.
After divorcing her abusive new husband, he continued to stalk her, finally landing him in a posh Texas mental hospital. With him safely locked away, Adele fled the area for a remote lodge in the Rocky Mountains, where she was finally safe … until the world changed.
A month after finding solace at the Geo Dome Resort, the country was thrown back a hundred years as the result of a nuclear Electro Magnetic Pulse. No lights, no heat and winter fast approaching. And that was just the beginning of her problems.
Also check out Deborah’s cookbook: A Prepper’s Cookbook: Twenty Years of Cooking in the Woods
A frequent question I get on Backdoor Survival has to do with healthcare matters when there is no doctor around. This is the definite source of survival medical information for all Prepper’s and is my go-to bible for survival medicine.