I’m very excited to welcome today’s guest, Terry Tyler. As a rule, the one thing you can count on in Terry’s writing is that you can’t count on anything. Each book or series charts a course in a new genre. When I reviewed Tipping Point, Book 1 of her post-apocalyptic Project Renova series here, I called it an eerily prescient warning about a society where it’s easier to close your eyes and ignore all the warning signs, and the consequences we might face if we refuse to learn the lessons of history. Terry continues to develop these themes in Lindisfarne, Book 2 of the series.
SALE: Tipping Point, book 1 in the Project Renova series, is currently available for 99p/99c through the end of September.
Guest Blogger: Terry Tyler
First of all, a big thank you to Blogger Queen Barb for inviting me onto her corner of the internet to say a few words about my new book, the second in my post-apocalyptic series.
Lindisfarne is about a community surviving on the Northumbrian island of the same name, following the collapse of civilisation due to a particularly nasty virus (it kills you…). The whys and hows of the mysterious ‘bat fever’ are detailed in the first book, Tipping Point, currently on offer at 99p/99c (until September 30th). Both books are also available on Kindle Unlimited.
I love the post-apocalyptic genre, because I’m strangely obsessed by the different ways in which such a sudden, devastating change in the world as we know it might affect people. Tipping Point was about the before, the outbreak, and the just after; Lindisfarne covers the lives of my group of survivors during the next fifteen months. Some grow stronger, some fall apart, while others see the lawless world as an opportunity to grab power, settle old scores, and, basically, do whatever the hell they want. As food and other necessities become scarce, the world becomes a dangerous place … meanwhile, in the south, the next step of the sinister Project Renova is to rebuild—sadly, the plans bear no resemblance to the Utopian community envisaged by some of the more idealistic residents of Lindisfarne.
Later on in the year, I will release a collection of short stories attached to the series, which I plan to make free for a few days on publication. The collection is called Patient Zero; I have posted one of the stories on my blog: Aaron: #NewWorldProblems.
Thank you for having me, Barb!
Six months after the viral outbreak, civilised society in the UK has broken down. Vicky and her group travel to the Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne, where they are welcomed by an existing community.
New relationships are formed, old ones renewed. The lucky survivors adapt, finding strength they didn’t know they possessed, but the honeymoon period does not last long. Some cannot accept that the rules have changed, and, for just a few, the opportunity to seize power is too great to pass up. Egos clash, and the islanders soon discover that there are greater dangers than not having enough to eat.
Meanwhile, in the south, Brian Doyle discovers that rebuilding is taking place in the middle of the devastated countryside. He comes face to face with Alex Verlander from Renova Workforce Liaison, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. But is UK 2.0 a world in which he will want to live?
Lindisfarne is Book 2 in the Project Renova series.
A book of related short stories, entitled Patient Zero, features back and side-stories from minor characters, and should be available in November, 2017. Book 3 is due in mid 2018.
- Book Title: Lindisfarne (Project Renova Book 2)
- Author: Terry Tyler
- Genre: Post-apocalyptic thriller
- Length: 446 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Digital (26 September, 2017)
- Purchase Links: Amazon
Contact Links for Terry Tyler
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Terry Tyler said:
Thank you for reblogging, Anita 🙂
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Aye, thanks, bonny lass – especially for choosing a geet canny photo of us, tekken 5 years ago before the post-menopause jowls started to sag, like, shot in the bathroom where the light happens to be better than any photographic studio!!
I will be writing ahl correspondence/comments in Geordie from now on, like, to get yer ahl ready to read aboot Wedge an’ the bikers in us book 😉
(Don’t worry, I haven’t written all the words phoenetically in the book!) (How the hell do you spell phonetically?)
Judith Barrow said:
Enjoying this at the moment. Wedge terrifies me. Won’t recommend the book yet… probably… might… oh, what the ‘eck… recommended… greatly recommended!! A must read of this genre.
Terry Tyler said:
If Wedge terrifies you, my work is done…. 😉
He was Test Reader II’s favourite character, and my favourite to write, but it does depend VERY much on personal taste, does it not?!
Judith Barrow said:
Meant to say, thanks both.
Mary Smith said:
Just started it last night.
Terry Tyler said:
Eeeeek! gnaws fingernails down to elbows
I think publishing a sequel is even more nerve-wracking than a stand alone, because of the worry that people won’t like it as much as the first one. With this genre, it’s particularly hard, because the crisis and initial fall of society is so exciting, be it because of pandemic, nuclear stuff, zombies, rage virus, or whatever!
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Author Terry Tyler is the guest in this post on Barb Taub’s blog.
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