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About A J Newman
AJ Newman is the author of 36 science fiction and mystery novels. He also has 9 audiobooks that have been published on Amazon and Audible. He was born and raised in a small town in the western part of Kentucky. His Dad taught him how to handle guns very early in life, and he and his best friend Mike spent summers shooting .22 rifles and fishing.
Reading is his passion, and he read every book he could get his hands on. He fell in love with science fiction. He graduated from USI with a degree in Chemistry and made a career working in manufacturing and logistics, but always fancied himself as an author.
He served six years in the Army National Guard in an armored unit and spent six years performing every function on M48 and M60 army tanks. This gave him great respect for our veterans who lay their lives on the line to protect our country and freedoms.
He currently resides in Henderson, Kentucky, with his wife Patsy and their four tiny Shih Tzu’s, Sammy, Cotton, Callie, and Benny. All except Benny are rescue dogs.
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"I have always been a fan of Science Fiction and Mystery novels and wanted to write a novel since I was 10 years old. I try to make my characters become the kind of people that you see in your neighborhood and place them in life-changing situations. Only then, can you tell how they will react and their true character. None are role models just like the rest of us in this world. My heroes rise to the occasion and do what it takes to survive and beat the bad guys. My villains are bad and deserve what they get. I'm not into political correctness. God created all people equally. What they do after birth makes them heroes or villains."
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A post-apocalyptic tale of friendship, betrayal, and survival when the odds are greatly in favor of annihilation. Tom and his family survived doomsday only to find the world falling into chaos and anarchy. EMP blasts had started the apocalypse during Tom and his family's return flight home from vacation. They struggled to get home only to find a drug cartel and skinhead group fighting to take over Southern Oregon, where they live. Only through strength and ingenuity can they prevail over the gangs and cartels. Tom adds people with the right skills to help him overcome his friend's betrayal and the vicious enemy. Survival is in doubt on a good day, but his group's prepper and survival skills are up to the task ahead of them even though the darkness ahead. Will they survive? Read Prepper's Betrayal to find out how the story ends.
Prepper Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction
EMP blasts started the apocalypse during Tom and his family's return flight home from vacation. Surviving the crash only caused them to confront the chaos of the apocalypse head-on. Even though they had survivor skills, and their ranch was set up to help them survive an apocalypse, the real apocalypse hits them hard. Tom has to break his grandfather’s rule about never bringing outsiders into their family survival group to help them meet the unforeseen challenges life throws at them. He quickly adapts with the help of the additional survivors to increase the group’s chance of surviving the end of the world, as he knew it.
An Action and Adventure tale of life after an apocalypse
Surviving an IED explosion in London and an airplane crash in Tennessee were a piece of cake compared to life during the apocalypse. Jason and his Military Service Dog, MMax, hadn’t recovered from their injuries before the EMP blasts brought out the worst in the people around them. Friends were few, and even usually, good people had turned to evil to feed their families.
Jason and MMax have to fight to stay alive while searching to find Jason’s sister and brother in this post apocalyptic world. Evil haunts them every step, while they attempt to honor their military motto, “No One Left Behind.”
Outgunned and outnumbered after the world fell into chaos, Sergeant Jason Walker and his Military Service Dog, MMax, desperately need the women around them to become warfighters. The ladies have the determination and grit to meet the challenges of the apocalypse, but can they kill the brutal thugs attacking their community? Sergeant Maria McGill helps Jason prepare their inexperienced but willing females to fight with unusual tactics and weapons.
Jason and Maria survived the war in England, a plane crash, and the end of the world as we knew it, but can they train the women in their community fast enough to fight off a determined and well-armed foe? These Amazon Warriors fight and die to save their friends and loved ones in this post-apocalyptic survival story.
After suffering severe wounds during an IED blast in London, Staff Sergeant Jason Walker and his Military Service Dog and best friend, MMax, are being shipped home. An EMP blast causes their plane to crash in the middle of nowhere. Having survived two disasters, they face the struggle to get home.
Being warfighters, they certainly have the skills needed to survive in hostile surroundings, but in a world gone mad, where life clings on by a thread and people will kill for a few scraps of food, can they make it home alive? And if they can, will there be anything left to return to?
Book 2 of the series American Apocalypse continues the heroic struggles of an unlikely band of survivors in Southern Oregon. Joe Harp, the leader, was an overweight auto mechanic without any special survival skills. He had never been in the military but did know how to hunt, fish, and camp. He also had some notes his Grandma left him plus some survival books and supplies his Grandpa left him in an old cabin in the woods. Cobie Simms worked as a clerk at an outdoors store. She was working hard to survive before the SHTF while raising her daughter alone. Joe and Cobie team up to fight the evil around them and make life better for those in their small group. Cobie has been abducted in Book 1, and now Joe has to find her and bring her back to her back to him and her daughter. Many perils from gangs, starving neighbors, and disease still have to be dealt with, as Joe leads his people through the apocalypse.
Could you survive an apocalypse? Do you have military or special survival skills? Joe does not. If Joe can survive by using common sense, survival manuals, and good luck so can you.
Cole’s Saga is a stand-alone spin-off series, based on my American Apocalypse series.
The United States had been devastated with an EMP blast; everything fell apart. Cars no longer clogged the streets; cell phones were useless, and aircraft no longer flew. People had died in the billions, victims of the bombs, lack of food, and essential medicines. Cole Biggs survived the initial blast, and somehow, with skills he learned from his mentor, Joe Harp, he continued to live on in a remote Oregon community. Cole’s life would soon be changed forever when modern slavers take him to the coal mines of Kentucky to work for a rogue FEMA group.
But Cole is made of stern stuff, and he has vowed to get his new friends and himself back to Ashland, Oregon, and his family. It’s a long way from Kentucky to the mountains of Oregon. Will Cole have the skills that they will need to see them safely complete the perilous journey?
It’s a long way from Kentucky to the mountains of Oregon. Will Cole have the skills that they will need to see them safely complete the perilous journey?
Joe and his band of intrepid survivors have joined a larger group of survivalists. They are making life much better by implementing mutual assistance groups that help protect each other and barter among themselves. While life is getting better, there are still threats to handle and pain to endure. The loss of a several loved members rocks the group and shakes their faith. Joe and Cobie make sure the group uses the pain to make the group stronger as they fight to rid Oregon and Northern California of gangs and slavers. Life is tough in the apocalypse, but this band is a tough bunch of survivors.
In Book 1, Cole and his friends were abducted and then escaped from the FEMA slave camp. Cole was surrounded by three beauties, and then Cole married Gemma. Jack had caused the deaths of two of their friends plus most of the group were wounded in a disastrous fight. Book 2 starts with the team having to hold up their travel to allow the wounded to heal. Jack continues to second guess all of Cole’s decisions. They continue to fight off criminals and FEMA as they save some good people.
FEMA plans to start a new country under their control. They need slaves to work in the factories, mines, and farms.
Cole has a personal tragedy caused by the death of someone close to him. The group suffers more wounds and deaths as they struggle on their trip to Oregon. Cole grieves over his losses but is consoled by a dear friend. With death and destruction all around them, and FEMA close behind them, will they survive? Read FEMA WARS to find out who lives or dies and if they make it to Oregon.
2 Books in one– Alone in the Apocalypse and Adventures in the Apocalypse
A cold, rogue star hurtling toward the Black Hole in the galactic center ripped the three outer planets out of their orbits. Their star Alpha Omega was destroyed a million years ago. The planets were thus destined to travel billions of miles to their eventual meeting collision with the Earth.
Convinced that the world will one day face disaster in some form, Matt decides enough is enough and sells out, taking survival courses and learning all he can about preparing for the inevitable. Little does Matt know, but the end is sooner than he had anticipated, as a solar flare of immense power causes mayhem on the planet. Worse than that, however, is the fact that three rogue planets are on a collision course with the sun and are timed to collide with it at the same time. And this event has the potential to wipe out all life on Earth.
Now Matt is engaged in the fight of his life as he tries to survive while defending his property from the criminals who now scour the land. Matt knows he can’t save the whole world, but can he at least protect the ones he loves?