An Unwelcome Development

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by D_Man » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:29 am

I agree. Where and when can we get the book???
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 944storm » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:19 am

Any updates? I haven't checked if there has been any new posts on his YouTube channel.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by teotwaki » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:30 am

not a peep since late 2016
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by teotwaki » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:15 pm

I sent our Dear Author an email and he replied pretty quickly:


Hey Jim!

I'll try to swing by some time.

We got direct hits by both Irma (German for Goddess of War...) and then 12 days later, Maria.
While Category 5 is as high as the scale goes, it was considered a Cat6 as the sustained winds were 185mph with gusts over 200mph.
Maria was a plain old cat5, but incredibly wet.

Our house, including the roof is concrete, so it weathered the storm fine. Maria's winds were so strong that she drove the rain through any little crack or opening, so while the house was still standing, pretty much everything inside got wet.

And then molded.

We went 100 days without electricity, other than what we were making ourselves with two little Honda eu2000is.

The lawless aftermath was challenging for some people.

As you can imagine, my wife and I were pretty well positioned to deal with whatever, so it was inconvenient, but not particularly difficult.

As far as the book: I haven't written anything new. I've been working on getting book 1 published. Then I'll go back and finish 'an unwelcome development'. I'm stuck on deciding whether Stan lives or dies in the ambush. Been thinking about it for what? A couple of years now? and still haven't decided. :)

I don't usually do new years resolutions, but this year I resolved to get the first book published, even if it is just on Kindle. My wife and I have gone through it twice each, editing it, cleaning it up, re-writing where needed, fixing continuitiy and other problems.

I"ve totally re-written the beginning, which wasn't very good. I'm pretty happy with it now, It and some other things will make it worth re-reading when it gets published.

Thanks for checking in!
Z
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by Halfapint » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:41 pm

Oh dang! Glad they are ok! I was actually curious how they weathered the storms. Good to hear he's alright. I definitely would get it on kindle when it gets published
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Thanks!

If you speak again, please relay my thanks for a tale well told and I think I speak for many when I say we’re looking forward to seeing it in print. This is one of the truly great stories on this site...one that got me through a very long convalesence after a couple spinal surgeries...great stuff that made me think.

I will happily buy a signed hard copy!

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by D_Man » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:34 am

If you care, I vote for death. Characters in stories should not be invincible, death increases the authenticity.
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by norcalprep » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:02 pm

teotwaki wrote:We got direct hits by both Irma (German for Goddess of War...) and then 12 days later, Maria.
While Category 5 is as high as the scale goes, it was considered a Cat6 as the sustained winds were 185mph with gusts over 200mph.
Maria was a plain old cat5, but incredibly wet.

Our house, including the roof is concrete, so it weathered the storm fine. Maria's winds were so strong that she drove the rain through any little crack or opening, so while the house was still standing, pretty much everything inside got wet.

And then molded.

We went 100 days without electricity, other than what we were making ourselves with two little Honda eu2000is.

The lawless aftermath was challenging for some people.

As you can imagine, my wife and I were pretty well positioned to deal with whatever, so it was inconvenient, but not particularly difficult.

While definitely I would buy the book when it is finally released (can't wait!), I'm also curious about your first hand experiences from Irma and Maria. Z, if you're so inclined, is it possible for you to convey to us your experiences during Irma/Maria? i'm sure it would be very instructive to see it from your point of view of what happened, what preps worked, what preps would have made things more convenient, etc. Heck, if you put that out on Kindle, I'd buy that, too!

BTW, happy to hear you and your wife are both OK.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by curt48mauser » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Glad all is well from the storm aftermath, I just wanted to re-bump this one because it is definitely worthy, please let us know when your publisher gets your work out so I can get it.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by SamAdams » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:20 am

Patiently waiting for details on the first book being published and eagerly waiting for more on this one. Just re-read everything and its as riveting as the first time. Hopefully Z has fully recovered from the storms earlier this year and will soon post an update. My parents in PR went almost 6 months without electricity after Maria, thank God my fathers military career turned him into a prepper as a civilian as he was the only one of his neighbors that had a generator and preps to make it comfortably through the aftermath. This story coupled with my parents dealings with hurricane Maria reinforced to me how much the average person is poorly prepared to deal with any situation in which the will need to fend for themselves after a SHTF situation.

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