Here's the post:
are there any irritating habits that you could just not tolerate for the long haul in a post grid collapse scenario?
are there skills that a person could possess that would override any personality flaws?
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As I wrote the River Survival Series I pondered all the horrible things people would be going through and I knew each individual would be changed dramatically, in ways one could not imagine in a civilized society.
The story begins with a couple living up in the Georgia mountains. When the grid collapses, they are prepared to deal with it. However, the nearby townspeople aren't and eventually organize and decide to take matters into their own hands. Experiencing scarcity and starvation is not a pretty sight.
As the story progresses, we find the neighbor has changed from a sociable, portly gentleman to a greedy, cannibalistic Trader who searches abandon buildings to ply his trade.
Eventually we make a journey to the big city of Chicago. I took sometime figuring out how political systems would have changed. We meet people on both sides of the law and learn their reasoning for the terrible crimes they commit.
Book One ends in a River community along the Mississippi River. There we meet, follow and learn how I sincerely believe humanity will eventually overcome a world wide collapse of the systems as we know it. I believe the answers lie in the old skills so many have abandoned in our technical age.
As an author, its difficult to proof your own work. I had a friend read and "edit" the first two books. A couple reviews said the story was good, but the editing was not....so, I just finished going over the first three books and I believe the editing is much better.
I put a new cover on Book Three....as a marker if nothing else.