The Gathering-After The Fall, Book Two is finished—release date to be announced…


Well folks it’s true, The Gathering-After The Fall, Book Two is a wrap. I am presently in the process of passing the torch to the editors for their input and await the announcement of a release date for this, the second installment in my post apocalyptic Sci-fi trilogy. With several more books in my head, I am taking a whopping 2 days off before jumping into my next project, which is the completion of Jen Of Earth, the first installment in my pure science fiction space opera series set in the year AD 2250 entitled The Dorian Chronicles. The intro and first three chapters of Jen Of Earth can be found here on my blog. As Jen already contains over 300 pages, I look forward to getting it out this year along with The Sisterhood-After The Fall, Book Three, which is currently 25% complete.

Thanks to all of you for your continued encouragement and support. To those of you who happen to interact with me on a regular basis, I realize that I may seem a bit self-absorbed of late, but that is the nature of my work. I spend most of my time in other realities, other worlds, other stories, outside the boundaries of this “real world” that you and I have in common. Thanks for understanding if I seem a bit “out of it” because I am, intentionally. My awesome friends and family have known this about me for quite some time and I appreciate all of you for being willing to put up with these idiosyncrasies.

I look forward to hearing from you and wish you all well,




  1. Joe Rogers on April 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I am looking forward to purchase of your second book in the series “After The Fall”. I will keep checking and hope is published very soon.
    I believe that groups that are more self-suffiecent will do better then the rest of us. I often wonder how the Amish would fair in “After The Fall” situations.

    • JPB on April 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Joe, Thanks for checking in. The Gathering will be released sometime in the first half of May 2012, the exact date to be announced shortly.
      I agree that prepared groups of people that already demonstrate a degree of self-sufficiency could fare better than unprepared individuals on their own. One determining factor though would be the person or group’s willingness to defend themselves. The Amish are self-suffcient to a large degree and have a close-knit and supportive social structure, but they also have a history of pacifism and belief system of non-violence. When challenged by others without those social restraints, I’m not sure how well they might survive in the long run… I do admire their self-reliance. Thanks for your input Joe, and be sure to keep in touch.

  2. Neil on November 7, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Hi John
    Are your books written for teenagers, as the design of them seem to hint this. Not that it matters, I am a huge fan of the Spook books which are usually hidden in the 10-14 age group in bookshops. I am 40!!

    • JPB on November 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Neil!
      Sorry for the delayed response…
      Thanks for your inquiry. Book One in the After The Fall series entitled Hunter is definitely teenager-friendly… Book Two, The Gathering, contains one scene depicting the sacred ceremonial use of psychedelic mushrooms… There’s plenty of your standard violence and turmoil, but virtually zero explicit sex or bad language…
      Not sure how to categorize the books, but I know for a fact that teens are reading and enjoying them (and 80-year-olds as well). Check out the samples here on my blog and they should give you a pretty good idea that may help you answer your question. Thanks for writing in and be sure to stay in touch.

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