Life at the Pasqualee island vineyard has settled into a new normal after the EMP attack. Cut off from the dangerous mainland, Elna has succeeded in securing the small group’s basic necessities in their new post-apocalyptic world. The island’s become, if not exactly a paradise, at least a safe and secure shelter where they can ride out the devastation for the foreseeable future.
Until a vicious fall storm sends newcomers careening onto their shores.
The sailor and his young son were on their way north to an experimental clinic for vital medication when the storm blew their sailboat off course. They need to make repairs and try again to reach it or the gravely ill boy will die. When Elna discovers her father has run out of heart medication, she volunteers to join the small group and set sail with the frantic sailor in his weakened son’s stead.
Yet the way is treacherous by both land and sea. When the sailors are forced to abandon the boat far from their destination, their travels inland are impeded by injury—until a Good Samaritan volunteers to help protect and guide them safely to the clinic.
But safety is out of the question when the valuable goods they hoped to trade for medicines are discovered, and it becomes a deadly fight to claim them. Now it’s a race to reach the facility before more lives are threatened. And time runs out.
Grace Hamilton is the prepper pen-name for a bad-ass, survivalist momma-bear of four kids, and wife to a wonderful husband. After being stuck in a mountain cabin for six days following a flash flood, she decided she never wanted to feel so powerless or have to send her kids to bed hungry again. Now she lives the prepper lifestyle and knows that if SHTF or TEOTWAWKI happens, she’ll be ready to help protect and provide for her family.
Combine this survivalist mentality with a vivid imagination (as well as a slightly unhealthy day dreaming habit) and you get a prepper fiction author. Grace spends her days thinking about the worst possible survival situations that a person could be thrown into, then throwing her characters into these nightmares while trying to figure out "What SHOULD you do in this situation?"