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The sidequel to Surviving the Fog. At 14 years old, Kathy is reluctant to attend a youth camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that preaches sexual abstinence and teaches methods of birth control. At first, it’s not so bad, but the cell phones stop working and the mail isn’t being delivered. Then most of the adults disappear, and the teenagers discover that a mysterious brown fog has covered the Earth below 6,700 feet. When their parents don’t show up to retrieve them, the teens are forced to face the chilling truth. No one is coming to help them. How will they eat? Where will they live in the winter? They are alone. Or are they?
Targeted Age Group: 14 to 24
Book Price: 2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
An author has a lot more freedom when writing science fiction than in almost any other genre, except for fantasy.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Have more than one manuscript in progress. If, on a particular day, you do not feel like writing one, you may feel like writing another. When doing description, save most of it for after the main body of your manuscript is completed. Engage with readers at book forum sites. The more people who are aware of your work, the more books you are likely to sell. If you are using an editor, make sure your manuscript is as clean as possible before submitting it.
I’m Stan Morris. I was born in Linwood, California, and was raised in Norwalk and Concord, California. In 1972, I moved to New Mexico. I met a girl at college in 1975, set out to score, and have been married to her since 1977. We lived in Texas for five years and then moved to Maui. We have two grown boys, both gainfully employed, thank goodness. My wife had the career and I had the job, so I worked at a variety of those before developing a computer business in the late 1980′s. Now we are retired and living on a farm. I garden, watch sports, listen to music, read, and write. I don’t make much money at it, so occasionally I have to ask my wife for my allowance. I like science fiction (Heinlein, Asimov, Weber, Flint), romance (Krentz, Roberts, Morisi, Chesney), mystery (JD Robb, MC Beaton), historical fiction (Lindsey, Stewart), and history books (Shelby Foote, David McCullough, William J. Bernstein.)
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Surviving the Fog, the first book in this series, focused on the boys. Surviving the Fog-Kathy’s Recollections focuses more on the girls in the camp.
I was inspired to write Surviving the Fog, and its sidequel Surviving the Fog-Kathy’s Recollections, by my annoyed reaction to Lord of the Flies, and by my positive reaction to Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky. My belief is that the formation of communities is embedded in the DNA of homosapians. Bees create hives. Wolves form packs. Humans create communities. I wanted to describe the evolution of a community by a group of teenagers.