A few years ago, my husband became obsessed with preparing for a disaster after watching the Doomsday Prepper series. We spent a small fortune on food, fifty-gallon drums he filled with water, a generator, gasoline and other supplies. We had a water well, but lived near Lake Michigan, just in case. Thankfully, he got over the obsession, but not before I started to imagine a life unlike the one we know in the US. I imagined running with my family, literally dodging aircraft dropping bombs, probably similar to the horrors of war in the Middle East now. What if that happened where you live?
My fictional family, Laura and Mike Davis and their children are a standard, two-income suburban family on the east coast. Something that sets them apart is their son Junior, who was born with Downs Syndrome. Junior is an integral part of the cast of characters and as the series progresses, plays an important role in the well being of the family.
A catastrophe propels the family to run for their lives. Fortunately, they have a destination; Laura’s father owns a remote ranch in the Arizona desert. There, with friends and extended family, they will attempt to build a life safe from the ravages of political unrest.
I loved writing this book! The second novel in the series, Burn District 2 will be released this summer 2015.
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About the Author
A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins divides her time between the west Michigan lakeshore, the Brandywine River Valley, and the mountains of Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The way things are going in the world we live in, I could see this really happening. How we trust our government to take care of us, and we could be being tricked. This story just brings to your mind the what if"s and if there's anyone in government that you can really trust. Usually if we're told it's good for us or will make us safe, we line up to be saved or slaughtered ? That's the question.
Burn District: A Short Story: Prequel to Burn District the Series (Burn District 0.5) by Suzanne Jenkins is a disturbing short story about abuse of government power. Surprises, great character development, and wonderful plot. Scary as heck. Great job!