I’ll be at the Bemis Public Library’s Love Your Local Author Showcase…
This blog is an announcement of sorts. I’m coming out of a months-long illness, and I’m able to write again. That’s a relief!
Colorado author Benjamin Dancer wrote a “a hard-shooting kick of a thriller” to raise awareness about the rapid growth of the human population. “Disguising a heart of pure poetry,” the novel Patriarch Run has been described as “a literary meditation clutching a straight razor behind its back.”
"Benjamin Dancer has written a thriller with depth. It not only has shoot-outs and other high risk situations, but it explores the complexities of relationships the characters have with others and themselves."
As a teacher, I am all too aware of how common it is for kids to have to father themselves. One of the most powerful ways in which people do that is through stories.
An extinction event does not necessarily have to be sudden and catastrophic. I learned from Kolbert that continual downward pressure, even gentle pressure, on a population will drive a species to extinction over the course of hundreds or thousands of years.
If a Carrington-class or larger event were to hit, transformers would fail everywhere. Power at a global scale would be disrupted for weeks, months, possibly even longer.