About the Fortress Farm Series

The Fortress Farm series was created to illustrate the dangers of the current world and the fragility of modern society built upon shifting sands. I noticed contemporary life more closely resembles fiction than fact, especially when compared to our ancestors. 

Once the veneer is peeled away, what tangible truths are left for modern humans? Can we feed ourselves and our families? Can we keep them warm at night without reaching for the thermostat? If we feel ill, and there is no emergency room, what happens next? And most frightening of all to some, what safety exists if there is no first responder to call?

Join me on a journey to find out what actions ordinary people would take in extraordinary situations. Maybe we'll all be pleasantly surprised...even I don't know what some of these characters are going to do when fighting for their own survival!

The Books of the Fortress Farm Series

Fortress Farm Trilogy

"Heads above most of the post apoc stuff coming out here on Amazon..." 

All across America there’s one thing people can agree on…something just isn’t right. A gut reaction is warning us that we the people are in grave danger. Special interests tear at each other and divide us. Mounting debt becomes more unsustainable with each fiscal cycle. Most important, for the first time in human history, we don’t know how to feed ourselves. Society teeters just nine meals from chaos. We are at the mercy of intricate supply chains for the most basic of needs. If tomorrow that supply chain stopped, and the grocery store was empty, what would we do to care for our families? 

In the setting of the Fortress Farm series, the world’s electrical and communications grid fails. People are left people without food, water or heat. Leaders seize remaining resources for their own benefit, forsaking those they claimed to serve. Bandits roam the countryside preying on the weak. Humans once more fear what lurks in the night. 

But all is not lost. This is not just a story detailing the implosion of a fragile society, but a blueprint for how we might prepare before catastrophe strikes and how we rebuild afterwards. More important than governmental theories, Fortress Farm follows common people doing the best they can to defend and care for their families in a chaotic world, each trying to build a better life for their loved ones. 

Each book follows unique groups of survivors as they escape the destruction, build alliances and learn to rebuild civilization. Over time, new nations rise from the ashes. The Fortress Farm series tells a story unique to the apocalyptic genre. Chilling in concept, the series remains hopeful as people work together to survive a worldwide catastrophe. This Trilogy contains the original three Fortress Farm full length novels, along with bonus material: 

* The Case for Continuity (Brand new prologue) 
* The Pullback - Book 1 (New scenes surrounding the timeline of the Reset) 
* Shield of the Okaw - Book 2 (New chapters with added character background) 
* Red Hawk Rising - Book 3 
* A key to important terms, characters and maps in the world of Fortress Farm. Includes pictures. 

Also includes three never before published short stories complete with background information on related characters: 
* History of the North American Caliphate 
* Jenkins Family Dilemma 
* Fruit of the Valley: Quest for the Phoenix 
 

Fortress Farm Endures

"The writing is tight and engaging. Very hard to put down. Read it every moment available." 
"Both frightening and uplifting, certainly thought provoking and I highly recommend it." 
"Great multi-part survival story. If this is your "cup of tea" then drink up. You'll enjoy the ride." 
"Great story line. Great characters. Totally engaging." 

The Fortress Farm Series concludes with this trilogy of volumes 4, 5, 6. 

Against the Storm - Twelve years after the electronic world ended with the Great Reset, leaders of the Red Hawk Republic find themselves facing the same problems as their predecessors. Territorial claims, fights over scarce resources, and religious divisions cause misunderstandings that might prove deadly to the fragile peace they've worked so hard to maintain. Complicating their world is a new storm on the horizon. The jihadists of the Northern Caliphate seek to expand their influence over the fertile farm ground once making up the heart of the United States. The Republic's brilliant engineers do their best to create new machines, and resurrect ancient ones, to help fight enemies that out number the Red Hawks ten to one. The Hamilton family must once more rely on instinct and tough decisions to further their goal of a new and broader Republic. Success will only be achieved by unifying all Free States into one force capable of beating back the threats surrounding them. But can they get those who seek their own agendas to grasp the bigger picture in time to fend off the coming invasion? Can the Founder overcome his own devastating injuries to hold their tentative union together long enough to create an Eternal Republic? Or will empires and theocracies once again dictate the future all of mankind? Against the Storm begins the last trilogy in the Fortress Farm series. 

An Early Fall - An Early Fall picks up immediately after the tumultuous events of Against the Storm. 
The world has changed dramatically for the Red Hawk Republic. Allies are now enemies, as greed and a desire for power drive wedges between the communities that survived the Great Reset. The Hamilton family faces their toughest test yet, simultaneously sheltering refugees and striking back at those attempting to force their will on their neighbors. 
Once again the troopers of the Self Defense Cooperative must face down invading armies while the Wizard Engineering Corps develops new ways to defend and feed the Republic's ever growing sphere of influence. 
And now, the real reason for the Great Reset has finally been revealed. It's up to the Republic to convince warring nations to put aside their differences and face the danger of the Northern Caliphate and their hidden sponsors. If they can't do that, they'll all face An Early Fall. 

The Dead of Winter - The exciting conclusion of the Fortress Farm series. Fourteen years after the dawn of darkness the Hamilton family still leads the Red Hawk Republic. Through personal tragedy and unspeakable hardship they've forged a new society from the ashes of the greatest empire the world had ever known. Old allies have fallen and new enemies surround them. Now the truth of what ruined the electronic world all those years ago is revealed, leading to discoveries nearly impossible to comprehend. 
While longing for peace, the folk of the Republic mobilize for total war against their enemies.Founder of the Republic Alex Hamilton forges ahead with a plan to once and for all eliminate the threats to his beloved republic, but will the price be too high for his family and his soul? 

Killswitch Chronicles

"A thinking person's disaster novel. No cheap thrills, the action compliments the deeper themes."

One morning, you wake up to find that the electrical grid has gone dark. And it's not just your home, not just your community, not just your county... No light, no heat, no computers... What happens next?

"A hidden gem..."
Consider this... If the world became devoid of central governments tomorrow, and just a few pockets of intrepid survivors spread across the vast span of the North American continent remained, what new nations might exist a hundred years from now?

"Great multi-part survival story. If this is your "cup of tea" then drink up. You'll enjoy the ride."
Killswitch Chronicles is more than just a disaster series, deeper than a simple anthology of survival tales. Through the power of story, ideas for creating a more sustainable life - even before a global catastrophe - come to life. Those who heed the warnings, who prepare for a Great Reset, will be the ultimate survivors of history. Just as those who endured the fall of Rome became the founders of nations still in existence today. 

"Strong story. Strong characters. Strong writing..."
Follow the Hamilton family in the tiny farming community of Shelbyville, Illinois as it faces nearly insurmountable odds of survival against a world gone cold and dark. Instead of falling apart, small-town farmers and townspeople create an oasis in the dark age, becoming a beacon of hope in an otherwise desolate world. 

Imagine the horror awaiting Red Morton and his small band of prison guards while trapped in a darkened maximum security prison with thousands of vicious killers. Meanwhile, at a small hunting lodge just a few miles away, a brother and sister team scramble to care for stranded guests from all over the world. Before the first week is over, both worlds will collide. 

College students are trapped away from home with no way to contact or connect with family. Former senator Julia Ruff must use all of her leadership skills to lead the survivors through not only hunger but also terror as bandits try to prey on the innocent.

Witness the struggles of the Jenkins family and their congregants as they attempt to rebuild a neighborhood in the ruins of Washington DC. With some unexpected help, they are able to turn an old school into a happy home. But what happens when those who used to be in charge of the city now decide they need what the Jenkins family has worked so hard to save?

For those who make it through the dying time, new information will emerge that the Great Reset wasn't just an accident. Choices of life and death, once completely out of their control, now rest in the palm of their hand. How they choose to use that power will determine the course of future history.

Follow the plots and subplots of Killswitch Chronicles as days turn into months and years turn into decades. Cheer as heroes and villains clash. Cry as real-life proves the good guys don't always win. Through it all, maintain hope that as new nations rise, there might yet be a chance to create that shining city on a hill. 

Killswitch Chronicles combines the bestselling Fortress Farm series with the Haunt of Jackals storyline. Re-imagined and completely reworked, the world of the Great Reset comes to life as never before, with hundreds of pages of never before released material. Join the Hamilton family's quest to build a lasting civilization out of the ashes of the greatest empire the world has ever known. 

Learn more and read about the science behind the fiction at the Fortress Farm website. 

"Different perspective from the regular doom and gloom..."

Seven separate novels integrated into one anthology:
The Pullback
Shield of the Okaw
Red Hawk Rising
Against the Storm
An Early Fall
The Dead of Winter
A Haunt of Jackals

Fortress Farm Endures

Fortress Farm Endures is the second trilogy in the Fortress Farm series. 

"The writing is tight and engaging. Very hard to put down. Read it every moment available." 
"Both frightening and uplifting, certainly thought provoking and I highly recommend it." 
"Great multi-part survival story. If this is your "cup of tea" then drink up. You'll enjoy the ride." 
"Great story line. Great characters. Totally engaging." 

Against the Storm

Against the Storm - Twelve years after the electronic world ended with the Great Reset, leaders of the Red Hawk Republic find themselves facing the same problems as their predecessors. Territorial claims, fights over scarce resources, and religious divisions cause misunderstandings that might prove deadly to the fragile peace they've worked so hard to maintain. Complicating their world is a new storm on the horizon. The jihadists of the Northern Caliphate seek to expand their influence over the fertile farm ground once making up the heart of the United States. The Republic's brilliant engineers do their best to create new machines, and resurrect ancient ones, to help fight enemies that out number the Red Hawks ten to one. The Hamilton family must once more rely on instinct and tough decisions to further their goal of a new and broader Republic. Success will only be achieved by unifying all Free States into one force capable of beating back the threats surrounding them. But can they get those who seek their own agendas to grasp the bigger picture in time to fend off the coming invasion? Can the Founder overcome his own devastating injuries to hold their tentative union together long enough to create an Eternal Republic? Or will empires and theocracies once again dictate the future all of mankind? Against the Storm begins the last trilogy in the Fortress Farm series. 

An Early Fall

An Early Fall - An Early Fall picks up immediately after the tumultuous events of Against the Storm. 
The world has changed dramatically for the Red Hawk Republic. Allies are now enemies, as greed and a desire for power drive wedges between the communities that survived the Great Reset. The Hamilton family faces their toughest test yet, simultaneously sheltering refugees and striking back at those attempting to force their will on their neighbors.
Once again the troopers of the Self Defense Cooperative must face down invading armies while the Wizard Engineering Corps develops new ways to defend and feed the Republic's ever growing sphere of influence.
And now, the real reason for the Great Reset has finally been revealed. It's up to the Republic to convince warring nations to put aside their differences and face the danger of the Northern Caliphate and their hidden sponsors. If they can't do that, they'll all face An Early Fall.

The Dead of Winter

The Dead of Winter - The exciting conclusion of the Fortress Farm series. Fourteen years after the dawn of darkness the Hamilton family still leads the Red Hawk Republic. Through personal tragedy and unspeakable hardship they've forged a new society from the ashes of the greatest empire the world had ever known. Old allies have fallen and new enemies surround them. Now the truth of what ruined the electronic world all those years ago is revealed, leading to discoveries nearly impossible to comprehend. 
While longing for peace, the folk of the Republic mobilize for total war against their enemies.Founder of the Republic Alex Hamilton forges ahead with a plan to once and for all eliminate the threats to his beloved republic, but will the price be too high for his family and his soul?

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