Thank you for your interest! I’m a writer and a reader, I enjoy both. And one of the subjects I enjoy is preparedness, in fact and in fiction. I’m a practical person, and I like to look at the big picture too.
I’m available to write articles and short inserts on all aspects of preparedness. As for my skills and my writing style, all the content here is written by me, this writing is what I can offer. I have a varied, extensive background in charity administration, finance, astronomy and counselling and therapy, and all of those can inform my work. I have a sense of humour too, as some of my posts will confirm.
I’m open to collaborating on any topic in the preparedness arena, including review opportunities. If you would like to explore that further, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can explore how we might work together on preparedness issues.
In fiction, I read books from John Wyndham to David Crossley and Alex Scarrow, via Larry Niven and William Forstchen across the pond. I originally found preparedness from science fiction, actually, and a big moment for me was when I met Larry Niven in his kaffeeklatsch (chat with the fans!) at the Chicago World Convention, back in 2000.
In factual writing, people worldwide like Shane at theplacewithnoname writing about Hurricane Katrina, Ferfal who writes about Argentina, Lisa at The Survival Mom in Texas. The down to earth blog and forum, based in Australia is a precious global resource. In the UK, there are forums like UK Preppers and Ludlow Survivors, and websites and blogs like Survivalist Chick, PrepperGirl UK, or even Ray Mears’ site, or Transition Cambridge.
As well as writing this blog, I’ve started to write preparedness books, and I published my first one earlier this year, on kindle: Getting Home In An Emergency, by Jay Whiteley. I was really pleased at the reviews it got, and I’m currently planning my second book, this time about water.
You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (just copy and paste) or by using the comments section on any page on here, and you can join me on Pinterest too if you’d like.
The kindle book, and this blog, also appear on Goodreads.