By- Travis Norwood
Genre- Post Apocalyptic/Sci Fi
Living after the apocalypse really isn’t that hard for most of the survivors. The virus killed all but 1 in 10,000. The few remaining people are left in a world of virtually unlimited resources. Grocery stores overflowing with food and drink. Thousands of empty houses to pick from.
But one survivor, a nineteen-year-old girl, requires more than simple food, water and shelter. As a type 1 diabetic her body desperately needs insulin to stay alive. With civilization gone, no one manufactures it anymore. She hoards all the insulin she can find, but every day marches toward the end of her stash of vials. She has a choice. Accept her fate and death, or tackle the almost insurmountable task of extracting and refining the insulin herself.
Brilliant scientists struggled to make the first insulin. What hope does a high school dropout have?
Please tell us about yourself using 3 adjectives, 1 quirk and a pop culture addiction
3 adjectives: Ruminative, Sagacious, Fecund (I love these words, because they sound horrible but mean something good)
1 quirk: I think of everything in numbers.
Pop culture addiction: Daredevil on Netflix. They did what I love most. They made every character, especially the villains, real people that you could identify with.
Top 3 Pet Peeves
- It literally annoys me to death when people use a certain word incorrectly.
- Using too many exclamation points!!! I wrote a whole blog post about this. http://travisnorwood.com/2015/06/01/a-modest-proposal-for-use-of-exclamation-points/
- Being asked to pick my favorite of something. Most choices are complex and nuanced. Picking a favorite reduces it to a single number, ranked in comparison to other numbers.
Top 5 Favorite Things
Oh. Well this is awkward. Let me give it a try.
- When the kids are all asleep, and I’m laying in bed next to my wife while she reads a book to me.
- The morning, before anyone else in the house wakes up.
- When a fan tells me how a story affected them.
- Finishing a first draft.
- The moment a child really understands something you’re teaching them.
What’s the last song you listened to? “House of Gold” by Twenty One Pilots
Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?
Don’t give up. Be willing to face a lot of rejection. Even after you get published there is still a lot of rejection to come. Even after you pour your heart and soul into it, there will be people who don’t like your work.
This or That
*Morning or Night? Morning
*Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate wins in everything but ice cream (then vanilla with chocolate topping).
*Summer or Winter? Summer (but I really love Fall and Spring best)
*Ebook or Paperback? Ebook. I love my Kindle. Five hundred years ago some people were nostalgic for scrolls when the new-fangled books came out.
*Fantasy or Paranormal? Fantasy (but I was burned out on it pretty hard for a while after Robert Jordan died before completing The Wheel of Time).
*Thank you, Travis, for stopping by and letting us get to know you, it has been fun!!*
About the Author
Travis Norwood lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife and five children. Like Sugar, he would be perfectly happy living in a world emptied of almost all people. But not you, of course. He sincerely hopes you survive the apocalypse.