The season premiere of NOVA was a story on the world's deadliest volcanoes. Unknown to most people just below their feet is a hell of unimaginable pressure and heat that fuels the world's thousands of volcanoes. Scientists around the world study these volcanoes in an attempt to better predict the size, scope, and time of future eruptions. Better predictions helps protect life and property.
However, some volcanoes like the one under Yellowstone would unleash staggering damage upon the world's civilization and changes to the earth's climate that no amount of predictive precision would help prevent. At best, any Yellowstone eruption would require society to make significant adaptions and change, possibly throwing humanity back into a stone age.
Unleashing Colter's Hell, my new novel, is about a terrorist attempt to trigger a Yellowstone eruption and unleashing the devastating damage upon the United States. A single park ranger and a rookie FBI agent are all that stand in the way of Armageddon.
Do you live near a volcano? What preparations for an eruptions have you made?
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Spent much of the Christmas break writing. Added 3,000 words to Unleashing Colter's Hell, and passed 54,000 words in total. Also, just heard from my editor and will soon be incorporating his new material and several changes to the story. My current writing is focused on improving the plot and character development. I've got about another 20,000 to go and the book should be done.