Christian fiction, dystopian christian fiction, The Remnant Series Comments: 31

Research behind Light of Dawn

Light of DawnThe third and final book in my remnant series released a few days ago. Today I want to share with you some of the research that went into that book. I’ll admit, it was a real hoot to write, and the things I learned? Well they give me a lot of optimism about our future.

  • Alternative energy is a real thing, and I mean on a small scale that the individual family can
    use. Solar power and wind power can supplement what we receive from the electric company. The problem is that it’s very expensive to convert over. Hopefully, in the near future, those prices will come down.
  • Technology is pretty amazing. I’d never heard of things like wave energy or 3D printed trees, but they exist and are being used on a marginal basis throughout the world.
  • There are still large areas of undeveloped land throughout the United States. It’s easy to forget that if you live in a large metropolitan area, but visit the flint hills of Kansas, or the prairies of west Texas, or the high desert in Colorado and you will find mile after mile of barely inhabitedland that can provide resources and homesites for folks.
  • People are resourceful, especially the millennial generation. I think these young people often don’t receive the credit due them. While it’s true that they are “plugged in” much of the time, they are also very intelligent, compassionate men and women. They are also problem solvers with analytical brains.

I had a blast writing this series. It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever written, because the story seemed to unfold by itself. I’m asked at least once a week if there will be more books after Light of Dawn. Unfortunately, the publisher of this series (Harvest House) is closing their fiction line. But there’s a possibility that I’ll continue this series and release them as independent books in the future.

Now it’s your turn. Tell me something that you appreciate about the millennial generation. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to receive a $10 Amazon certificate. Last week’s winner was Amy P.



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31 thoughts on “Research…

  1. Connie Ruggles

    I think the millenials’ aptitude for technology, especially dealing with computers/wireless, is both a blessing and a curse for all of us. But they certainly lead the charge when it comes to exploring the Internet and all of its’ riches.

  2. Debra Earls

    I think the millennials are able to research anything they need to find out by “googling” it. This knowledge can be helpful to them in their everyday lives, job searches, schooling, etc. You can find out anything you need to know on the internet. It’s a lot different than when I was in school in the late 70’s.

  3. Tiffany Hall

    While I was only born in the early 80’s, I am amazed at the technology advances even my small children have learned! And the simple fact that they literally do all their school work online with online texts books just makes me feel “old”. I literally learn something new from them every time I sit down with them!

  4. Lori Smanski

    I find that a lot of millennials are very tech savvy. this is good because that is where our world is going. as for my two children and their friends they are a great bunch of kids that look at the world and say “how can I make a difference in others llives?”

  5. Dedezoomsalot (@DedeZoomsalot)

    I appreciate that so many in the millenial generation feel like the world is their oyster. I’m a teacher so I’ve seen many students grow up and into the world. They’re unafraid to travel, try new things, and live life!

    (PS I haven’t had a chance to read the Remnant series but I so want to. I’ve followed it on blogs and it sounds amazing!)

  6. Diane B

    I appreciate the fact the millennials are so quick to learn and to adapt to so much new technology. I can barely keep up with it and sometimes, don’t even keep up!

  7. Nancy Horn

    I have grown to appreciate the cell phone. While mine is not a smart phone, it keeps me connected with those important to me, more so than my computer. I am not, however, a big “fan” of texting. It takes way too long and uses way too much time that could be used for other things. I would rather talk, state my case, hang up and move on to something else!!!

  8. Paula Akers

    I think they are better able than prior generations to realize what we do today has an impact many generations ahead and finding a balance between meeting our needs today while keeping an eye to the future (wisely using resources).

  9. Teresa Collett

    Seems to me that the millennial generation is not only focused on the development of technology but is also concerned about the appropriate use of technology. Maybe we are returning to being more people-oriented first, technology second. Hmmm…

  10. Kay Bennett

    Although I cannot stand the constant use of their phones, I guess there are so many more good things the phones are good for. Of course mine is over 17 years old so I do not know for sure, lol

  11. Cathy Daniel

    I hate blanket statements about any people group! But since you’re asking positives, I’d say their ability to change and be more open minded than prior generations (overall)

  12. Heather Harden

    As someone who’s about to graduate with college loan debt, I’d be happy to homestead in an underdeveloped corner of the U.S., if I could get the land for free.
    If I win, I’ll use the gift card to buy books for the volunteer literacy project that I run.

  13. Patty

    I think they are not so tied down with tradition and also location. Always willing to try something new.

  14. Annie JC @JustCommonly

    I’m sad about Harvest House’s fiction line coming to a close as I’ve had quite a few favorites from them!

    In today’s age, I think with each technological advance, we lose a bit of what makes the “old fashion” way of doing things great. Yes, the ease of convenience have increased, but the lost of what makes humans self-reliant in terms of survival have changed.