New book – big trouble


Presenting the Book of the Day: “How I Became a Teenage Survivalist”, written by Julia L. Casey.

One of my favorite genres!! I read the blurb and knew I had to get involved with this book blitz!

Okay, okay, I’ll share:


Bracken is a typical teenage boy, more interested in the angles of the girl’s exposed back teasing him from the seat ahead of him than in anything the geometry teacher could present. His life is filled with school, video games, and thoughts of girls, not necessarily in that order. Life just flows along uneventfully and unacknowledged, like the electricity that courses through the power lines — until PF (Power Failure) Day. On PF Day, the sun strikes Bracken’s world with an unseen surge of electromagnetic fury, which cripples power stations and burns transformers to crispy nuggets of regret.

No one in Bracken’s world had ever thought about how much they depended on electrical power, but now, without it, they are plunged into survival mode. Bracken soon realizes how lucky he is to live on a farm in the Midwest. What seemed like a dull and backwards life before is now the greatest chance for survival in what seems like a powerless world. Food, water, and heat are readily available, although hard work is required to make use of them. Bracken and his family must learn to survive like their ancestors, who settled their land.


Dystopia! Survival! Beating the odds! What’s not to love? And perhaps we could all learn a lesson or two…




The book is sold on Amazon:




And the author herself? Why, she’s right here–in words and pictures anyway:




Julie L. Casey lives in a rural area near St. Joseph, Missouri, with her husband, Jonn Casey, a science teacher, and their three youngest sons. After teaching preschool for fifteen years, she has been homeschooling her four sons for ten years. Julie has bachelor of science degrees in education and computer programming and has written five books, including How I Became a Teenage Survivalist, Time Lost: Teenage Survivalist II, Stop Beating the Dead Horse, In Daddy’s Hands, and Guardians of Holt. She is currently working on the third book in the Teenage Survivalist series, titled Ice Queen: Teenage Survivalist III. She enjoys historical reenacting, wildlife rehabilitation, teaching her children, and writing books that capture the imaginations of young people.


Sounds like someone I’d like to get to know. Just from reading the info above, I can see that we have a lot of interests in common. She sure keeps busy, doesn’t she?

Here’s where we can all learn more about Ms. Casey and her works:


Twitter: @JulieLCasey

Goodreads Author Page:

Amazon Author Page:

There are quite a few of us hosting this book today–to see what others have to say (some have done reviews, others excerpts, etc.), check these blogsites out:


And follow along on the event page.


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Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit our featured author and show her some love!

‘Til next time….


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4 Responses to New book – big trouble

  1. bamauthor says:

    I would hunker down in my rural home. Plenty of farms and water nearby.

  2. Thanks for posting and your kind words!

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