Book 5 is LIVE Today!

LIVE TODAY! Worst Case Scenario – Book 5: Militia, has been released! Thank you to the hundreds of fans that pre-ordered the book, I hope you enjoy reading the story! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014C0MH6S

Happy to release the fifth installment of the WCS series.
Happy to release the fifth installment of the WCS series.
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“I Don’t Do Zombie”

I’d like to thank Summer Lane, fellow author and creator of the Collapse Series of books. She has featured an interview with me on her blog…if you want to know why authors write, and what funky things inspire them, check it out here: summer

http://www.writingbelle.com/2015/05/worst-case-scenario-bestselling-post.html

If you prefer Goodreads, go here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5823376.Summer_Lane

Finally, the title of this blog is explained in the interview…just saying.

Peace,

Allen

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I Love When The Press Wants to Tell You Something Scary

Okay…what they were discussing on ‘Happening Now’, one of the Fox News early afternoon shows, is the reality of an EMP attack and what it could do to the national power grid.  For those that do not know, an EMP, or electromagnetic pulse is a pulse of intense power that would/could melt computer transistors and electrical wiring…basically anything that runs on electricity could be rendered useless.  IE: No more nightlights or Internet, etc.

nukeandusaAs you know, I just wrote an entire series of fiction books about a family facing this very situation, called ‘Worst Case Scenario.’ I kind of get what the potential is, not only with the immediate impact, but the potential breakdown of social order that could come with a population that is not ready to his ALL STOP on digital life!

But, back to Fox News…during the interview, the expert actually used the title of my book, ‘Worst Case Scenario’ to paint the picture of how vulnerable the US civilian population is to this kind of threat.  I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER ADVERTISING!!!

Now, as a public service, in an attempt to educate your friends on how real this potential threat is, and that it is something that you can prepare for, please share this blog around!  Each of the links has bits of info about an EMP and what it could do.  There is also a really great story, with a few pointers, that you can enjoy dowload from Amazon!

Here are the links:

Worst Case Scenario: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00USONRLW

Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4215635438001/experts-warn-emp-attack-could-cripple-infrastructure/?playlist_id=930909808001#sp=show-clips

Wall Street Journal article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-threat-to-melt-the-electric-grid-1430436815

Thanks…be safe!

GAM

Books by G. Allen Mercer:

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario: Bug Out, Book 2

Worst Case Scenario: Invasion, Book 3

Underlying Grace

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The Rip Current of Evil

It is Good Friday and I have just spent a wonderful day on the Gulf of Mexico with my wife and daughter. I have never been somewhere else besides home during Holy Week. At first I was apprehensive about this change, but realized that God put this wonderful feature, called the ocean, in our life for our enjoyment.

rip-current2And it was this wonderful ocean, and a great conversation with my wife on the rental condo balcony that got me thinking about something that has been eating away at me for years.

I really never had a name for this thing that I have been feeling, but when talking about it I would flail my hands around wildly with an expression on my face that said, ‘don’t you get what I’m thinking?’ What I was thinking about was this ever present thing called doubt, pain, carnage…it’s called evil.

I mean, I look at all of these things and wonder, ‘it’s not JUST the media that has an agenda and is presenting stories and events that negatively impact our lives. Is it?’

I mean, why does a business owner, a family that owns a pizza shop, have to have death threats against him and his family just because they were asked a hypothetical question about hosting a wedding for a gay couple? And why do we have to accept an agreement as gospel with a country that holds the destruction of another country as their doctrine, as policy for our country? (I’m talking about Iran and Israel and our blind acceptance that these people are gong to do what they promise…after having a ‘Kill America’ parade earlier this week.) Just saying.

So, back to the ocean and my point. I really think that we have slowly been sucked into a Rip Current of Evil in this world. The waves of life keep crashing, but our legs are being pulled out from beneath us and we are being dragged out further into the depths.

Not a pleasant visual, but think about it. ISIS has beheaded hundreds of Christians…I said HUNDREDS! They are selling children and women with the hopes of having new ISIS members, new babies, to take up the cause. They are teaching children that it is OKAY to pull the trigger to kill people that don’t think/act/look like/worship like them…human beings.

In our own country, politicians at the highest levels of office gleefully admit that they lied about things to further their own political agenda…not for the betterment of the country, or the down trodden, but to keep them and their own ilk in power. I should say, that this happens on both sides of the aisle.

So, like the giant waves that my daughter and I were riding on our boogie boards this afternoon, every time we put our feet down to the sandy bottom, we had to fight the rip current…is that what we need to do now with society? Do we really ride the surface with glee and then once the ride stops realize that we have moved further down the beach…further towards evil?

I don’t know, but I fear that the answer is, ‘yes.’ It pains me to say that. I am an optimist by nature. Which goes counter to my book series, Worst Case Scenario…I get that. But it also sails true with my Underlying Grace series; even though we have seen the worst, there is always something better waiting.

So, I have to believe that with every rip tide or rip current of evil there is a greater current of grace that will wipe away the effects of crashing waves and create a current that will circle the world with warmth, grace and love. After all, it’s Good Friday. I can think of no greater current to be trapped in than that of love by our Creator!

Surf’s up!

Peace,

Allen

Books by G. Allen Mercer:

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario: Bug Out, Book 2

Worst Case Scenario: Invasion, Book 3

Underlying Grace

Mighty To Save: The Underlying Grace Series (June 2015)

Justin Flowers and the Orb of Time (Rerelease August 2015)

 

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Midnight Writer: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Are you working for your passion?
Are you working for your passion?

Don’t quit your day job. You’ve heard this advice before.

Should you take this advice? Perhaps, then again, perhaps not. You see, creative writing is my passion. Publishing stories about people and events that only exist in my mind is how I deal with the pressures of the day job. So, should I quit my day job to be a full time writer and kiss those pressures goodbye? Well, let’s look at some things, because you might be asking yourself a very similar question.

Time: I’ve been asked this question repeatedly through the years, ‘when do you find time to write?’ My answer is rooted in the timelessness of the answer. Since writing is my passion, I make the time.

I wrote most of my first published book at the kitchen table after the family had turned in for the night. Sure I was tired too, but when you are doing something that you are passionate about…it’s just not work.

Now, numerous years later, I have several books published with three separate series crossing three different genres. I consider myself a professional author, as well as an industrial corporate sales executive. Call it a dual identity if you like, but in reality I could not have one career without the other.

Process: I have approached this transition from midnight writer to trending author by applying the lessons I learned in the business world to the art of writing. I use my marketing skills, honed by working with large public manufacturing companies, to creatively stay ahead of the market and craft what I think people want to read.  Apparently corporate process has a place next to creative expression!

Rewards: As I have progressed, both in job title and book titles, I can easily see that one career calls to me above the other. But, make no mistake; I have no expectation of ditching my corporate career. In fact, I find myself working harder than ever. I am very good at what I do and enjoy outstripping my competition on a regular basis. I also appreciate the experiences of working with diverse people and, of course, the financial rewards allow me to sit at the kitchen table after everyone has gone to bed.

Sounds like, in my case, I have my answer.

So, should you quit your day job?

Not up to me to decide.

But, perhaps the question is, should you find ways to turn your passion into the job you love? I would have to say, if it’s your passion, then you might want to figure out how to burn a little midnight oil.

Books by G. Allen Mercer:

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario: Bug Out, Book 2

Worst Case Scenario: Invasion, Book 3

Underlying Grace

Mighty To Save: The Underlying Grace Series (June 2015)

Justin Flowers and the Orb of Time (Re-release August 2015)

 

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