How It Ends

What would you do if you found yourself in lockdown, in a town far from home, when you realise the dead aren’t staying dead? John and Kyra, two friends, have to ask themselves just that question. Stuck in Whitby, a seaside town on the coast of England, the two friends find themselves observers at the end of the world. The choices they make, the things they need to do, are all to ensure they survive what comes. This is their story of survival. This is How it Ends.

Meet Richard Murray

A reader, writer and lover of fiction. I explore worlds in my imagination and put pen to paper to share those with you.

Aurthera and the Island of Dread

“Look Kid! You’re going to see a lot of death on the island. You’d better get used to it now; otherwise, the jungle will devour you!” Aurthera barely survives when her pod crash lands on a strange planet. The inheritor of a great responsibility, and if she fails all life in the universe will be at risk. Except right now, she doesn’t know that, in fact she can’t remember anything except her name and a promise that she can never break. She discovers other children, and like her they can’t remember anything, except their names The clock is ticking down to find a way off the island but outside the safety of camp is a jungle filled with death traps, alien monsters and worst of all… the Xendacor. Will Aurthera and her friends be able to uncover the secrets of the island and make it out alive or will the behemoth called the Xendacor, get them first? Join Aurthera and the lost children in the first book of the series as they face the island trials and discover the organization who put them there; and fight to survive on a hostile alien planet.

Meet Karim Giblett

By age 25 K.H. Giblett had traveled to 26 countries working as a translator for the UN. He’s worked in war zones in the Middle East, and helped broker deals in Africa, India, and Europe. One day he gave it all up and focused on unravelling the secrets of our past. Not much else is known about Mr Giblett. Some say he discovered something and now works tirelessly translating old stories.

The Games of Cordella

A dystopian contemporary fantasy mystery where a feared magical assassin meets a socially outcasted mortal noble boy. To win the Survival Game, participants must survive for two years in an area known as the Dark Zone, where the forever elusive monsters come out after dark. Levi once thought that the scariest thing were the monsters, but it turned out that human nature was worse. He is drawn to the mysterious participants called Graphique, around whom he feels the most free. A light of hope in the two years of hell, not made hell by the fact that he’s in the games, but by those around him. An urge for freedom of expression will have its consequences. How will he choose? How will everyone else choose? Teenagers will be teenagers. But what will be the consequences of their actions?

Meet NineRings

NineRings is bilingual Australian Chinese non-binary author who sees the world through very different lens as a result of their upbringing. Aside from writing, they are a cellist, flutist and artist, stubbornly choosing to create the covers of their novel as ‘it holds a personal connection’. The story of the universe known as the Nine Rings, developed over many years of spacing out in class and at work, extends across all of their novels under the same pen name regardless of the original language of publishing.

Aurthera and the Kingdom of Torment

“Sure, you probably think I’m evil. But you’re a naïve little girl who knows nothing of the true horrors waiting for us in the cold vacuum of space.” Aurthera is defeated! All her friends have turned against her, and worse, she’s been imprisoned in the deepest dungeon. Yet, even when darkness fills her world, there is hope. A rebel faction called the under children, risk it all to attempt a daring rescue. Aurthera and her new friends soon find themselves hunted by king Deimos and his army of blade masters. While on the run, Aurthera and the rebels find unlikely allies. The people of Sabral are restless; they may appear happy and well off on the outside, but all are subject to Arkadian law. Every year they must send their children to die in the trials. She soon finds herself fighting to liberate this nation from Deimos’s grasp. She must face peerless blade masters, genetically modified monsters and even her former friends. Her greatest enemy is King Deimos; he is a blade master of unimaginable might. Will Aurthera survive the Kingdom of Torment? Or are her enemies too great to be defeated? Join us in this epic conclusion to the Journey of the Lost Children Saga!

Meet K.H Giblett

Before the age of 25, K.H. Giblett had travelled the world working as a translator for the UN. He’s worked in battle zones in the Middle East and helped broker deals in Africa, India, and Europe. Then one day, he gave it all up, focusing on the history and working to unravel the secrets of our past. Not much else is known about Mr Giblett. Some say he discovered something and now works tirelessly translating old stories.

Aurthera and the Sea of Woe

Join Aurthera in a gritty and futuristic quest to uncover the secrets of the Island trials and find a safe harbour. “Well, my lovelies, the choice is yours, though don’t you dare think of breaking up this merry little band. Or we’ll kill all of you.” In this epic instalment, Aurthera lays close to death. The lost children flee the evil metal men and end up adrift at sea with no food or water. After being pushed to the brink of death the children uncover a strange island which seems idyllic at first. Little do they know of the dark things the island has in store for them, white sands and bioluminescent plants. Vicious beasts, venomous insects and worst of all, the mysterious fish-people who lurk in the deep, just waiting to strike. Aurthera and her friends take to the high sea’s, with nothing but their wits and their will to survive. Many trials await, yet through it all the cunning nameless one watches and waits for her chance to strike. Will Aurthera and the lost children make it out alive, or will the final stretch of the island trials spell their doom?

Meet Karim Giblett

Before the age of 25, K.H. Giblett had travelled the world working as a translator for the UN. He’s worked in battle zones in the Middle East and helped broker deals in Africa, India, and Europe. Then one day, he gave it all up, focusing on the history and working to unravel the secrets of our past. Not much else is known about Mr Giblett. Some say he discovered something and now works tirelessly translating old stories.

Aurthera and the Lords of Misery

“This planet’s true ruler does not want anyone escaping, get this ship into orbit, and you’ll get blasted into chunks. Sorry kids, but we’re all trapped down here.” The Island trials are finally over, but a greater challenge lies in store for Aurthera and her friends. Cojan and his evil Red Lords control the lands beyond the proving grounds. Their rein is absolute, and they rule this planet with an iron grip. Their armies of black knights pillaged and enslaved the free peoples. All live in fear of the knights, and the lost children soon find themselves coming face to face with the lords. Can Aurthera and her friends survive against the forces of tyranny? Or have they finally met their match once and for all? Blood will be shed, children will fall, and a legend will rise. Join Aurthera in this epic next step in the Journey of the lost children Saga!

Meet Karim Giblett

Rescuers From Illur

Very few in the worn encampment even notice the boy they have known since birth. With feelings of not being liked or cared for, Edan spends his days exploring and only returns for meager shelter during the night. Believing he is fine on his own, the quiet boy has adapted to rely only on himself. Strangers arrive at a camp built around a structure that was long ago a wondrous house. They come on the heels of fear, but bring knowledge and the promise of travel to a thriving society. The possibility of prosperity within a world of hard work and nothingness would mean tremendous change for those living in the camp. Edan is wary, but interested in the strangers and soon connects with one who believes she is meant to save his people. As Edan’s bond grows with the captivating girl, Vita, the strangers ready themselves to return to Illur with the people of the encampment. Even though he has every reason to go, it is a struggle for Edan to leave the only place he has known to travel somewhere he hopes exists. Trust is hard won for a boy who is used to being alone, but loyalty seems rooted in his soul. He wants to believe, for himself and all the others of his camp who wonder if they can find a better life in Illur. When the strangers come, will you go with them? Book 2 of Divine Land of Illur series – Snare of Illur out on May 10th, 2022

Meet Cajah Reed

With in-depth education and experience in psychology, sociology, and welfare work, Cajah has unique insight into various behaviors within society. She uses this knowledge to construct immersive worlds, dynamic interactions between characters, and inventive storylines. This author is also conscious of the impact trauma can have on individuals and the immense work it takes to build trust. Due to this, she digs deep into internal conflicts within characters to tell the emotional and often raw story in an authentic way.

The Night the Bridge Collapsed

A True Story This non-fiction novella relates the story of what happened to the Spokane Street Bridge in Post Falls, Idaho in 1971. All proceeds are donated to the local museum.

Meet N. A. Nation

I’m retired and love writing about fiction. This story affected me as I grew and lived in this town. As a result I now write nonfiction occurring in my life. This is one of them.

Finding Resilience: Lessons learned from getting lost in the Borneo jungle

When plans for a rendezvous with local guides went awry, author Steve Camkin, Ph.D., and his trekking partner, Mukhtar Makussara, found themselves in a remote corner of the Borneo jungle with little food, no maps, and no local guides. After making their own way, they emerged 16 days later onto a riverbank where they were able to attract the attention of locals who had been searching for them.

Finding Resilience: Lessons Learned from Getting Lost in the Borneo Jungle describes strategies you can use to:
Analyze a life or business situation you have been thrust into;
Deal with emotional and mental disorientation;
Survive, adapt and thrive in ambiguous situations;
Maintain resilience while dealing with setbacks;
Extract learning from life’s challenges.


Meet Steve Camkin

Steve Camkin is the author of the Amazon International Bestseller High Altitude Leadership: Small steps to get you to the top of big mountains. Steve has led or participated in wilderness expeditions for over 35 years on 7 continents including climbing the “Seven Summits.” For the last 13 years, through his own company, he has acted as an international leadership development coach and consultant in 18 countries. Prior to that held leadership positions inside global high-tech companies. He has served in the Australian and New Zealand Armies, as an Outward Bound Instructor in Australia and the U.S.A. and on Search and Rescue Teams in Australia and The U.S.A. Steve has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems Design. Having grown up in Australia and New Zealand he now lives in Boise, Idaho where he can be found skiing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking in his spare time.

DAWN of AFFLICTION: America’s Last Days

DAWN of AFFLICTION: America's Last Days (Last Dawn Series Book 1) - ASIN B07M6Y7JQY

Dawn of Affliction is the 2019 GOLD MEDAL WINNER in Christian Thriller Category of the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

DAWN OF AFFLICTION by D.I. TELBAT is Book One of the LAST DAWN SERIES, a Christian Post-apocalyptic, End Times Novel.

Twenty years have passed since the Meridia Virus ravaged America. Cities have burned and civilization has crumbled. One hundred million have died, leaving behind a suspicious, selfish populace in small settlements across the scarred landscape.

But out of the charred ruins of San Diego, Levi Caspertein emerges. For twenty years, he’s grown up in the shadow of his heroic father, Titus. Now, Levi must respond on his own to a disturbing communication he receives from New York. An old friend, Jenna Dowler, is in trouble.

With bold faith, Levi sets off on foot to the east, crossing desert wasteland into the Plains Zone where travelers are sooner shot than welcomed. Behind him, a rogue military general—who wants COIL’s stockpiled weaponry—is chasing him. But Levi won’t be hindered unnecessarily from his trek east, even with his mother and cousin in tow, and he stands courageously for Jesus Christ.

At every town and resupply stop, Levi is thrust into fresh misery, violence, and strife. Each person who joins him is put at risk, but every enemy who stands against him must look down his barrel of determination to care first for the afflicted. He is a Caspertein. He is a Christian. And America desperately needs a symbol of hope—a new dawn—in her smoking ruin.

The needs are intense and God’s people are ready, but evil has never been more brutal . . .

Read Dawn of Affliction, a 123,000-word novel, which follows the COIL and STEADFAST timeline. (You may want to first read The STEADFAST Series, in which the setting is similar in America’s Last Days after the pandemic.) Bonuses included: an author note, three FREE maps, a glossary, a character sketch, and a teaser for Book Two of the series, Dawn of Oppression.

In America’s Last Days, only the steadfast will survive!

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