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 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!
DAWN OF OPPRESSION by D.I. TELBAT is Book Two of the LAST DAWN SERIES, a Christian Post-apocalyptic, End Times Novel.
Twenty-one years after the collapse of America, the land has fallen to the evil Appalachian Federation, based in NYC. Christians who refuse to comply with new religious policies are arrested and executed. Chancellor Obrador, leader of the Federation, expects no one to challenge his harsh treatment of so many undesirables. Except he’s made one terrible mistake: COIL has infiltrated his administration, and their new strategist is someone he least expects.
COIL rises from the ashes in this second book of the Last Dawn Series. In the shadows of New York City, Corban Dowler applies his tradecraft now as an aging man. Although he seems to be working alone to protect hundreds of Christians across the region, God provides unlikely allies to work beside him. And one of those allies is at the top of the ruthless government.
Brian Steelman has returned from the West to face his past within the Federation. He has hunted and captured more Christians for the government than any other, and the chancellor will do anything to put his top killer back into action. But an underground revolt must be squashed before it spreads further. The leading culprit is a mysterious woman whose code name is Radiant Shade, and the chancellor wants her dead!
Heartbreak and anguish plague the land, but where God’s people refuse to be silenced, His light shines. Corban Dowler is one of those lights, beside his blind daughter, Jenna, who bears a secret that could cost them their lives. Through examples of self-sacrifice and coded communications, the elite COIL operatives understand that though they are isolated from one another, they are united by their Savior, Jesus Christ. There is little hope for believers across the country, unless COIL’s next generation of agents stands against an enemy the likes of which the land has never seen before. Operation Esther may be their only hope . . .
In America’s last days, only the steadfast will survive!
Dawn of Oppression is a 118,000-word apocalyptic novel. Bonuses include: an author note, two maps, a glossary, a character sketch, and a teaser for Book Three of the series, Dawn of Subjection, due out summer 2020.
DAWN OF SUBJECTION: America’s Last Days by D.I. TELBAT is Book Three of the LAST DAWN Series, a Christian Post-apocalyptic, End Times Novel.
Violence and subjection dawns across America in her last days as the New Federation flexes its muscle under a new administration. Under COIL leadership, Christian refugees flee for their lives toward the West, as killers have been tasked to hunt them down.
In this new age of unrest and persecution, Levi Caspertein exchanges caution for mercy to care for an injured enemy who has lost all hope in living. Jenna Dowler and Chen Li are kidnapped by human traffickers, but their faith in God’s providence lifts their resolve to serve rather than strive. It seems unlikely that Nathan Isaacson will be able to rescue his wife and the blind woman before they are sold or killed.
Meanwhile, Rex Caspertein grits his teeth in determination, buries the dead, and leads the refugees toward the setting sun. Hunger, thirst, and fear threaten his humble band of Christian families, and although he can identify the armed convoy chasing them, he can only suspect the sedition within his own party.
As Book Three of the Last Dawn Series erupts in loss, heartache, and weariness, God’s people set aside their own wounds to patiently care for the lost around them. The sun seems to set on any hope for the future, while the dawn of subjection rises behind them. And yet, there is love, even in the midst of sorrow . . .
In America’s last days, only the steadfast will survive!
Dawn of Subjection is a 90,000-word Christian apocalyptic novel. Bonuses include: an author note, a map, a character sketch, and a teaser for Book Four of the series, Dawn of Tribulation, coming early 2021.
In the movies of Emperial, the largest of the Seven Metropolises, everything is real and is broadcast live on TV and on the Screens.
Max Stranger never knows what might happen during his performance in the film. Like the other Actors, he always has to put his mind to sleep so that the Film Coordinators can activate a whole new consciousness hidden in a special microchip in his brain and invented by Film Creators. It’s a consciousness of the Movie Character. When Max starts to play the role with a dormant mind, filmmakers send thoughts to microchip forcing the Character to do everything what script requires.
The worst begins when the ruthless Autarch approves the great production, a post-apocalyptic series – SEVEN PLAYERS. SEASON 1. Max and his girlfriend, Lara, are chosen to be the main characters. The strangest thing is, they have to play the roles of… the lovers.
The action of the series will take place outside the Seven Metropolises where spreads the ravaged wilderness inhabited by unknown mutants. Death can lurk at every turn. Anyone can die. Even a leading actor…
Seven Players is the first instalment of the dystopian series, a novella set in a world of the Seven Metropolises.
When a widespread series of explosions brings society crashing down around them, James and Charlotte are initially left with only one another as they struggle to survive.
As the modern world collapses, people driven by starvation and panic, as well as those with evil intentions, prove to be more of a threat than the explosions themselves. With unrest growing in the metropolitan city of Langford, and with the situation becoming too dangerous for even the police and military, these two strangers make a pact to look out for one another as they flee for their lives.
Along the way they stumble upon survivors waiting to be saved. When James and Charlotte share their plans to head into the woods where they will live off the land and attempt to escape the chaos of the outside world, this unlikely group decides to leave civilization behind and work together for the good of the whole.
This group of survivors is woefully unprepared for what life becomes after the Fall, where the simplest mistake can mean mortal danger. In this new reality, they must contend with both the perils of the natural world and the threat of dangerous men who use the collapse of society to prey on those weaker than themselves. Sanity and morality are under constant threat as this group struggles to survive, each of them facing life-changing physical and emotional battles.
Will this group of strangers, bonded by tragedy, have what it takes to survive a world that has fallen around them?
Does nature vs nurture matter, when death is your only option?
Orphaned twin boys are raised by a woodsman they call “Uncle,” away from the society he bitterly left years ago. Trained in the arts of the woodsman, they became the ultimate hunting, fishing, surviving and killing forces that Uncle had designed them to be.
However, Uncle knew he was leaving this world and that the twins would be okay with the world. What Uncle could have never known was if the world would be okay with the twins.
When changing lives is not an option, the twins must begin to take lives. Enjoy this fast paced, thrilling outdoors adventure novel as the Twins battle against the society that wants to end their woodland way of life.
Twins of Prey is W.C. Hoffman’s first novel in the Twins of Prey series.
1939 Torun, Poland; the journey was perilous. The Mayer family; Peter, Mary his wife and their two sons John and Vladek, were under deep peril and had a decision to make. Early in the morning Peter was conscripted to a mandatory sentence by regulation under the threat of death at gunpoint by the Gestapo to be the “Volksdeutsche,” informer. Peter had no choice but to immediately leave Torun to flee to his cousin Klaus Kramke. He settled near the borders of Germany and Lithuania. Peter became one of many hundreds of migratory people without a name, identity, or a place to call home. Peter was victimized, attacked and left for dead on one of his trips to Lithuania. Unable to care for his own needs and bad bodily injuries, Peter was taken in as a refugee. Peter’s memory was obscured. In 1940 Peter was forced to join the Russian army. In 1941 the German army invaded Russia and Lithuanian provinces. Capture and transfer was inevitable to the infamous “Stalag 18” camp for migratory prisoners. Providence was with Peter and even as an unknown without a past he was recognized by family, his cousin Klaus. In 1943 Klaus and Peter escaped from Stalag 18 and fled to Olsztyn and later to his native home town Torun. In 1945 the Russian invaders liberated Torun. After the war Peter had his mind set on true freedom. The Baltic Sea was the only way to freedom; this idea never left his mind. Accounts from “Hell to Reality” is loosely based on the harrowing accounts of war, persecution and an identity that never left or abandoned Peter. Names and locations were changed.
Blague is a defiler, a criminal, a demon… to most of the world. But to some, he is a liberator. Scorned and banished, he knew that this wasn’t to be his end – that something, somewhere deep, burned within him. A power so immense that it would define the legacy of an entire rebellion, if only he could ever unlock it.
His past is a cold mess. After his mother and father were stolen from him, after he witnessed the murder of the person he loved most in this world… there was nothing left to take. He’d lost everything to the Hiezers.
Now he treks in exile, as a Sin, witnessing more of the Hiezer atrocities. He watches causeless violence, innocents dragged away, permanently, for some dark experimental objective. Now more than ever, renewed purpose is clear – Blague must break the chains, and he must unleash his inner demons to do it.
It’s here, with a multifarious group of able misfits that his journey takes shape, one with a singular facet that holds true throughout it all – their suffering has only just begun.
Teenage heiress Kaya experiences her first taste of freedom when she’s kidnapped from her sheltered life. But as she forms an unlikely connection with her abductor, Luke, her adventure takes a strange turn. Now, as her father’s men and her devoted bodyguard scour the woods to find her, she wonders if staying in the arms of her abductor is the safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is saying—her head is saying run…
There is nothing magical about growing up in a mountainside castle, when it’s your prison. Kaya’s ruthless and powerful father keeps her under lock and key, watched every second of the day–and Kaya’s not really sure why. She’s just a normal girl…no one special. She doesn’t understand her father’s obsession with her safety – until she is kidnapped.
Dragged through a brutal wilderness, Kaya’s captor shows her the devastating truth, and even though he has dark secrets of his own, she is inexplicably drawn to him–when the stars are in your eyes, sometimes the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Passion obliterates common sense. Love… makes you reckless.
Dangerously passionate and darkly romantic, SERENADE is a page-turning thriller and seductive love story.