Published Today! The latest book from Terry Tyler
A big thank you to Rosie for inviting me onto the blog to talk about my new book, Tipping Point, which is released today.
I’ve been wanting to write about the collapse of civilisation due to a deadly virus for a while, and Tipping Point has been lurking on my desktop in note form for well over a year. I’m fascinated by how people might survive after such catastrophes, when there is no power, no water, finite supplies of food, fuel and medicine, and, of course, no law. But my story is not just about a random virus. It’s about a re-structuring of the world, by the powers behind the thrones … could it actually happen?
The first part of Tipping Point is set in the fictional town of Shipden, in Norfolk, which I based on Cromer, where I used to live. Shipden was the original name for Cromer, before medieval times, and part or all of this is believed to now be under the sea, out past Cromer pier. The second part is set in Elmfield Village in Tyne and Wear, also fictional, and based on Monkton Village, which is near Jarrow.
Book Two of the series, Lindisfarne, is due for release in September. It is set on the island of the same name, in Northumbria; I enjoyed several research trips there, wandering around in the pouring rain on freezing days last winter, taking videos!
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Family Drama, and a bit of love stuff, too.
Length: Approx 90K words (average novel length)
Here’s the Tipping Point blurb:
‘I didn’t know danger was floating behind us on the breeze as we walked along the beach, seeping in through the windows of our picture postcard life.’
The year is 2024. A new social networking site bursts onto the scene. Private Life promises total privacy, with freebies and financial incentives for all. Across the world, a record number of users sign up.
A deadly virus is discovered in a little known African province, and it’s spreading—fast. The UK announces a countrywide vaccination programme. Members of underground group Unicorn believe the disease to be man-made, and that the people are being fed lies driven by a vast conspiracy.
Vicky Keating’s boyfriend, Dex, is working for Unicorn over two hundred miles away when the first UK outbreak is detected in her home town of Shipden, on the Norfolk coast. The town is placed under military controlled quarantine and, despite official assurances that there is no need for panic, within days the virus is unstoppable.
More About Terry
Terry Tyler has published fourteen books on Amazon, ranging from family dramas and a novella about three writers, to a serial killer thriller and her current post apocalyptic series; what they have in common is that they are character driven and based around her interest in all things psychological. Several have won online awards. She is an avid reader and book reviewer, loves The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and is a newly converted vegan who is still trying to work out what she can actually eat. She lives in the north east of England with her husband.
Terry reviews books on her blog http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
and writes for a popular TWD fansite http://twdfansite.com/author/terry-tyler/