Rationem: an account…a story…a reason. And a title.
I started writing a little sci fi tale last summer with every intention of it being a therapeutic novella to emotionally deal with the global pandemic. Quickly, it became a different reflection, a far more personal one which I didn’t even realize was spilling out of me until weeks ago. These last two and a half years of my life have been some of the hardest I’ve ever faced, and simultaneously, some of the best years I have experienced yet .
I have lost more than I ever thought I could and still be breathing, and I surprised myself by not only surviving but learning how to thrive in chaos. A hard, painful, and valuable lesson.
Then, I took that shit, and made it into a post-apocalyptic thrill ride of a novel.
Still, what Rationem is really about isn’t just a global pandemic. It isn’t just about rogue army units or cannibal tribes or a Mad Max: Fury Road level of gunfighting, action, and adventure.
It’s about finding your people. Fighting for them. Loving them. Doing everything you can for each other when times are hard. When I moved to Bend, I had no inclination whatsoever that what I would find here would save me – and what I found here was family.
Rationem is a love song to my friends. The badass bitches who make my heart soar, who make me a better human being, who see me for who I am; and of course, the men who have our backs when we need them.
Rationem is my third novel. My debut novel, West of Hell, and it’s sequel East of Hell in the ’Of Hell’ Trilogy, can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and many local retailers.