If you haven’t heard about these postapocalyptic novels before, these will definitely shake you up and make you want to start preparing (if you haven’t already). You can read my thoughts about his first 2 books on this post – The New World Series: Surviving an EMP Attack.
Instead of listening to me, I’m honored to have the author himself (G. Michael Hopf), share his thoughts with us about his latest book!
About His New Book:
Tell me about your new book – Sanctuary.
Sanctuary is Book 3 of The New World series, it follows, The Long Road and continues to follow the main point of view characters from the series as they continue to struggle to survive in a post super-EMP world.
Tell us a little about your book series.
Sanctuary is book 3 of The New World series, there will be a total of 7 books in the series.
Give us an insight into your main character – Gordon. What does he do that is so special?
Gordon Van Zandt is the main protagonist. I write him as a man that is not perfect, he doesn’t have all the answers, he’s not the perfect prepper, but a man attempting to carve out an existence in a very violent post apocalyptic world.
He is a devoted family man, he’s strong, has morals and a code he lives by but at the same time is willing to do questionable things to those who cross him or his family.
How much of the book is realistic?
I think the book is entirely realistic. What I do in my series that seperates it from other prepper type fiction is I don’t get into the weeds explaining how to put together a bug out bag, I explore human interaction and reaction to scenarios and situations that any one of us could encounter if or when the SHTF.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Many of my characters talk and act like people I know in my real life. I use the real world to pull from and get inspiration.
What is the main message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
I don’t have an in your face message. My book is entertainment but at the same time what my fans say the message they get from the series is to be prepared.
His Writing Process:
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?
I have always loved post apocalyptic or dystopian type fiction. I have always been fascinated with the ‘what if’ type futures we all might encounter.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start writing?
I embarked on my writing career in 2012. I have now completed Book 4 of my series and it’s in editing.
How did you come up with the title?
The title for Sanctuary came from what the characters are seeking in the series at the point in Book 3.
How long did it take to write Sanctuary?
6 weeks to write first draft, 2 months to edit
Did you learn anything from writing your book?
That writing a book is not as hard as people think it is.
Do you have plans for another book?
I have plans for 4 more in The New World series and I’m writing a spin off series as well.
About G. Michael Hopf:
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
My background is diverse with a few different adventure jobs before I settled down to write. I am a former Marine and combat veteran, Commercial Diver for a few years, Executive Protection Agent (Bodyguard) for 10 years, Real Estate, Entrepreneur and now bestselling author.
So, what have you written?
Do you have any favorite authors or books?
Anything by Ernest Hemingway
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
To continue to write and provide material to my readers.
What are you working on now?
Just completed rewrites on Book 4 of The New World series and I’m writing book 1 of a spin off series about a fan favorite character from The New World.
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
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