Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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WEEKS: A Book by Jasyn T. Turley #fiction #writing #zombies #scifi





WEEKS: A Book

By Jasyn Turley

WEEKS was for me growing up, a game played between my cousins, brother and myself and had no real storyline to it. First we were just playing around with multiple sub-genre themes of Science Fiction, including some horror aspects. Eventually, me and my family moved to Independence, Missouri where our friend Katie joined us and the theme became rooted in our adventures of a zombie apocalypse. At first, our characters didn’t even have steady names. But in the end, we came down to just calling ourselves: Phil, Tim, and Dakota, the names of my three main protagonists’.
           
Years rolled by and we continued with our game, until the summer of 2009, where I decided it would be fun to write out our adventures into a book. Thus our little game had evolved into a novel which I would continue to revise, rewrite and expand upon for the next 10+ years. Oh did I expand on it. Eventually, my three protagonists mentioned above became wholly different than the versions of them we had played as. A fine line developed between game and book, and after this writing became an obsession for me.
           
Now, WEEKS is its original piece and in 2016 I decided that the newly revised Rough draft I had written was going to be its final makeover. So over the next 3+ years, I worked tirelessly to self-edit, critique and research to make my final rough draft as good as I could make it. Over the years I’ve developed drafts and ideas for more stories and have worked on them on the side, but WEEKS Book One is my firstborn, and seeing how it was the first book I had sat down and written out it must be my first book published and sold.
           
The Characters Phil, Tim, and Dakota share a bond that I find mystically enthralling. That bond between brother & brother and brother & sister is so beautiful and the closeness a person can develop with their siblings (being blood related or surrogate) is something I treasure and hold dear. Thus Phil, Tim, and Dakota exhibit a bond that cannot be compromised with; their unity and love will drive each one of them to the point of risking certain death for each other and it was a primary goal of mine to implement this in their chemistry. Not to mention I enjoy watching people come to a close intimate relationship with each one another, but intimate doesn’t necessitate romance. Siblings can be intimate with one another in close fellowship to the point that there exist very few walls and barriers between them.
           
Another element of WEEKS that took a primary concern for me was the use of more monsters other than just zombies. It’s something I note in a lot of zombie-themed projects that mostly there are just zombies and nothing more. And well there’s nothing wrong with that formula, I find that creative endeavors involving zombies can sometimes use a little extra spice, and therefore I decided to add that spice without saying too much!
           
I can spend all day talking about WEEKS, but in the end, it’s just a unique experience I was blessed with growing up. The fact that I discovered my God-given passion for writing and can use this talent for not just self-satisfaction and to share it with the world, but to, and I believe, advance his kingdom at the same time. Well, I love it and I hope everyone, secular and non-secular, will find enjoyment in reading about Phil, Tim and Dakota’s adventures.






Jasyn T. Turley was born in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas; and lives in Independence, Missouri. He is an independent author and full-time custodian. He holds an Associates in Arts degree from MCC KC Community College. He started WEEKS Book One back in the summer of 2009 and has been continuously working on it, and its sequels, since then. He has more science fiction and fantasy books in the works that he plans on releasing in the future. You can learn more about Jasyn, WEEKS Book One, and future projects at https://turleybookinn.com/.

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Phil, Tim, and Dakota are three survivors taking refuge in Atlanta, Georgia. The year is 2027, ten years after a nuclear fallout decimated the known world and left it in shambles. With hordes of the undead flooding their once safe home and a city now depleted of all resources and supplies the three must make a daring gamble. To trek across the States and Canada, looking for a new place to call home; safe from the monsters that plague the lands.

In their daring gamble this trio encounters more than just zombies. They are relentlessly pursued and hunted by both an old and new nemesis’. Trying to survive and stick together, no matter the odds, they must rely on their faith, bond, and past experiences to live through their tribulations. In this world, a fool's chance is usually their only chance.

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