Second Chance Earth

As my first book, Second Chance Earth will always hold a special place in my heart. Strangely enough, I never thought it would become a novel, and generally speaking, am not a fan of post-apocalyptic stories. Allow me to explain.

In the year prior to starting this book, I was reading a lot of gay romance/gay shifter stories. Most of these were free (perfect for my limited budget), but many were poorly written and it was driving me crazy! I was convinced I could do a better job myself, but had never attempted such a thing, and didn’t see any pressing need to try. Several of these stories centered around MPRG (male pregnancy), a new concept for me at the time, and one I found rather silly and unbelievable. Eventually, I was forced to acknowledge the idea of male pregnancy was intriguing, but it needed to be presented in a way which sounded more plausible.

The general ideas for Second Chance Earth began to coalesce into an idea for a story I really wanted to write. The final motivating factor came when my work hours were cut back for several months, and I had extra time on my hands. I finally took the plunge and started writing, absolutely certain it would only end up being a short story. As it has been with all my books, the story unfolded as I wrote, surprising me time after time! Several weeks passed, and I crossed over the word threshold of a novel and kept on going. The book turned out to be even more than I hoped, and I was inordinately pleased at having written a novel length work on my first attempt.

If you happened to read my post from yesterday, you may wonder how I ended up writing a book about the end of the world. Dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels are not usually known for being on the cheerful side or including a happy ever after ending! Well, it was the vehicle I needed to tell the story in a believable way, and still allow me to paint a pleasant, rather than depressing, picture. I was able to introduce a number of cool ideas, and had a blast writing it. I hope readers enjoy the book, of course, but I will always be the #1 fan of Second Chance Earth.

Author: Alexander Elliott

Alexander grew up in the Midwest, was compelled to attended private school, and ended up with an eclectic career. He’s still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. When not working to pay the bills, he loves to read, watch Star Trek, and laugh at Calvin and Hobbs cartoons. He also enjoys long baths, country music, nature photography, cooking and keeping up with his large family. Until recently, his writing included unpublished stories, music, poetry and drama scripts. Writing his first novel in 2016 changed everything, and he struggles to balance a boatload of ideas with very little time. His favorite genres include science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and romance. The author’s writing style is sometimes plot-driven, meaning his books may not rely heavily on detailed character development. Overall, he strives to create imaginative, upbeat stories with happy endings, making sure the bad guys get their comeuppance. He considers reading a chance to get away from it all and invites you to join him. If you enjoy Alexander’s work, he would love to hear from you.

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