I’ve really started to fall in love with some of the characters from Outrunning Perdition. So much so that I released The Reaping on the 29th of last month. It is the story of how Riser came to be at the Palisades. While writing it one of the new characters, Jon, caught my attention.

I don’t outline stories, I write whatever comes to my head as I sit at my computer. Jon was a surprise to me. He’s a gentle soul who helps take care of the boys as they come to the Palisades. I was laying in bed, not sleeping as usual, when the story started to come to me. I got out of bed and started writing The Defender. What I have so far, I really like. Granted I’m only 2300 words into it, but I think it’s good. I also think it’s a story worth telling.

It tells the story of how the Defenders came about. It also tells the story of how the Watchers, Hunters, and Gatherers started. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the characters from Outrunning when they were much younger.

I’m still working on Lost Lives and the story of how Aroot became the Leader of the Palisades too. I’m just over 2000 words into Lost Lives and still around 500 into Aroot’s story.

Anyway, Look for these stories to be out soon and look for Outrunning Perdition to be out in June.


Hi, My name is Jamie Dodge. I am a full time writer and a full time caregiver. I generally write science fiction, but will dabble in almost anything, I can't write romance to save my life. I was born and raised in Central Florida into a large Italian family. The youngest by four years I had the advantage of being taught to read by the time I was 3. I don't think a day had gone by since then, where I haven't had a book in my hands at some point. One day I figured I would try my hand at it, so I wrote my first novel, The Forgotten Edge. I always get asked why I use the profile picture I do. I wish I could tell you, but I can't. It is a promise I made a few years ago, and I will honor it until I am given permission not to. That's it. That's me. I hope you enjoy my ramblings about my writing process and the other things that I find interesting.

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