Natural Selection is Book 3 of my trilogy, Dawn of Humanity:
A historical thriller in the spirit of Jean Auel, Dawn of Humanity follows a band of early humans as they struggle to survive in a world where Nature is King, where they are prey not predators.
Finally figured out a tagline:
New tribe members, intimidating changes, and an unexpected end
In this final book of the trilogy, Lucy and her tribe leave their good home to rescue captured tribemembers who are in grave danger. Since leaving her mate, Lucy created a tribe that includes an eclectic mix of species–a Canis, a Homotherium kit, and different iterations of early man. More will join and some will die but that is the nature of prehistoric life, when survival depends on a mix of man’s developing intellect and untiring will to live. Each brings unique skills to the task of saving Raza and his Group from sure death. Based on true events.
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Here’s what I did the past month:
First: I got my cover–and I love it!
- That done, I can get to work on preparing the pre-sale on Amazon. I still have quite a bit of editing to do so the pre-sale notice may take a while.
- I continue to tear my story apart, phrase by phrase, paragraph by paragraph. Old Navy wisdom advises us to “Embrace the suck”. I do. I’ll be at this for a few months.
- I lost a month of editing on my cross-country road trip with my son, just returned from a five-year deployment to Okinawa with the Army. We had a lot of fun finding him an apartment in Fort Dietrich Maryland, buying furniture, getting him an American phone, visiting his sister (who lives about 45 minutes away).
- I’m considering creating a map to show Lucy’s travels. Reedsy published a great list of The 13 Best Fantasy Map Generators, Tools, and Resources (reedsy.com). Anyone try any of these?
I had to update this blog. It was an old theme and something wonkie happened to the header. Sigh. That took a while (as many of you know).
How are you doing?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.