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.
New tribe members, intimidating changes, and an unexpected end
Lucy’s tribe includes a mix of species–a Canis, a Homotherium, 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 combination of man’s developing intellect and inexhaustible will to live. Each species brings unique skills to the task they must complete. Based on true events.
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Here’s what I did the past month:
I pushed back my publication date (again).
If you watch my Milestones in the blog sidebar, you see I change the completion date often. When I started this book last Fall (2021), I thought I was close to done. I drafted it at the same time I drafted Book 2 in the trilogy (Laws of Nature) and planned to edit, rewrite, publish.
That was nine months ago!
Don’t get me wrong–I am making progress (finally) and feeling good about the story (finally). I spend a lot of time editing, re-reading, and more than I expected chopping out extraneous material. In writing, often less is more.
How are you doing?
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Man vs. Nature saga, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the acclaimed Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Summer 2022