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About Jeff Kirkham
Jeff Kirkham helped pioneer the post-apocalyptic military thriller genre in 2018 and went on to sell over 300,000 books in all formats through his #1 best-selling series, Black Autumn. He’s a USA Today best-selling author, and ranked #1 best-selling author in science fiction, military thrillers, and post-apocalyptic science fiction.
Jeff has co-written numerous fiction and non-fiction books with preparedness expert, Jason Ross. The author team crafts character-driven tales of collapse, steeped in survival tech and Special Forces military experience to deliver up-all-night reading for lovers of sci-fi, military and preparedness.
Jeff Kirkham served 28 years as a Green Beret (18ZVW7/W8), with over eight years "boots on the ground" in Afghanistan and Iraq as a member of a counter terrorist direct action unit. Jeff wrote and co-wrote multiple non-fiction military and non-military reference works for combat operations, survival and self-defense.
Jeff has studied six foreign languages, has multiple registered patents (including the RATS Tourniquet,) and helped found several successful businesses including ReadyMan and Black Rifle Coffee Company. He’s a married father of three and is currently studying medicine.
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Can a few salty warfighters convince plastic surgeons, realtors and human resource managers that they must pick up their guns and fight or their families will die?
Green Beret, Jeff Kirkham, and his buddies think they're locked and loaded for yet another war, but nothing can prepare them for the runaway violence of America after a cascade of terrorism, government blunder and Facebook nastiness strips away the urban dreamscape.
At what point do everyday people turn the corner and become warriors?
Co-written by a 28-year Green Beret and a lifelong survivalist, Black Autumn proves that common, everyday glitches in our system can add up to the total collapse of Western Civilization.
Jump on the five book action series today, starting with Black Autumn: Surviving the Crash.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING…
“A gripping, genuine story of a group of survivors…The writing is top notch, the twists and turns come fast, and the action scenes are terrifyingly well written.”
- Bonnie Ramthun, Amazon Reviewer
“Best Armageddon book available. I’ve been reading this genre for over five years and this is one of the best.”
- HOS, Amazon Reviewer
“Real and Riveting. I couldn’t put it down…although part of me didn’t want to know this…it terrified me. It was a damn good read!”
- Nancy Broadley, Amazon Reviewer
“Could not put down. I read the entire book in two sittings over two days…I would highly recommend this book to get you thinking about self-sufficiency. It is well worth the read.”
- Southern Guy, Amazon Reviewer
**Black Autumn is a survival/military thriller, Book One of the Black Autumn Series. The five books of the Black Autumn Series occur during the same seventeen days of the collapse of America and can be read in any order: The Last Air Force One, Black Autumn: Travelers, Fragments of America,and Black Autumn: Conquistadors.** The series is continued into winter with White Wasteland, Honor Road, America Invaded and President Partisan.
To survive long enough to reach their save haven.
During the first seventeen days of the collapse of America, three men travel through the mounting destruction, seeking asylum in the Rocky Mountains, but finding instead the nucleus of who they are as men.
A jaded special operations soldier, a self-doubting family man, and a once-pampered teenager make their way from three corners of the country toward a survival compound in the state of Utah, but they must first pass through a land of chaos and death ― a land that will no longer allow them to hide behind post-modern artifice.
With society on-the-ropes and Mother Nature on-the-rise, these three men must either re-invent themselves in a condition of honesty and savagery, or perish with the rest of Western Civilization.
Black Autumn Travelers is Book 2 of the Black Autumn series. Honor Road is the DIRECT sequel to Travelers, following the same characters--Mat, Sage and Cameron--and continuing their journeys into perilous winter. Readers may also wish to continue reading the Black Autumn series in published order, which groups the Black Autumn books in the same seventeen days of the Black Autumn collapse, then continues into the winter months with White Wasteland, Honor Road, America Invaded and President Partisan. Apologies for any confusion, but the series can be read in two ways: the black books of Black Autumn (seventeen days of the crash, across five books) OR as direct sequels following the characters. The direct sequel to Travelers, again, is Honor Road.
Conquistadors is Book 3 of the Black Autumn series, which chronicles the first seventeen days of the Black Autumn crash. The DIRECT SEQUEL to Conquistadors follows the characters--Noah and Billy--into America Invaded during the two months of perilous winter. Apologies for any confusion. These books can be read in two ways: following the timeline (black books first and then the white books, the published order) OR following the characters. Again, the direct sequel to Conquistadors is America Invaded if you prefer to follow the characters instead of the timeline.
December descends on a broken nation, and the Homestead survival clan trembles beneath a tide of human suffering crashing at the gates of their mountain refuge. A fanatical warlord arises and drives the Mormons* of the Rocky Mountains toward civil war.
While threats surge around the Homestead, Special Forces veterans and civilian fighters face a moral collapse at home, as the founder of the community struggles with personal demons, and a secretive group of women follow their hearts into uncharted waters. Strange visions, precarious faith and troubled dreams gnaw at the Homestead’s survival. Is their salvation hiding in the dim corners of their nightmares?
White Wasteland continues the saga of Black Autumn, Book One of the Black Autumn series.
*neither of the authors is a practicing Mormon--nor will they ever be--but a story about the apocalypse in the Rocky Mountains would be incomplete without the region's, strange, major religion. If reading fiction with Mormons causes you to break out in hives, this is not the book for you. If you're scratching your head as to why people would care, read the one-star reviews. It surprised us too.
President Nathaniel "Dutch" McAdams saves his family from the apocalypse, but drops his sacred duty in the process. With the nation destroyed, he retreats into a brutal regimen of physical fitness and combat training, resolving to fight to the death as a partisan for the country he failed.
Dutch and his family settle among the Paiute Indians, where two months later, a Russian Spetsnaz unit comes searching for the nuclear missile control briefcase in the wreckage of Air Force One. The implications of the Russian incursion bloom into the terrifying likelihood a one-sided nuclear strike against the American West.
As the president pleads with Native Americans for assistance, he discovers they have earthshaking secrets of their own. Social justice, indigenous rights and old wounds challenge an alliance that could either save America, or turn it down the path of a long, dark age.
The direct sequel to The Last Air Force One, President Partisan is Book Eight in the Black Autumn series.
President Nathaniel “Dutch” McAdams and his family are swept away on Air Force One when a Black Swan event cripples the rattled American economy. Meant to be a safe-haven, he soon finds the violence in the air just as savage as the chaos on the ground.
Dutch is running out of time, and he must choose between his own child or the fate of millions of Americans; most of whom are woefully unprepared and running blind in mass hysteria.
The Last Air Force One takes place in the same seventeen days as the Black Autumn series (black books). The DIRECT SEQUEL to The Last Air Force One is President Partisan. You may read the series in two orders--whichever you prefer: the published order (black books are the first 17 days of the collapse, the white books are the winter after the collapse) OR following the characters. The McAdams family story continues into winter with President Partisan.
As winter blocks the mountain passes during the Black Autumn apocalypse, the conquering forces of the Mexican drug cartel occupy and enslave the population of Flagstaff, Arizona. Ex-mercenary, Green Beret, Bill McCallister plays the shrewd kingmaker while his adopted son, Noah Miller, fights and bleeds for the American partisans, opposite his own father. The ties between father and son strain to the breaking point as ever more powerful weapons find their way onto the desert battlefields of armageddon: Abrams tanks, A-10 Warthog jets, and finally a tactical nuclear warhead.
When convictions collide, can the love of a father and a son withstand the maelstrom of war?
America Invaded continues the saga of Black Autumn Conquistadors
Sleazy lawyers grab their AR-15s and stand tall for their mistresses. Children become warriors. High school losers transform into comic book vigilantes. Old men pop ibuprofen and charge into battle to protect their wives.
During the seventeen days of the best-selling Black Autumn series, eleven authors present sojourns into the maw of mayhem as it catches spoiled Americans flat-footed and running for their lives.
The worn denim storylines of cowboy westerns and the steel and leather fantasies of apocalyptica cannot come close to this down-and-dirty vision of everyday men and women digging soul-deep while America burns.
Things sometimes go wrong, and everyone in-the-know is urging us to prepare: Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control, state governments.
Every fifty years, approximately, the United States faces a major cataclysm.
Preparing for the unexpected can be done without panic and within a reasonable budget. Written and field tested by military and survival experts, our ten step process delivers a no-nonsense backup plan without investing any more than the average family currently spends on fire insurance for their home.
Bye bye, Netflix. Hello, headlamp.Electricity hovers over America like a slipshod god, sadly vulnerable to heatwaves and Russian hacks. But your family need not bet your Cuisanart on the local power company. Build a micro-grid of your own, from cell phone chargers and generators to solar arrays and ham radio.
No matter what craziness jumps out and gobsmacks our society, prepare yourself to fill the gap between your modern home and and disaster. Electric Apocalypse shares the tips and tricks of the self-reliant to keep your home hospitable, no matter what happens to the power grid.
Collected from the survival experience of the authors and the ReadyMan Basics online group, Electric Apocalypse aims at keeping your family comfortable and fed, no matter what happens to the outside world.