Novels by Phil Whitley

Stories of survival and adventure

Books by Other Authors

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2014 and the world is unrecognizable as you know it today. Modern society has ceased to exist all across the planet Earth. States, countries and governments have evaporated for without communication there can be no governing. Utilities and necessities are scarce or non-existent and the infrastructures which humanity has become so dependent upon have crumbled. Even Earth itself is completely changed and every day changes still. It has become a true survivalist environment for those who have lived through the global impact of the single most cataclysmic seismic event in Earth's history.


Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka


"The Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention?"

FATE is a universal concept. Call it what you may: destiny, luck, kismet or coincidence. The common thread in this fascinating anthology is the presence of fate in everyday lives, a force that intervenes.

The stories in this book will make you laugh, some will make you cry, some will amaze you, while still others will inspire and motivate you. But each true account carries the imprint of its author, allowing his or her perspective to light the way to a unique interpretation of fate. While some storytellers simply allow for the presence of destiny or fate, others connect their experiences to a Higher Power, whether Guardian Angel or God or both. No matter your theological stance, by the end of this book, you may be loath to attribute the events recounted here to happenstance.

These experiences with fate, some of which were written by the editors, span several decades and cross continents, highlighting the elements of timelessness and universality of the concept of fate. For fate is indeed a timeless concept. The ancient Greeks believed that fate was more powerful than the gods. What do you believe?

D.J. (Don) Stephens

Malcolm R. Campbell