The SURVIVALIST AUDITION CONTEST is over, the winners chosen and notified of their dubious honor to appear in the next book in the series. These winners will be characters working with the Rourkes to further combat bad guys of all sorts from around the globe and beyond, deadly engineered insects, and the most vile of all foes, politicians. Using their unique skills, these characters will become involved in a storyline which changes the road taken by the Rourke family and, the entire world.
In no particular order, these are the real life characters that will appear in the upcoming Survivalist series. Congratulations to you all! Ryan Fleming, Patrick Haryett, Neal James, Steve Vaughn, Michael Spivey, Earl Burger, Jim Judy, Goemon Nozza, Fuji Nozza and James White.
Bob and I want to thank you all for your participation in this contest and are looking forward to perhaps trying some more fun stuff in the future. The one disappointment was that only one woman tried out for a role and unfortunately, only after the contest closed. Where would John Rourke have been without Natalia standing by his side or later on his daughter Annie, who loved to cook and sew but who could handle herself in a fight just as well as the men around her? John’s wife Sarah and then former fighter pilot and future wife, Emma, were both strong women willing and able to fight to protect their loved ones. If you remember back to the very first book in the Survivalist series, Total War, two of the bravest characters who died, trying to save the lives of others were women, Mrs. Richards and a stewardess named Sandy Benson.
That said, we have been able to assemble a group of diverse individuals who will all lend their skills to help create a unique Survivalist story. John Thomas Rourke has certainly gotten himself into a predicament this time. We are excited and can’t wait to see what happens next.
We sincerely want to thank you, the readers, who have helped us keep the Survivalist series alive.