Guest Post: What’s The Deal With Apocalyptic Fantasies? by Tara Tyler

Tara Tyler has written a book entitled ‘Broken Branch Falls’, and is now taking over Drunk On Pop with a guest post!

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Rae Quigley – what an amazing find! She’s so young and energetic! And she’s a pop entertainment diva! I’m pumped to be here! Thanks, sweetie, for having me!

So, what’s the deal with all the Apocalyptic Fantasies these days??

Many movies and books out right now are giving us alternate endings of the world with crazy new beginnings. I love this genre. It’s full of limitless possibilities! When writing an apocalyptic fantasy, we get to pick:

  • How the world will end (and I included some of my favorite movies):
    • disease (I AM LEGEND)
    • self-annihilation (HUNGER GAMES, DIVERGENT)
    • natural disaster (WATERWORLD)
    • zombies (WWZ, WARM BODIES)
    • robots (TERMINATOR, MATRIX)
    • apes! (PLANET OF THE APES)
  • Who will survive
  • How the new world begins – and this means creating a new world, including:
    • government
    • technology
    • customs and religion
    • communication
Creating a new world can be a daunting task, especially thinking of all the details. I happen to love coming up with new, alternative ways to do things. I ask “What if…?” questions all the time. Believe it or not, BROKEN BRANCH FALLS is secretly an apocalyptic fantasy.
I’d love to hear you opinions on this hot-right-now genre. Like it? Sick of it?
What alternate world would you like to see written about? Or would you like to write?

Thanks again, Rockin’ Rae!! Was fun to be young again, here!

(And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!)

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 (NOW!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

broken branch falls tara tyler book cover drunk on popGabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.

Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They’ll show ’em what different friends can do together!

Available for purchase at B&N and  Amazon

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tara tyler author bio
Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She’s an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!
Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL
Connect with Tara on TwitterFacebook , and her Blog

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