L. Michael Rusin


L. Michael Rusin is a masterful storyteller who incorporates real survivalist skills to captivate his readers. He uses the pseudonym L. Michael Rusin to honor his Father, who died in 1953 while serving as Chief in the U.S. Navy.

Currently retired and living in Costa Rica, Central America, with his wife, Nancy, Rusin enjoys writing, archery, flying, drawing, and target shooting. A native Californian, he joined the U.S. Navy after college and spent eight years serving his country before starting his own general contracting business.

He has been a practicing Survivalist since 1966 and has conducted numerous survival training sessions as a retreat planner for more than thirty years.

Rusin remains active in preparing for those unspeakable tragedies that we may all face in the not-too-distant future. He is a licensed Commercial Airplane Pilot, Instrument and Multi-Engine Rated; before going into business for himself, he flew as a Bush Pilot in Alaska, a Freight Transport Pilot in Africa and Central America and a Crop Duster Pilot in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. Rusin is an accomplished scuba diver and parachutist who made his first parachute jump in 1961.

Rusin is currently working to complete his next survivalist book, Avalon: Beyond the Retreat. The story follows Mike and the rest of his survivalist group as they fight to rebuild a world torn apart and gain control of a humanity lost in desperation, suffering, and hopelessness. Their nemesis, Bone Breaker, returns with a vengeance and puts the group once more in jeopardy. Can they triumph over this latest battle against an almost un-human tribe out to win at all costs?

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Avalon: Beyond the Retreat
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 85,750. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014 by Kamel Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Having had several earlier skirmishes and months of preparation, Bone Breaker and his crew of biker thugs know they’ll have their revenge on those farmer hicks this time! But Mike Reynolds and Sam Wolchak, two of the so-called “farmers,” are ready for the next battle with these would-be dirtbag overlords. One thing is clear about the Avalon members: the future of a new America depends on them.
Avalon: The Retreat
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 112,850. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Kamel Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Avalon: The Retreat is a compelling account of how Mike Reynolds and his group of survivalists endure the worst event the world has ever known - a Nuclear World War. Learn how they buy, stock and prepare their safehaven. Avalon incorporates real survivalist skills to help prepare you for that fateful day when catastrophe strikes. It could very well be sooner than you think! Are you prepared?

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