Deirdre Gould

Biography

A severe addiction to Post-apocalyptic literature combined with a lifetime of a very rural existence, first in central Maine and now in northern Idaho naturally led to both of Deirdre's novels: The Jade Seed and After the Cure.
Deirdre's education in anthropology and peace and conflict studies prompted the central idea for After the Cure: How do people live with each other after doing horrendous things to each other? How do societies put themselves together or continue to exist after terrible wars? What is day to day existence like when such violence exists within living memory? Though fiction can never come close to the reality of living with atrocity, it can help us ask important questions about our world and our treatment of each other.
Since living in the woods makes it all too easy to imagine being one of the last people left in the world, After the Cure is only the first novel of several that will take place in a post-apocalyptic, "post-zombie" world.

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Books

Traveler in the Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,190. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sixteen hundred years ago, they fled Earth. None of them have ever walked on soil, felt rain, or breathed unrecycled air. Their resources nearly spent, they sent a last exploratory mission to a new planet. It's ideal... but they are not alone. In the struggle for survival, they must make a choice. Sacrifice another species or accept their own extinction.
The 40th Day
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the concluding novel of the After the Cure series, a small splinter colony of surviving humans struggle to protect themselves from a devastating plague. Without modern medicine, without electricity or hope of outside aid, the only resort is quarantine.
Poveglia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,660. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
But a new, incurable strain of the Plague has been released into the city's population. Desparate to avoid total annihilation, Nella and Frank Courtlen race to find a cure while their friends, Sevita and Christine struggle to survive and prevent the disease from spreading to the tiny, fragile colonies of humans outside the city walls.
Krisis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
They can't restrain themselves. They can't reason. They can't love. The Infected can only suffer and rage, attacking stranger and caregiver alike. The only release from this misery is death. Until one man, in a hospital for abandoned Infected, does the unthinkable. He recovers.
The Cured
Series: After The Cure, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Henry spent eight years chained to a post. Exposed, starved, infected with the December Plague, and mad. During those eight years, the December Plague consumed most of the world's human population, causing the infected to become violent and cannibalistic. But Henry escaped. And now he's been Cured. He remembers everything.
After the Cure
Series: After The Cure, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 116,090. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
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Eight years ago the December Plague swept through the human population of earth. The Infected were driven mad by the disease, becoming violent and cannibalistic, killing even those closest to them without hesitation. Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they'd done. And what had been done to them.
The Jade Seed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This is a tale from when the world was old. This is what happened at the end. The Stone Messenger waited in the grave of the world. Deep in its belly, the jade seed lay, until Brone, the Grower called it forth. Pursued by terrible beasts, lost in the empty dark when the sun was devoured, Brone guarded the seed as the breath of the world dwindled. This is what happened in the beginning.

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