Admitted tech geek, entrepreneur, cyclist and inveterate storyteller, JK Franks’ world is formed by a childhood spent in the rural South during the Space Age, when he developed a love for writing. He became an avid student of history and science, and a regular reader of reference books and biographies. Once he discovered science fiction he never looked back.
Franks’ work is characterized by meticulous research and a gritty, seldom-matched realism. He released his first novel (the first book in a planned trilogy), Catalyst: Downward Cycle, in June of 2016. The recent release of his second novel in the series, Kingdoms of Sorrow, continues the tale of a near-future apocalyptic event and the survivors’ efforts to hang on to the remnants of a collapsing civilization. It takes place in locations across the globe: from Ireland to Austria; from Italy to Pakistan; and to the stalwart group of survivors in Mississippi. Both books have been well received, quickly becoming fan-favorites on Amazon and Audible.
His protagonists are human: not superheroes, just normal people with the same problems as everyone else, but who rise to challenges when they come along. The Catalyst series combines his passion for hard science fiction with his outlook on self-reliance.
Franks and his wife now live in West Point, Georgia. He is currently working on the third book of the Catalyst series as well as a companion short story. No matter where he is or what's going on, he tries his best to set aside time every day to answer emails and messages from readers. You can visit him on the web at www.jkfranks.com. Please subscribe to his newsletter for updates, promotions, and giveaways. You can also find the author on Facebook or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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