Howard Fox of Success Insight Podcast interviewed me about The Book of Ruin series.
Foreign affairs expert Robert Kaplan wrote in his book, The Revenge of Geography, “…while geography does not necessarily determine the future, it does set contours on what is achievable and what isn’t.” British journalist Tim Marshall stated the same theme in his book, Prisoners of Geography. He wrote, “…ideas and…leaders…must all operate within the confines of geography.”
What triggers the seed of a story to germinate? Mine started more than thirty years ago while living in Germany, teaching college courses to U.S. soldiers.
In 1859, one of the largest solar storms on record struck earth. Known as the Carrington Event, the storm damaged telegraph systems in Europe and North America. Sparks leaped from telegraph machines, shocking operators and setting papers ablaze. A Pittsburgh telegraph...