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Jolt Survival Trilogy

The Jolt Survival Trilogy includes the winner of a Jenkins Living Now Inspirational Fiction Award, Jolt: a rural noir, revised, and its sequels, Two Close and Home Again 2020. They are soon to be available in eBook and book form at, Barnes and Noble, Rakuten Kobo, and Target (,,, and

Book I – Jolt: a rural noir

It is said that after a nuclear meltdown, if one can walk away, one will live. Jolt a rural noir tells the story of residents thirty or more miles from a meltdown who survive. Escaping the threat of radiation fallout causes many to flee. Estranged lovers Natalie and Thaw are among those in the mountain village who accommodate to the needs of the forced emigrants. Winter is coming. Radiation sickness, decontamination, and lack of food, housing, and proper sanitation threaten Newees and Townies alike. Epic in expanse, Jolt, a rural noir, revised, describes a community determined to survive. Extremely well-researched, informative, and poignant.

Book II – Two Close: a story of survival

The sequel to Jolt: a rural noir, Two Close: a story of survival follows the paths of the Matters family, Mary, Lou, and their sons, Jason and Marty. Separated by circumstances following terrorism and a nuclear meltdown, Mary, at home, recuperates from radiation sickness. Lou, brain injured in a dirty bomb explosion, recovers from amnesia and right-side brain damage. Their sons have fled and. unable to make contact with their parents, survive alone in the woods. Two Close is a tale of courage and the will to survive.

Book III Home Again 2020

Home Again 2020, the sequel to Too Close, is the story of Jason, Marty, and their mother, Mary Matters, reunited in their home in Ariana. Right hemisphere brain injury has caused Lou Matters, the father, to suffer left side neglect and vision loss. The story of their individual struggles and efforts to heal are further complicated by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in which the search for new answers eludes a government that is itself overwhelmed. Home Again 2020 is the story of the search to heal in an increasingly complex world.


About the Author

Roberta M Roy’s book, Jolt: a rural noir medaled in the 2011 Jenkins Living Now Awards in Inspirational Fiction. Roy then wrote its sequel, Two Close: a story of survival and both have been revised to synchronize with the third book in the trilogy, Home Again 2020. Other books by Roy include The ALVA Axiom Anthology of Author Interviews (ALVA Press 2014) which highlights Roy’s work as an editor interviewer, and Straight from the Robin’s Nest (2015), her work as an essayist. Roy’s book Slivers: Poems by Roberta M Roy, medaled in the 2020 Jenkins International eLit Awards in Poetry.

Roy holds a B.A. in English from the State University College at Albany and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska and has participated in post graduate study at the University of Michigan. Roy is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who resides in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State where she is the creative lead and owner operator of

All books listed above will soon be released through Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, and Target. (,,,