“I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis at age nineteen with a degree in biology and chemistry. After moving to southern California and living in the area of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, I became concerned that some event might occur, such as an earthquake. This could cause the control rods in the nuclear plant to become frozen, preventing them from being lowered to absorb atoms and control the nuclear reaction. Because of this, I felt the public should be alerted to the dangers of nuclear power and how it could affect them in an accident. The Nuclear Catastrophe was written and published before the 3 Mile Island reactor in New York had happened. Years later, when the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdowns occurred, I republished the novel in an updated version. Those who had disparaged the idea of a major accident happening were now reminded that they had been warned.
Because I still saw the denial of the severity of the Fukushima accident and the cover-up of the events, #Betrayal was written. This novel received an award for best first chapter from Up Authors.
Finally, in an effort to bring attention to the problem of terrorism and the vulnerability of nuclear plants, Nuclear Road Trip – Onward to Destruction was conceived. Released in December of 2014, this fiction novel is told from the perspective of a group of scientists on an inspection trip in the Chicago area. They have a fun adventure until ISIS targets a nuclear waste disposal site. The plot is to far exceed the 9/11 disaster.”
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MEET MICHELLE MCKEETH, Coauthor of Nuclear Road Trip – Onward to Destruction
“I am an avid reader who trips over errors, especially the obvious ones. I have an extensive background in proofreading and editing, both in the capacity as a Print Buyer for a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna, in the Mental Health Industry, and as an English student. I received my degree in English at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and had honor awards.
I spent seven years as a Print Buyer, editing anything from internal stationery to 50-page benefits brochures for Fortune 500 companies. I also created many internal forms for our Case Workers to use, with an eye to the legalities of statements made by our company. More recently, I edited Barbara Billig's book, #Betrayal, a nuclear fiction novel of survival.
In 2013, Barbara gave 50% of net e-book sales to a Fukushima Children's Charity through GlobalGiving.
All net proceeds are given to various charities each year.