In this episode I talk with Sharon Ahern about the many books she published to gether with her late husband, Jerry and now with a former shared friend, Rob Anderson. She talks about publishing books in the 80's and 90's and how things have changed. We talk about bringing a series back and the new spin she has taken with all the children of the original protagonists.
Camp Zero is a spin off ofthe Survivalist series which was written from 1981 to 1993 by my husband,Jerry Ahern and myself and then I restarted the series in 2012 with author BobAnderson.
The Survivalist series always represented the idea that you should remember to"always plan ahead." Camp Zero is the story of the next generation ofRourkes/Rubensteins who have grown up in a much safer world where survivalskills are not nearly as important to them. The adults send them to a specialsurvival camp where they and other kids are taught how to think and act ontheir own and to learn how to survive in all sorts of difficulties. Of course,the world changes and these young teens are thrust into situations requiringskills that they never took seriously.
Camp Zero will be primarily an action/adventure series but will also allowyoung readers to learn basic survival skills along with the book'sprotagonists. They also learn that not all friends are what they seem.I'd like to talk about the beginnings of the Survivalist series and itsprogression over the years up to the new YA series that will be coming outthis Spring.