Connecting the Collapse Series
The Collapse Series is one of those stories that keeps going. It has a mind of its own, and at some point, the characters begin to shape their own destinies and you, as an author, find yourself along for the ride. With Day Zero, I had the intricate task of creating an entirely new storyline set within the same world as The Collapse Series.
The journey that fifteen year-old Elle undertakes is a lot different than Cassidy Hart’s. Elle’s story begins in the midst of the day-to-day struggle of staying alive in a city that is no longer safe. She is a hardened survivor already, and what is even more interesting about her character is that she makes an appearance in The Collapse Series. How do Elle and Cassidy Hart connect? How are they independent? It’s definitely been tons of fun working out the details.
Those who have read The Collapse Series will pick up on references that connect both series of books, while new readers will get a glimpse of the world that Elle and Cassidy live in. Now that Day Zero has officially released, I’m hard at work on preparing the fifth installment of The Collapse Series – State of Alliance – for publication in January 2015, and Day One, the second installment in The Zero Trilogy, for March 2015.
Summer Lane is the author of the international bestselling Collapse Series, which includes State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion and State of Pursuit. The fifth installment, State of Alliance, is releasing January 2015. Summer is also the author of The Zero Trilogy and an upcoming survivalist/science fantasy series coming in 2015. She owns WB Publishing, Writing Belle Magazine, and is an accomplished creative writing teacher and journalist.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her time writing, teaching, and writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits with friends at coffee shops, dates to the movies, hiking in the mountains and strolling on the beach.