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Survival by H.V. Purvis

Second Wind Publishing
$13.95, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-63066-048-2
January, 2015
Fiction: Sci-Fi / Horror / Suspense
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In the first book of the Extinction series, the Roberts family established a small foothold in the new violent world populated by murderous mutants.

In book two, Survival, they must now move forward to expand this foothold. Each day is filled with deadly adventures as they push to find and rescue other survivors. Along the way, they discover mutants are not the only danger. Other survivors are just as deadly.

H.V. Purvis was born in 1952 and reared in rural North Carolina near Siler City. He was raised in the country where he was exposed to farming, raising animals, hunting, and fishing.

While a youngster, he learned to handle guns, shoot, ride horses, and spent many hours daily riding the trails around his home. His talents in music lead to an Associate in Arts degree in music from Sandhills Community College, a Bachelor in Arts in music education from Pfeiffer University, and a Masters in music from Appalachian State University.

After college, he worked as a church music director and taught high school chorus and theatre. In 1992, he left teaching and started Purvis Appraisals, a real estate appraisal business. He has three children from his first marriage. He considers them to be three of his best friends. He and Ally, his current wife, live on a small ranch in Scotland County adjoining 43,000 acres of State wildlife preserve. They have eleven horses, a faithful dog, an affectionate cat, some Guinea hens, and a few chickens. They ride regularly on the wildlife preserve, at the beach, and in the mountains.

Purvis is an avid reader. Several years ago, he and his active imagination developed a story idea. He wrote it out and began to develop it as a book. That story and the encouragement he received from his friends and family led to an obsession for writing.

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