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  • Sam Penny: Memphis 7.9 (revised): Book 1 of The 7.9 Scenario

    Sam Penny: Memphis 7.9 (revised): Book 1 of The 7.9 Scenario
    A novel telling what happens when -- NOT IF -- a giant 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the New Madrid Fault under the Mississippi River, just as it did Dec 16, 1811.

  • Sam Penny: Broken River: Book 2 of The 7.9 Scenario

    Sam Penny: Broken River: Book 2 of The 7.9 Scenario
    A novel telling what happens to the Mississippi River when a giant 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the New Madrid Fault, just as it did Dec 11, 1811.

  • Sam Penny: Was a Time When

    Sam Penny: Was a Time When
    A Novel That Asks, "What Happens WHEN, Not IF, Resource Depletion, Population Pressures, and Climate Change Push The World of Our Grandchildren Into a Great Collapse?"

  • Sam Penny: Phoenix of Memphis: Book 3 of the 7.9 Scenario
    A collection of short stories telling of recovery efforts in and around Memphis after the 7.9 Magnitude earthquake on the New Madrid Fault.

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One-Line Bio

We are 1998 retirees who search for ways to survive the future and tell others what we find

Biography

Sam and Alice Penny retired in 1998 from the electronics industry in the San Francisco Bay area. We sold all our property and set forth in a 34' fifth-wheel trailer pulled by a 3/4-ton Dodge diesel pickup to see the United States.

Along the way we came to realize that the key was to learn how to survive on a minimum level of resources. We enjoyed boondocking in the desert and getting along on a shoe-string. We looked into solar and power and water management.

Two novels, Memphis 7.9 and Broken River, came out of our experience, interest in seismology, and wanting people to understand what it would take to live in the middle of a catastrophy.

We worked on getting a good solar power system together. And then we found LightBlasters LEDs that met our requirements for lighting in our RV. We became dealers and started doing shows around the country to sell these products.

At least it has been an excuse to keep moving, traveling to new areas and cities we had not seen. We will keep it up, at least for the time being.

Interests

RV, Travel, Prudent, Sustainable, resource depletion, climate change, over-population, Boondock, Science, LED, Solar, Technology