Lisa Poché Calhoun



Lisa Poché Calhoun, a prepper and survivalist, was raised on a sugarcane farm in St. James Parish. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, she was a location scout and location manager in the film industry. Her credits include The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, parts 1 and 2, and Universal Soldier. Between movies she wrote freelance articles for magazines and newspapers. Now she’s working on children’s book and a sequel to her five-star rated hit novel, Superflare.

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12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Large Meeting Room
The End of the World as We Know It

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Superflare: The Fortunate Ones

After the Earth suffers a natural catastrophe that has brought with it EMP-like devastation, Colton Rayner's family must fight to survive in an unfamiliar world. All modern means of communication have been lost and times are hard; there's no electricity, stores have been looted and abandoned, gas pumps don't work, and there's no way to buy food or call for medical help. The family finds they must rely on horses, wagons, and their own ingenuity and will to live. 

The patriarch of this farm family, Harold Engquist, had tried to prepare his loved ones in advance with the skills and the provisions needed to endure hard times, but did he do enough? Will his food stores attract desperate people who are in search of food and clean water, or worse yet, the unwanted attention of the degenerate Claggit family? 

Meanwhile, Abby, a lovely stranded stranger, unloads her two horses and leaves her truck and trailer on the highway to go in search of help. She happens upon the family's farm, which soon pits Colt and his cousin Tyler against each other as they vie for her attention. 

This survival fiction / contemporary western / romance novel is sure to pull you in when you join this family as they try to adapt and look to the future.


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