Announcing JWR’s Next Novel: Land of Promise

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve completed writing and editing my latest novel, titled Land of Promise. It will be released on December 1st, 2015 as an e-book, in trade paperback, and as an audiobook. This is the first volume of a planned five novel series, called the Counter-Caliphate Chronicles. … Continue reading

S.A.’s Book Review: 77 Days In September

77 Days in September by Ray Gorham. (Published in 2011.) 306 Pages.     Note: Possible spoilers ahead.  On June 16, 2013, “Retired Rev”. wrote a SurvivalBlog article entitled “Prepping For Seniors” and referred to the e-book “77 Days In September.” I made a note-to-self on my iPad to read it in … Continue reading

Letter Re: The Blackout Docudrama

First of all: The creators are in the "Hollywood way" so they live there, their friends are all there, They are not going to go build a bunker, they are already working on their next project about an Alien invasion or something like that.  So from my perspective, they did … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: The Blackout Docudrama

James, To respond to the recent letter about the fictional Blackout show:   I too was annoyed with the way they portrayed some of the people in the story but after thinking about it I am afraid that this is how a lot of the people will act.    The … Continue reading

Letter Re: The Blackout Docudrama

Good Morning, Mr. Rawles: After watching part of last night’s Blackout Docudrama on National Geographic. I turned the television off in total disgust and went to bed.  What insidious propaganda!  I could not help but notice that the “prepper” father was a gun toting, autocratic bully who bossed everyone and … Continue reading

Some Shameless Self-Promotion: A Conversation with James Wesley, Rawles on His Latest Novel: Expatriates

Introductory Note: The following is an edited transcript of my conversation with my Publicist from E.P. Dutton, Emily Brock: 1.) Expatriates is the fourth novel in your Coming Collapse series.  What inspired you to write about survivalism?  Do you believe a real-life collapse is in our near future? I believe … Continue reading

Expatriates Book Bomb Day Results

My latest novel, Expatriates, had its scheduled release today, (October 1, 2013.) Despite the book spine printing SNAFU, the book has been selling quite well. Here is a summary of how the hardback has tracked: September 22: #2,858 overall September 25: #2,335 overall September 27: #2,057 overall September 28: #1,339 … Continue reading

Book Bomb Day for Expatriates!

October 1st is Book Bomb Day for my latest novel, Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse. The book is available from most major bookstores. It can also be ordered from,, and many other online sellers. There are also Kindle book and audio book editions now available. … Continue reading

Expatriates Release Day Tomorrow

You might as well call me “James Wesley, Wrong”, since a printing error at E.P. Dutton resulted in several thousand copies of the First Edition, First Printing of Expatriates having the hardcover spines (underneath the dust jacket) emblazoned: “John Wesley, Rawles.“ Here is how the correct dust jacket spine looks: … Continue reading

Sample Chapter From My Novel Expatriates

  The following is another sample chapter from my upcoming novel Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse. Please wait until the release day (October 1st, 2013) to place your order. Introductory Notes: My upcoming novel opens with a prominent disclaimer that includes: “This is a work of fiction.  … Continue reading