About the author
grew up in rural New Zealand. His mother had a few von Daniken books and "The
World's Last Mysteries". Since reading these as a young boy, I desired to
find a universal answer to such things as the pyramids and the Nazca Lines. After
eagerly leaving school, I worked hard at regular jobs and then travelled the world
for many, many years, seeing weird things and living life to its fullest. After
reading Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" I got my act together
in 1998 and began a long-overdue, three-pronged writing career ( Survive 2012,
screenplays and web sites ). Currently I have given up on screenplays, am making
small fortune from web sites, and will retire from my corporate web work in late
2008 to complete Survive 2012
Survive 2012 could
not exist without the power of the internet. I have deep respect for anyone who
can research an entire non-fiction book purely by going to libraries and finding
stuff in books. And even more respect for those who did it before the typewriter
Almost daily a new book arrives that
I have purchased online, and of the hundreds I have read, a few rather obscure
works have been massively helpful. I also read the latest science news online,
and have files full of information that would not otherwise be obtainable just
by reading books.
Although I travelled extensively
when I was younger, I have not visited any of the sites my book focuses on. Although
I intend to visit them one day, the theoretical side of things takes a priority.
Strangely, the only pyramid I have seen is one that most people would not believe
exists - in Western Samoa.
The goal of Survive 2012
1) Complete and publish the book
at least a handful of people to understand my concerns
3) Start a serious survival
project, something on the scale of Biosphere 2, (but not enclosed...)
survival project would involve doing what ever is necessary to ensure that at
least some humans survive a global cataclysm. If such a cataclysm does not occur
in 2012, fingers-crossed, the intention is for it to be an on-going project for
hundreds or thousands of years, because one day that cataclysm will come, and
nobody else is prepared for it.
Well, I'm aware of one
other person, Patrick Geryl of
Belgium, who is planning on building a survival ship. He has published a few books
on the topic. His tone suggests he actually wants the world to end....
currently live in front of a computer screen in Melbourne, Australia...