A. American books in order
A. American, or Angery American, is the pseudonym of American author Chris Weatherman.
He has so far authored two Dystopian Fiction series, namely Survivalist, and the Charlie's Requiem Series, which he co-authored with Walt Browning.
Chris has also penned a couple of non-fiction books.
He has on two occasions been listed on the USA Today Best Sellers list, while appearing in season one of History Channel’s Alone series.
Passionate about survival and primitive skills, Chris has been involved in prepping for decades.
He practices both primitive skills and modern survival that is heavily reliant on being prepared with the right equipment.
Chris enjoys travelling all over the country attending expos and prepper focused events, where he interacts with readers, signs books and even speaks on occasion.
He currently resides in Florida, on the edge of the Ocala National Forest, with his beloved wife and daughter.
Genres: Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy / SF, Non-fiction
Pseudonym: A. American, Angery American
- Hope (2016)
- Cry Havoc (2016)
- Ramblin' Man (2020)
Charlie's Requiem (Co-authored with Walt Browning)
- Charlie's Requiem (2015)
- Democide (2016)
- Resistance (2017)
- Retribution (2018)
- Decline and Decay: Strategies for Surviving the Coming Unpleasantness (2020)
- When Prudence Meets Preparedness (2020)
- Going Home (2012)
- Surviving Home (2013)
- Escaping Home (2013)
- Forsaking Home (2014)
- Resurrecting Home (2014)
- Enforcing Home (2015)
- Avenging Home (2016)
- Home Invasion (2017)
- Conflicted Home (2017)
- Home Coming (2018)
- Engineering Home (2022)
Detailed book overview
Neal managed to survive the initial weeks after an EMP decimated the grid and all critical infrastructures. Using his cunning, skills and mindset, he navigated the harsh new landscape.
Life became harder when the weeks turned to months but still he survived. As he settled into his new normal complacency set in with it. At first everything was fine but then the deadly realities came to his doorstep.
When tragedy struck all he wanted to do was give up, but a promise he had made kept him going, barely. He was a man without a home, a purpose and more importantly hope. That changed one day along a desolate highway in the desert. There he’d discover a new reason for living.
NB: Co-authored with G. Michael Hopf.
The news is full of disturbing events today. There’s war and rumors of war. There’s the false recovery of the economy. Failing faith in the US economy is extremely high. Foreign banks have either slowed their purchases of Treasury Bonds or, in a few cases, begun unloading them.
We have a current election that is rife with corruption, extreme partisanship and outright fraud. It would appear the left in the country is ready to do about anything to see their candidate elected. While this is very concerning today, what does it mean to the election process as a whole? What will the next one look like? Does anyone believe they will actually improve? Or will the next batters up to the ultimate Homeplate simply make it even worse, take it even further down the rabbit hole?
In reality, it matters not who wins. They can only be there for eight years. But the election sets precedent for the next one; and the next one will push the limits even further, if there is one.
We’ve all heard of the spooky bank holiday. This sort of thing usually happens on a weekend, and on Monday morning you simply cannot access your account. You have no access to your money. Don’t think it can happen? Neither did the people of Greece. Or Germany when they were limited to fifty Euros a day.
What would you do? Do you keep cash on hand? Do you trust your bank? If you put twenty thousand dollars into the bank and then ask for ten thousand back, you have to fill out forms and justify your need for it. Then they tell the government about it and you face further sanctions.
Set in a post-pandemic world, things only get worse. Ten years after a plague ravaged the globe the US is hit with a nuclear detonation off the coast of Boston. The resulting explosion causes EMP like affects across the nation. And this makes thing particularly hard for David Campbell. David, an unemployed electrician, is on his way to Kansas City to attend his mother's funeral. Only things don't go according to plan and David is not known for his planning in the first place.
Charlie's Requiem (Co-authored with Walt Browning)
Going Home set a high bar for what life could look like after an EMP. But Morgan’s journey and even his home focuses on more rural areas. The small towns of Florida are nothing compared to the chaos the tourist corridor would be like.
Could you imagine being at Disney or Universal Studios when such an even occurred? What would those tens of thousands of people do? Where would they go? If you’ve been following the series, you know the DHS isn’t exactly concerned with the well being of the people of this country. But what are they really working towards? Who are they looking out for?
Morgan is doing his best to keep his small community safe, now let’s take a look at Orlando and how Charlie deals with the crisis. It’s a whole different situation surrounded by millions of residents and visitors all trying to survive.
Charlie finds herself caught in the city as it degenerates into chaos following an EMP attack. Charlie, a successful pharmaceutical sales rep, has no background in prepping or survival. Thrust into a do or die situation, she quickly learns that leaders in Washington are working to change the country as she knows it.
Her world has become a race to freedom while attempting to avoid capture by the new government’s agents. She must do this while trying to escape from a city with millions of residents as food, medicine and rule of law all disappear.
Can Charlie and her group learn to survive, or will the lack of knowledge become their fatal flaw?
The city has become a warzone. Charlie and her companions must survive the gangs and corrupt government agents that are out to stake their claims on the nation’s riches.
Should she try and flee to the countryside, with each neighborhood a potential trap and every house a threat? Or should she stay and fight the building tyranny?Dwindling food supplies and the daily risks of capture are taking its toll. Mistakes are fatal, and the exhaustion that comes with living under constant danger is wearing them down
Betrayal, pain and death are the norm. Who can they turn to when everyone is the enemy? Charlie’s world is about to change, and decisions that she and the other’s make will lead to life or condemn them to a quick and merciless death.
Months after the EMP crippled the country, Charlie concentrated on survival. Unfortunately, that wasn’t working out too well. Russians and Chinese soldiers were now part of the occupation, while the loss of several of her friends to state sanctioned gangs had pushed her to the edge. It was time to fight back. Combatting a tyrannical government seemed beyond sane, but every journey starts with just one step. For Charlie and her group, that time had come.
Retribution was to be meted out and with the help of a growing Resistance, reclaiming the country seemed more plausible by the day. Charlie’s Requiem: Retribution is about many things. It is about revenge and it is about loyalty. But mostly, it is about hope. Because if just a few good people are willing to put it all on the line, then anything is possible. The future is what you make it and Charlie was going to shape it, one bullet at a time.
We are living in unprecedented times. Cities across the nation are on fire. Government appears helpless to stop the violence and people are being left to fend for themselves. No one is coming to save you. This book will help prepare you to face what is coming.
NB: Co-authored with Alan Kay.
We all know that life is expensive, and those of us who live a preparedness lifestyle know that putting back necessities for a rainy day can oftentimes put a strain on the family budget. In this book, Angery American and Shawn Clay will give you some tips and advice on ways to make your prepping dollar stretch even further. With a quick read format and a full resource guide in the back, this book will help anyone from the beginner to seasoned preppers save money and be better positioned to face the challenges that life throws at us all!
NB: Co-authored with Shawn Clay.
If society collapsed, could you survive?
When Morgan Carter’s car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored—if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.
During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters—and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared?
Now reunited with his loving wife and daughters in this follow-up to Going Home, Morgan knows that their happiness is fleeting, as the worst is yet to come. Though for years Morgan has been diligently preparing for emergency situations, many of his neighbors are completely unready for life in this strange new world—and they’re starting to get restless.
With the help of his closest companions, Morgan fights to keeps his home secure—only to discover shocking information about the state of the nation in the process.
When society ceases to exist, who can you trust?
After the collapse of the nation’s power grid, America is under martial law—and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government.
He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting. Morgan and his friends aren't going to leave without a fight, though—and they'll do anything to protect their freedoms.
They survived the collapse, but can they survive the aftermath?
Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation’s power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society—but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination.
Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm. As Jess creates trouble within the camp, Sarge and his crew plot to take down the entire establishment.
Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable communuity. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?
Morgan has managed to get through a lot. Having made it back to his family and dealt with the issues of unscrupulous neighbors, he then had to deal with the presence of the federal government and their nefarious activities. But with the help of his close knit group he prevailed.
Life is settling into a familiar routine. And with the help of the US Army they are starting to rebuild their community. But just when Morgan thinks things are assuming some kind of normal another surprise lands in his lap. He’s made Sheriff. Harkening back to a time when law enforcement was a local face in the community Morgan is forced to step up and be that face, much to his chagrin. With the help of Thad, Danny and the rest of the crew he accepts the challenge and tries to make a positive impact. But he’s in for yet another surprise.
New foes will arise and old ones will return to conspire to destroy his efforts. Morgan’s group will suffer loss, injury and constant assault. His new position has made him a target, as well as those he loves. The peace and tranquility that the group has fought so hard for will continue to elude them. The fight, as Morgan soon learns, is just beginning.
In “Enforcing Home” Morgan and his group suffered some loss. They discovered their old foes weren’t gone as they’d thought. Not only were they not gone, they were now stronger than before. Morgan would have to deal with this threat, while at the same time trying to restore some sort of quality of life back to his community.
But this isn’t going to be easy. With the bombing at the market and wounding of his daughter Taylor, it became all too clear to Morgan that he was once again in a fight for the lives of those that matter most to him. Taylor was injured and would need care for some time. It wouldn’t be easy. Added to that, was the realization that he would have to deal with second-guessing himself. Was it his fault that she was now hurt?
In “Avenging Home” we see how this long-running battle between Morgan’s people and their number one nemesis plays out. While Morgan thinks this is the biggest threat they face, there are things on the horizon he cannot yet see that are going to dwarf these problems. Morgan has lived in a vacuum. He’s had little information about the outside world. While he’s used radios to listen to what he can, there’s been precious little real information. But now he’s found what he believes to be a reliable source, and knows when and where to listen.
But is it valid? Or is it simply propaganda? News and information can be powerful tools; but they must always be taken in context to make an educated decision. And the challenge is that there’s only one source. When you have to make decisions that mean the difference between life and death, the process becomes even more critical.
So, we’ll follow Morgan and his tightly knit group as they are once again in the fight. Will they finally defeat the Federal thugs in their backyard? And more importantly, what will be the cost?
Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired and it looked as though it may actually run.
While it meant lots of hard sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far, Mother Nature had been on their side. But that too was about to change. There was no shortage of problems.
There were those in town with their own plans. And those plans did not include Sheriff Morgan Carter. For the most part, Morgan ignored the issue, thinking it would simply go away. But that was not to be. He would have to face it head on; and it just may cost him his life.
As serious as the issues in town were, there were other, much larger problems brewing. These were beyond his control. They were beyond the control of the entire community, even if they were banded together. And Morgan would not be able to simply ignore them either.
There were forces converging on Central Florida that would bring back the uncertainty that only recently appeared to be vanquished. Only this time, it would be far worse than a rogue band of Federal Agents. War was coming, and with it, death. It would test them all.
The only possible thing that could make Morgan’s world even more difficult happened. The Japanese fleet off the coast of California was wiped out. An even that Morgan and friends and family only knew about because of the radio broadcasts from the Radio Free Redoubt. So far removed from them it barely warranted notice.
That is until the Chinese retaliated by launching a nuclear counter-strike against Mac Dill Air Force base. This, did warrant their attention and had the potential to profoundly impact their lives. As bad as the fear of nuclear fallout was, it wasn’t the only threat still haunting northern Lake county.
With proof the Russians had pathfinder units on the ground, at a minimum, in the state and discovery of Cuban forces cooperating with them, something had to be done. After encountering armored units and realizing they were ill equipped to deal with the threat, the old man called for help. The call was answered, but would require a near impossible trip by truck to Eglin Air Force base. America was certainly on the ropes, but she wasn’t down yet.
All Morgan wants to do is protect his family and friends. To restore a normal sense of life. To see to it Mel and his girls are safe and protected. He doesn’t want to get involved in these military actions. He’s more focused on trying to restore power to town. But his desires are, to use a military term, overtaken by circumstances, and, once again, Morgan and his friends are compelled to get involved. And this time, it will cost them.
It’s been a long hard ride for Morgan and everyone. Just when things were starting to look up, the park was attacked, and they lost Bobbie. Danny’s physical wounds were nothing like the emotional loss of Bobbie. It was hard on Mel as well and the rest of the group also felt the loss.
With the attacks on the community becoming a greater threat, they must be dealt with. These attacks must end. But what can the group do against an army with artillery? It’s been almost a year since, The Day, and Morgan is worried about his parents. It’s something that has been on his mind, often hidden or buried under the daily burden of his new reality. That worry is getting harder to ignore and something is going to have to be done so he can know, one way or another.
Even with all the life-threatening issues, life must go on. The daily requirements of feeding everyone and dealing with the innumerable challenges that crop up must be addressed. And there’s Fred’s pregnancy. While a blessing, it presents serious risks to her, morning sickness is the least of her concerns. The only easy day in this new world, is yesterday.
It’s been over a year since, The Day. Morgan and his companions have fought to stay alive and he finally managed to get to his parents and bring them back. Their situation is getting better every day but there are still challenges ahead of them. With a desire to return to a normal life on everyone’s mind, the group starts taking steps to do just that. Thinking bigger they tackle some major projects that will provide valuable resources. However, there are others out there making plans for them as well.
While these new plans will provide them with a lot of supplies and the ability to be resupplied on a regular schedule, it also comes with oversight. Something Sarge and Morgan are not going to like. But the benefits far outweigh the problems. Or do they?
They still face many challenges, like Fred’s pregnancy, that are still potential disasters. There is little room for error in their world. But hard work, determination, and the bond that holds the group together have enabled them to make it this far. But will it be enough?