Dear Friends, this is David Telbat. In my new novel, Dawn of Affliction, I used research of real towns and geography to tell the story of an epic journey across post-apocalyptic America. In every town, I show conflict and challenge—selfish society at its worst. Simultaneously, I share the contrast of God’s people expressing grace and mercy to those who deserve otherwise. Peach Springs and Cameron were two Arizona towns I used in the West.
Peach Springs, Arizona
This town was once on the beaten path for vehicles, but a new highway now sends drivers elsewhere to save time traveling through the desert. Because of this detour, the town almost became a ghost town, except it serves as the administrative base for the Hualapai Tribe.
In Dawn of Affliction, Book One of Last Dawn Trilogy, I show Peach Springs as a deserted town. Its meager population has relocated to Havasu Falls and the three other nearby canyon waterfalls. As I state in my Author Note inside the front pages of the novel, the terrible circumstances in this fictional future around these towns does not reflect the friendly people who live there now. The town and its geography are what I focus on, and its rugged location provides for a demanding and desperate conflict.