Something Wicked Tour: Harmony Kent Discusses FALLOUT

Ciao, amici! Welcome to the fourth day of Story Empire’s Something Wicked Tour. Today, I am pleased to welcome Harmony Kent, who is going to talk about her novel, Fallout, and evil despots. Take it away, Harmony!

Hello everyone, Harmony here. Thanks for hosting me today, Staci! It’s great to visit with you and your readers on this fourth stop on Story Empire’s Something Wicked Blog Tour. In keeping with the scary theme, I’d like to visit the world of Exxon 1, where a crazy despotic president lets loose a deadly virus …

Life as we know it has ceased …

How many people are going to die, when a despot brings the end of the world nigh?

‘What happens when one man has all the power, and that man loses his mind?

Where did the world of Exxon come from?

FALLOUT started out life when I played a little game. I sat and closed my eyes and imagined an empty room … in that room, a vial appeared. A dull orange plastic thing covered in scratches. It sloshed when I shook it. From that tiny beginning, the world of Exxon 1 and its deadly virus was born.

Then I started asking questions:

  1. Who lost the vial?
  2. Who found the vial?
  3. Who dropped the vial?
  4. What is in the vial?
  5. What happens in the wrong hands?
  6. What happens in the right hands?
  7. What was its opposite–the virus–made for?
  8. When was it developed and lost?
  9. When was it found?
  10. When does the vial get to where it needs to be [if it does]?
  11. Where was it lost?
  12. Where was it found?
  13. Where is it taken?
  14. Why is Kaleb so eager to help Priya with the vial?
  15. Why doesn’t Kaleb just take it from her and transport himself and the vial back?
  16. Why does Priya still trust Kaleb after everything?
  17. How come there’s only the one vial?
  18. How does the virus (and antidote) work?
  19. How did it escape the labs with all spill protocols engaged?

While these might seem like a lot of questions, it proved an easy way for me to glean enough information for my muse to write a whole novel.

Here’s a bit more about the book:


The year is 3040.

The location is Exxon 1, part of a six-planet system in settled space.

Determined to avoid the mistakes of old Earth, the surviving humans avoided democracy and opted, instead, for a non-elective totalitarian system.

The new way worked well, until now.

A crazy, despotic president releases a nano-virus on the population.

No one was ready for the fallout. It came anyway.

In this post-apocalyptic world, can you stay safe?

Praise for FALLOUT:

‘If you like dark, dangerous, and a little bit demented, this is the novel for you.’ … Staci Troilo

‘Fallout by Harmony Kent is a dark, gritty, twisted apocalyptic story guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.’… Mae Clair

If you’d like to learn more about FALLOUT, please click HERE.


About Harmony:

After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.

Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour, adorable husband, and quirky neighbours.

Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.

To Learn More About Harmony Check Out:

Website | Story Empire (co-authored) | Amazon Author Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Goodreads | BookBub |


I was thrilled to have Harmony here today. She masterfully created this dystopian world. If you haven’t already read it, I encourage you to do so. 

Please use those sharing buttons, and leave a comment to show Harmony some love. And when you’re done, I hope you’ll join me at P.H. Solomon’s site, where I’m talking about creating story worlds. Arrivederci!

44 thoughts on “Something Wicked Tour: Harmony Kent Discusses FALLOUT

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  4. This is definitely on my TBR pile, Harmony! It sounds super exciting, and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for such a cool post, Staci and Harmony! Definitely sharing. And btw, I love your questions you asked yourself. I don’t outline for my books, but I do start with a few “What If?” questions, which I add to as I go. They keep me honest. 😀 ❤

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  5. Asking questions is such a great way to develop a story arc and plot. It’s so interesting to think the entire Fallout novel started with the idea of a simple vial. You created an amazing world with Exxon. I loved Fallout and can’t wait for the Colony series!

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