Goodreads asked Sam Kates:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Sam Kates The Cleansing (Earth Haven 1) is an expansion of ideas first touched upon in a short story that's in the Pond Life collection, The Third Coming. In the short story, a teenage survivor of a viral apocalypse stumbles across an old man who's watching the skies, waiting for someone... or something. The Cleansing's sequel, The Beacon (Earth Haven 2), will be released on 9th January and continues where the first book left off. I'm currently working on the final instalment. All this from a short story written fifteen years or more ago...

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