Charles Yallowitz -Where Did the Shattered States Come From?

Cover art by Jon Hunsinger

Cover art by Jon Hunsinger

John W. Howell asked:

“I would like to know the inspiration for the Bedlam series. I know your fantasy world was inspired by your gaming so what inspired bedlam?”

Crossing Bedlam is fairly new compared to all my other ideas.  It’s a totally different genre, atmosphere, and mentality too.  The funny thing is that it’s been slowly piecing itself together over the last few years.  It didn’t stem from gaming, movies, books, or television.  At least not exactly.

One of the biggest influences is my own growing cynicism.  I’m not always the biggest fan of humanity in general.  We do horrible things to each other for some of the most ridiculous reasons.  So I had that mentality along with seeing a lot of people questioning the United States getting involved in so much overseas.  This part of the post borders on political and I’m betting many have heard the arguments, so I hope I don’t have to go much further than this.  The idea that the United States was pushing its luck with the rest of the world is what birthed the Shattered States.  Well, one theory since I’ve left it open to the reader to decide on the real cause.  Originally, it was the rest of the world teaming up to isolate the USA, but now it’s hinted that it could be external, internal, aliens, fake, and a few other possibilities.

Continue reading here: Where Did the Shattered States Come From?

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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3 Responses to Charles Yallowitz -Where Did the Shattered States Come From?

  1. rijanjks says:

    Very nice post, Charles. Thanks for sharing, Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ugh… I hadn’t heard that term: Shattered States. *sigh* 😦 Off to read the rest of Charles’ post.

    Liked by 1 person

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