Apocalyptic author Akart to speak at MSU Texas

Apocalyptic author Akart to speak at MSU Texas

Are you ready for the end? If not, come hear best-selling apocalyptic author Bobby Akart speak about "Preparing for the End of the World" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Legacy Hall's Multipurpose Room.

Akart is the author of 18 international best-sellers in 39 different fiction and nonfiction genres, including the critically acclaimed Boston Brahmin series, the Blackout Series, the Prepping for Tomorrow series, and the Pandemic Series. Amazon has ranked Akart as a Top 5 author for both the science fiction and religion/spirituality genres.

Axis of Evil, the first book in his newest post-apocalyptic fiction series, The Lone Star, was released Feb. 20, 2018, in ebook, hardback and paperback, and audio formats. It became a No. 1 best-seller in the post-apocalyptic and horror genres.

The Pandemic Series, a post-apocalyptic medical thriller series, debuted last summer. Each book in the four-book series became a No. 1 best-seller in both the medical thriller and horror genres and each were voted Favorite Prepper Fiction Novel during their release month. His post-apocalyptic fiction series, The Blackout, achieved No. 1 best-seller in five genres including post-apocalyptic and dystopian, and was voted Favorite Prepper Fiction Series for 2016.

Akart is regarded as a leading prepper, introducing people around the world to the lifestyle of preparedness through his writing, radio, television, and speaking appearances.

After receiving his undergraduate degree with a dual major in economics and political science, Akart received his juris doctorate and a master's degree in business. He brings that economic and political knowledge to his writing in both the Boston Brahmin political thriller series and his nonfiction series, Prepping for Tomorrow.

Many of Akart's books do not contain strong language as he intends them to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults. Although some scenes depict the realistic threat the nation faces from an electromagnetic pulse attack, nuclear destruction, and the societal collapse in the aftermath, the books do not contain graphic scenes typical of other books in the post-apocalyptic genre.

He lives in Florida with his wife and two English bulldogs.

This event is co-sponsored by MSU Texas' Speakers & Issues Series, the Arts & Literature Society, and the Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy. Admission is free. Contact Kirsten Lodge at kirsten.lodge@msutexas.edu for more information.