A Great State: The Rescue

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A Great State: The Rescue

by Shelby Gallagher


A Great State: The Trilogy

By Shelby Gallagher

A Great State Trilogy

A Great State tells the story of Julie, a woman living deep inside the Left Coast. A divorced mother with a teenage boy, Julie Atwood realizes the government-dependent community where she lives will soon collapse. To save her family, Julie must confront the trauma in her past, and develop the skills necessary to survive the coming disaster.

Ripped from the headlines, with startlingly accurate predictions so far, author Shelby Gallagher takes the reader on a journey of healing, preparation and survival.

Julie must prepare, both physically and logistically for the collapse she can see is building all around her. Along the way, Julie must face the ultimate question: How far will she go to protect and provide for her child?

“Shelby Gallagher must have some kind of crystal ball… because her books read like NEXT week’s news.”


“Gripping story that provides a different perspective on post-collapse survival.”

Mark Thompson

“Never in my life have I sat down to read a book and not put it down until I was done. Until now!”


Very unique storyline… Wow, not what I was expecting at all. I listen to a lot of audio books on my commute. Many have been post-apocalyptic in some way, shape or form. The author has the ability to place you right with the characters. In the first several chapters, I probably felt just about every emotion. The storyline is completely unique to this type of book. Probably not like anything you have listened to or read before. Get it, you won’t be disappointed.”

Beau Nixon

A refreshing female perspective… I was swept into the story from the very beginning. I’ve read or downloaded over 100 titles in this genre and this is the first from a woman’s perspective that has held my interest. This is both frighteningly realistic and honest. A real inspiration to women Preppers!”

Dane Mom

I was truly emotionally invested… This audiobook is the absolute best book written from a woman’s perspective in the preparedness genre. I have rarely had such a powerful and visceral response from fiction before. Shelby Gallagher has crafted a genuine gamechanger and the narrator didn’t just portray Julie Atwood, she WAS Julie Atwood. I can’t wait for the next book.”

Benjamin O Weger

“This book might be just the wake-up call you need to start preparing your family for a bad time that we all hope won’t come.”

Rob N.

“The whole time I was reading, I was thinking this could be me.”


“I will warn you, it’s really, really hard to put down.”

Pam A.

“Heartfelt, honest, inspirational and with many practical prepper tips.”


“Shelby has hit her first book out of the park.”


“Subjects of sexual abuse, violence on women and single parent struggles are dealt with honestly and with great sensitivity.”


“Insight, well written and thought provoking. Continue Ms. Gallagher, please!”


“I tend to read a lot of books from this genre and I have to say that I can’t remember another that I enjoyed as much as this one.”

Shelby Gallagher

About the Author

Shelby Gallagher is a pseudonym. Shelby resides in the Pacific Northwest. She writes from her first-hand experience working in and around state capitols and has observed why a collapse is coming and how it may unfold. She is a parent and active prepper.

Listen to Shelby on This Week in Guns, April 18, 2019

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