Best Selling Author


Admitted tech geek, entrepreneur, cyclist and bestselling author, JK Franks’ world was formed by a childhood spent in the rural South growing up during the Space Age, when he developed a love for writing. He became an avid student of history and science, and aa regular reader of reference books and biographies. Once he discovered science fiction he never looked back.

Franks’ work is characterized by meticulous research and a gritty, seldom-matched realism. He released his first novel (the first book in a planned trilogy), Catalyst: Downward Cycle, in June of 2016. The 2017 release of the second novel in the series, Kingdoms of Sorrow, continues the tale of a near-future apocalyptic event and the survivors’ efforts to hang on to the remnants of a collapsing civilization. Both books have been well received, quickly becoming fan-favorites on Amazon and Audible.  American Exodus soared to number one soon after its release in early 2018. His latest work, Ghost Country has been a top seller since its release and deemed a worthy conclusion to the series.

His protagonists are human: not superheroes, just normal people with the same problems as everyone else, but who rise to challenges when they come along. The Catalyst series combines his passion for hard science fiction with his outlook on self-reliance.

Franks and his wife now live in West Point, Georgia. He is currently working on the third book of the Catalyst series. No matter where he is or what’s going on, he tries his best to set aside time every day to answer emails and messages from readers. You can visit him on the web at Please subscribe to his newsletter for updates, promotions, and giveaways. You can also find the author on Facebook or email him directly at

Best Sellers

Catalyst Book 1

An ordinary man helplessly watches the world around him begin to crumble after a massive Solar Flare cripples most of the worlds power grid. A Recent #1 Amazon Bestseller.

American Exodus

The Catalyst series second International bestseller. We follow one man’s desperate journey home in a post-apocalyptic world. Steven Porter finds himself wandering the highways after the world he knows vanishes. Millions are fleeing the cities trying to find safety.


“The Catalyst series is one of the best apocalyptic book series I’ve ever read – and I’ve read more TEOTWAWKI books than anyone probably should. It’s as well written as any top 10 NYT bestseller, something that can be hard to find when you’re off into self pub land.

And it’s got a scary AF, cool AF dog. What more can one ask for?”

– Kelly D.

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