The Yellowstone Traps opens a window onto a radically new social paradigm developed and put in practice by post-globalization pioneers building a totally self-sufficient intentional community in western Minnesota they call Independency. The unusual living arrangement proves crucial to the survival of citizens living through geological hell on earth. Based on the latest scientific data, the novel reveals to the reader what could happen on the North American continent if the 1,500-square mile caldera within Yellowstone National Park were to super-erupt today, as it has two dozen times over the past 15 million years.
K.R.Nilsen has been jotting words on paper and typing them into cyberspace since, it seems at times, the sun's nuclear furnace caught fire. Former journalist and periodicals editor, the winner of the coveted Granite State Legacy Award in 2015, and present day controlled-environment organic gardener growing food all year round in New England, Nilsen is now retired and devotes a good deal of time to nonprofit outdoor recreation organizations. The author maintains a studio at his 1799 traditional cape home in rural New Hampshire, where he writes, paints, plays guitar, raises Havanese toy dogs with his wife, and gardens as if the supermarkets will run out of produce.