Kilpack Launches Dystopian Military Sci-Fi Trilogy with Battle Calm

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WEST JORDAN, Utah - s4story -- Utah author W.D. Kilpack III published his sixth novel, Battle Calm, the first in the Battle Calm Cycle, set in a dystopian future. It is Kilpack's first hardcover release, but is also available in eBook/Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.

Battle Calm centers around Badger, a Keeper, who is the greatest soldier alive. He knows to never celebrate victories, no matter how hard-won, because the enemy never stops. When Badger succeeded his father, Red Skin, as Keeper Base Leader, he was well prepared, raised to handle anything the enemy threw at him. He was the best killer, and the most respected tactician. He knew Red Skin's Laws like he wrote them himself. Most importantly, he was always calm, no matter how frenzied the combat. These were only some of the reasons why he still had all his original parts. His two closest friends are Trinity, who would die for him, and Korry, who would follow him without question. They are all Keepers. They fight, they kill, they live to kill another day, even when it means bugging out to another Base ... and another. That is life when life is war. They know nothing else. But even war cannot last forever, regardless of the infallible truth of Red Skin's Law #35: "Under conditions of peace, men attack themselves; thus, there never has been, and there never will be a time without war. It is the greatest, most perfect thing men can do."

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Kilpack said, "I wrote the earliest draft when I was 14. It's been revised many times since then. The military aspect is much more authentic in a lot of ways, despite being a fictional branch of the military. Research and Q&A with some veterans went into restructuring that aspect of the story both through direct feedback and pointing me to the right places to research."

Kilpack is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author with works appearing in print, online, radio and television. He has won 24 book awards, including The International Firebird Book Award, The BookFest Award, International Impact Book Award, and Honorable Mention from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest for Pale Face, which has been optioned for movie development (

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Westminster University ( As an undergrad, he double-majored in communication and philosophy, while completing the Honors Program. As a graduate student, he earned a master of professional communication with a writing emphasis. He was also a high-performing athlete, qualifying to represent the USA in Greco-Roman wrestling.

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For 25 years, he was a communication professor and a nationally recognized wrestling coach. He was born in Salt Lake City, where he continues to live, consult and educate. For more www.

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