‘And Death Followed Behind Her’ Book Review

And Death Followed Behind Her” (affiliate link) starts with the apocalypse having gone on for a couple years already. The only survivors are those who, like Katrina, have and keep a will to live. She faces zombies, demons, three-headed dogs, imps and minotaurs. However, not all of the evil creatures are actively evil. Some just want to play video games and stay out of Hell. How can anyone fault them for that?

When Katrina has finally had enough, she teams up with those closest to her. But can a demon, two mortals, a zombie and a wingless angel end the apocalypse? With echoes of the movie “This Is the End,” the first book in “And Death Followed Behind Her” is a fast-paced adventure with plenty of adult situations and language and a little less laughter. Katrina is a beguiling character whose honesty, willpower, and snark, rub many people, demons, and zombies the wrong way.

A quick read, “And Death Followed Behind Her” is a compilation of three “Katrina Hates” stories adapted from Nohelty’s own graphic novels. Nohelty creates a new tale that Hollywood should be desperate to get its hands on. Until Hollywood finds it, you can get it at Lincoln City Archery, on Amazon (affiliate link), and at Nohelty’s own website.

Indie Authors at Lincoln City Archery

At Lincoln City Archery, we have a wide variety of books written by self-published writers, including my own. These are books that you generally wont’ find in larger bookstores that rely on publishing house distributors. Many of our books are written or edited by local authors (including the range leader at our location).

At Lincoln City Archery, we provide archers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of traditional archery and practice their skills at our indoor archery range in Lincoln City, Oregon. Like traditional archery, reading books takes focus and concentration. Turning off your electronics and reading a book for an hour will improve your focus and concentration. If the story is good enough, it won’t even seem like practicing. Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time when you can’t make it to the range. Happy shooting, happy reading, and let’s get on target.

Affiliate links used in this article allow us to earn a small commission on your book purchase while costing you nothing. Thank you. If you would prefer to order your books directly from us, we will be happy to ship them directly to your home for $3 plus shipping if they are available.

Lincoln City Archers League Challenge: Different Differences

In the first book of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, “Ruins of Gorlan,” (affiliate link) the titular character is practicing his archery skills by shooting arrows at targets placed at different distances. His mentor explained that this will allow him to hone his instinct. If he were to shoot at the same target with each arrow, he would always use his first arrow as a sighting shot. On March 1, 2022, Archers League members and those who show up for league night will have the opportunity to try this activity.

Ordinarily, our range is set up so archers shoot at one target on their lane. This is to limit the number of arrows that may be broken. Arrows fired on a diagonal present a larger, more brittle surface area that can be hit (accidentally or on purpose), and unlike hitting a nock at the back of an arrow, the damage to the shaft is irreparable. On this night, we will try a new target set up that should allow archers to hone their instinct. The achievement goal will be to hit the bull’s-eyes on two or three targets in the same round.

About the League

Lincoln City Archers League starts on Feb. 15 with the Cupid Apprentice Challenge. You can see the full proposed calendar here. Events are subject to change. League nights are $50 per person and start at 5:30pm.

Lincoln City Archers League is for traditional archers. Our range can accommodate bows less than 40# in draw weight. League members may also use our equipment. League nights do not feature instruction, so those wishing to become members are encouraged to learn the basics of traditional archery before league starts. Members get 40% off range fees from the time their dues are paid in full or for the week after they have participated in a league night.

We expect league members to lift each other up. Click here for the rules of engagement.

About Our Archery Books

At Lincoln City Archery, we have a wide variety of books on archery, including my own. These are books that you generally wont’ find in larger bookstores that rely on publishing house distributors. Many of our books are reprints of historical archery texts and biographies of well-known archers. We also have “How to” books and fiction works that explore archery. (Read our review of “Ranger’s Apprentice.”)

At Lincoln City Archery, we provide archers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of traditional archery and practice their skills at our indoor archery range in Lincoln City, Oregon. Like traditional archery, reading books takes focus and concentration. Turning off your electronics and reading a book for an hour will improve your focus and concentration. If the story is good enough, it won’t even seem like practicing. Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time when you can’t make it to the range. Happy shooting, happy reading, and let’s get on target.

Affiliate links used in this article allow us to earn a small commission on your book purchase while costing you nothing. Thank you. If you would prefer to order your books directly from us, we will be happy to ship them directly to your home for $3 plus shipping if the books are available.

Race to the Back Event for Lincoln City Archers League on Feb. 22, 2022

Lincoln City Archers League members who join us on Feb. 22, 2022 will gather together in teams and race to the back of the range in the fewest number of rounds. Teams can consist of as many as five players, and non-league archers are welcome to participate in the evening’s program. However, the event is limited to 20 people and league members take priority over non-league archers. The cost is $50 for the evening, and it is included in league dues for those who have paid in full.

Race to the Back Rules

Targets start out at 10 yards. Archers shoot three arrows in a round, and two bull’s-eyes moves the target back a yard. Once arrows are retrieved, the next member of the team steps up to shoot the bull’s-eye. The target continues to get pushed back until it reaches 14 yards. If time remains, two more rounds may be added using rubber ducks as the target. (Individuals may be their own team if space is available.) If an archer misses the target with all three arrows in a round, the target moves up a yard unless it is already at the 10-yard marker or in the bonus rounds.

More League Information

Lincoln City Archers League starts on Feb. 15 with the Cupid Apprentice Challenge. You can see the full proposed calendar here. Events are subject to change. League nights are $50 per person and start at 5:30pm.

Lincoln City Archers League is for traditional archers. Our range can accommodate bows less than 40# in draw weight. League members may also use our equipment. League nights do not feature instruction, so those wishing to become members are encouraged to learn the basics of traditional archery before league starts. Members get 40% off range fees from the time their dues are paid in full or for the week after they have participated in a league night.

We expect league members to lift each other up. Click here for the rules of engagement.

Lincoln City Archers League Schedule of Events for Winter/Spring 2022

Please note: This is a suggested list of events and dates for the Lincoln City Archers League starting Feb. 15 and concluding April 19, 2022. Events and dates may change depending on the will of the archers in the league. League nights are Tuesdays and start at 5:30pm. The cost is $50 per night or $450 if all dues are paid in advance. Cost includes the use of range bows and arrows. Archers may bring their own recurve or longbow with an under 40-pound draw weight.

  • Feb. 15: Cupid Apprentice Challenge – Shoot the hearts on one leg for a chance to become Cupid’s apprentice. Spread the love!
  • Feb. 22: Race to the Back – Grab a team or compete as a single archer. The first team to the back and through the two bonus rounds wins!
  • March 1: Different Distances – Practice using your instinct to hit the targets at different distances in the same round.
  • March 8: Nick, Nock, NO! – Archery version of Tic Tac Toe! The first round for seeding purposes.
  • March 15: Nick, Nock, NO! – Second Round will be played as an elimination tournament.
  • March 22: Shoot the Stick – An old-style challenge that will use “sticks” of different widths at different distances.
  • March 29: 50-Arrow Challenge – How many bull’s eyes will you get?
  • April 5: The Odysseus Challenge – How many axes will you shoot through?
  • April 12: Early Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 19: Awards and the Robin Hood Challenge – Split the arrow intentionally.

Lincoln City Archers League is designed to be fun and uplifting. Please see our rules of engagement. There will be no time for teaching during league nights. Beginners will want to come in to Lincoln City Archery before the league starts if they want to join in the fun and games. League members get 40% off range fees during the week starting from the day they sign up until April 26, 2022. Lincoln City Archery is located at the Lincoln City Outlets in Lincoln City, Oregon. Call (503-409-8371) or stop by to sign up.

Cupid Calls for Apprentice Archers at Lincoln City Archers League

Cupid has decided that he needs more help spreading love and joy throughout the world with his archery skills. He will be taking on apprentices this year, and the process starts at Lincoln City Archery on Feb. 15, 2022 at 5:30pm. Cupid has decided that the perfect place to begin searching for new archers is at the Lincoln City Archers League. He has come up with a series of challenges for archers to accomplish during the evening activities.

“I’ve realized that being the only person in charge of love is hard,” said Cupid in a letter to Lincoln City Archery. “I need some excellent archers who care to make it easier.”

Those wishing to become Cupid’s apprentices will need to hit the heart at each distance on the range, starting with 10 yards and working toward 14. All shots must be made using the cupid pose – on one leg with the back leg sticking out behind the archer.

Join Lincoln City Archery and see if you’re ready to help Cupid spread more love this year.

Lincoln City Archers League Nights require $50 nightly dues or $450 paid all at once for 10 nights. Cupid’s Apprentice Challenge is the first in a series of challenges that will face local archers. League members will also face the Odysseus Challenge, an early Easter Egg hunt, and the 50-arrow challenge. Game nights will include Archery Tic Tac Toe and Race to the Back.

The Archers League is for traditional archers of any skill level. However, those who have never shot a bow and arrow will need to come in to Lincoln City Archery for an archery session before the league starts. Basic instruction will not be available on league nights. Lincoln City Archers League meets at Lincoln City Archery in the Lincoln City Outlets. Contact us for more details at 503-409-8371.

We expect our league to be fun. Archers are encouraged to help each other get better. Please familiarize yourself with the Archers Rules of Engagement.

Why I Wrote the Adventures on the Amur

While living in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, I ran into a number of things that were amusing. Some I didn’t understand; some were just interesting. The two books in the Adventures on the Amur series (affiliate link) were explanations for me to understand the history of the area in the first, and a cultural moor in the second.

Every time I’ve visited a new country, I’ve had to adapt to the local culture. Sometimes, I’ve just had to accept the way things are. After all, I wasn’t going to change a whole culture overnight, or even in a couple of years. Others, I’ve had to fight against, like boofing in Africa during my stint in the Peace Corps (affiliate link to “My Life in the Peace Corps”).

The Treasure of Nikolai Nikolaevich

The first thing that piqued my curiosity was the fact that China gave Russia access to the Amur River, which allowed its river towns and shipping to reach Vladivostock. This important concession made it much easier for Russia to move supplies from inland to the coast and vice versa. When I did some research, I found out that the treaty was negotiated by Nikolai Nikolaevich Muraviov-Amursky, a man who many Russian bureaucrats at the time thought was too young to be governor over such a large mass of land.

How did he negotiate the treaty? What did he say to the Chinese to give their largest rival in the area access to the Amur River? The people I asked didn’t have an answer, and the only book that I saw, which could contain the answer was about six inches thick, written in old-style Russian, and in the local museum. So, I came up with my own story: The Treasure of Nikolai Nikolaevich.

The Curse of the Golden Kopeck

Growing up, I was always told, “See a penny pick it up and all the day, you’ll have good luck.” I would pick up coins all the time, and I was good at spotting them. When I went to Russia and found a 50-kopeck piece on the ground, my wife was appalled that I picked it up. She told me to throw it down and not to pick up coins. I didn’t understand why until someone told me about the magic that can be used with coins. The second in the Adventures on the Amur is loosely based on the Russian superstition of coins on the ground.

I wrote the Adventures on the Amur in the style of the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew mysteries with a little touch of Indiana Jones. Come to Lincoln City Archery, and I will be happy to sign them. Or order them online at Amazon (affiliate link).

Lincoln City Archery and Books

At Lincoln City Archery, we have a wide variety of books written by self-published writers, including my own. These are books that you generally wont’ find in larger bookstores that rely on publishing house distributors. Many of our books are written or edited by local authors (including the range leader at our location).

At Lincoln City Archery, we provide archers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of traditional archery and practice their skills at our indoor archery range in Lincoln City, Oregon. Like traditional archery, reading books takes focus and concentration. Turning off your electronics and reading a book for an hour will improve your focus and concentration. If the story is good enough, it won’t even seem like practicing. Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time when you can’t make it to the range. Happy shooting, happy reading, and let’s get on target.

Affiliate links used in this article allow us to earn a small commission on your book purchase while costing you nothing. Thank you. If you would prefer to order your books directly from us, we will be happy to ship them directly to your home for $3 plus shipping if they are available.