The Cave and The Sea, A Novel

Inexplicable abductions ... A mystifying Cave ... Legendary Symbols ... A youthful native Warrior and Scout confronts these and other mysteries as his journey to leadership and self-knowledge unfolds. Songs of wild landscapes guide him while he, and his friends, struggle to restore their Tribe's broken home. Their story of survival has merely begun. This once-in-a-generation work of wilderness fiction redefines the "coming of age" novel. Survival, love, spiritual growth, and the acceptance of responsibility are cultivated in the wild, North American landscapes of the 1600's.

"Heatherly makes you feel like you could survive on your own (for at least a little while) after reading this book -- not that I’m going to give it a try any time soon."
-Forever Young Adult

"The popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games, has been credited with inspiring interest in survival skills with young people. Military survival expert, John A. Heatherly, has written an historical adventure novel that has the capability to have a similar effect, but this book does appeal to all ages."
- Backwoodsman Magazine


The Survival Template

A unique survival guide... The Survival Template encapsulates a singular survivor's mentality into a model that can be duplicated and personalized. The product of years of practical study of wilderness survivors, political captives, Prisoners of War, and more... This book is a force multiplier.

"I don't throw the term 'life changing' around lightly but this book has very likely altered the way I think, the way I plan and the way I see my future as I've laid it out."
- SurvivalMonkey.com

"Don’t be fooled by the title. This book is just as relevant in daily life as it is in survival scenarios."
-In The Rabbit Hole

"... aptly titled, it's a template to train your mind, and I strongly recommend it."
- Dan Wolfe

"We need more books on the psychological aspect of survival, and 'The Survival Template' will make a good addition to your survival and prepper library!"
- SurvivalBookReviews

"Recently came out...$3 Kindle edition, Tim Ferriss recommends it...I've read a lot of personal development/goal setting type things and nothing has come close to how simple yet effective the ideas in this book are."
- Mixing It Up

"I highly recommend this book. It truly is a template for survival. Everyone would benefit from reading this book and implementing Heatherly's ideas into their lives."