Woodson graduate pens sci-fi thriller

Published 12:01 am Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Andalusia native has released his first novel after years of writing screenplays, and owning his own film, publishing and record company, and he’ll bring his book home in the coming weeks.

Rufus Hawkins, a 1964 graduate of Woodson High School, will hold a book signing Sat., July 7, at the Kiwanis Community Center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Hawkins said his book, titled “Mothers of the Gods” is a science fiction genre book about a battle between aliens and the FBI.

“It comes from a screenplay I wrote,” he said. “I write them for the big screen, and I wanted to adapt something and dedicate it to my mom, who I lost in 1999.”

The book is set in the year 2050 and the planet Zohar has been hit by a catastrophic virus – a fate and tragedy that has already overwhelmed the planet of most of its most precious resources: the mothers of the Gods.

In the book, the entire female population has been eradicated due to an immune deficiency based on an unexplained dark mystery that occurs every 100 years on this extremely unique galaxy.

Hawkins is the president of Noel Publishing Inc., and Noel Film and Music Productions.

He now resides in Southfield, Mich., with his wife, Pamela.

He has five children.