The founders of National Women’s History Month envisioned women like Rox Burkey when they established what has become an annual March recognition of women’s role in shaping society. Burkey and co-author, Charles Breakfield based in Dallas, TX, USA, have published eleven tech-thrillers in their Enigma series with number twelve about ready to launch. All books are available at Enigma Book Series in print and audio formats on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
Written with the 21st Century reader in mind, their stories focus on a relevant technology for each story and then pit the good cyber guys against the bad ones. They combine history, technology, romance, intrigue, and humor to offer readers award-winning adventure set in modern contexts. Rox Burkey has two loves – working with technology and writing. Her love of both spills over into the Enigma Tech-thriller books and her passion to support other authors.
A naturalized Texan, she earned her degree at Dallas Baptist University before beginning a career as a high-tech manufacturer with an emphasis on optimizing customer experiences. An award-winning author, she helps other authors as a regular interviewer for Indie Beacon (formerly Texas Authors) Radio. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dear Texas and is a member of the Authors Marketing Guild.
Her passion for meeting, interviewing and hearing people’s stories often leads to unique treasures in her own stories. When she has time, Rox enjoys gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling – all activities which just may show up in a future Enigma story.
The quest for more recognition for the contributions of energetic and talented women like Rox, led the National Women’s History project leaders to petition Congress in 1987 to designate March of that year as Women’s History Month. Their petition followed President Jimmy Carter’s 1980 decision to issue a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. It is now a nationally established annual recognition of women’s contributions to history, culture and society.
Rox’s many contributions to the world of writing, publishing, and interviewing are all part of the significant contributions women make to capture our history and inform and inspire our present.
Award-winning Dallas authors Breakfield & Burkey tackle the threat of artificial intelligence in a race to save humanity in The Enigma Beyond.
Who will win the AI (Artificial Intelligence) wars?The Enigma Beyond by Dallas tech experts and self-professed “geeks,” Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey, launches readers on a cyber thrill ride to outsmart AI devices in a race to save humanity.
In The Enigma Beyond, leaders of the dedicated R-Group, along with ICABOD, a supercomputer, risk digital oblivion from AI domination and mankind’s destruction at the hands of genetically enhanced combatants.
According to co-author Rox Burkey, an international Customer Experience Architect, “The inspiration for the story was coverage of failed AI experiments by tech leaders. Beyond takes on what could realistically happen if artificial intelligence turned against us.”
With over 140 cyber good guys and bad guys, The Enigma Series weaves current technology into action-packed story lines with suspense, global locales and tongue-in-cheek humor. The new thriller joins 10 other standalone installments each based on different themes.
The series has won numerous awards. In August of 2019, The Enigma Source, the duo’s 10th book, received the Dan Poynter Global Legacy Award in four categories. The books have also been recognized by the Texas Association of Authors, Colorado Independent Publishers Association, IndTale Magazine among other publications and organizations.
Charles added, “We hope folks realize that each one of us needs to trust ourselves first before trusting a computer. When you embrace your technology, there is a very thin line between being served and being a servant. We subscribe to the former.”