Monday, June 24, 2013

Monsters, zombies... and the Titanic?

Every author hopes they came up with something unique enough to draw readers.

While not everyone likes, or wants, to read about zombies, zombie books are still hot - and getting hotter. With the release of World War Z, zombies are big in the general public, too.

The fun, yes, fun, of the theme (or sub-genre since many writers consider it a genre unto itself) is that you can use zombies for whatever metaphor you want or to address whatever situation you prefer. In my book, GIRL  Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie (coming in August), zombies and turning part-zombie can include views on appearance, (a big thing to a teen), fitting in, and other issues. (Pre-order Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie at Amazon.)

Writing about zombies also offers writers the chance to turn history on its ear as author Catt Dahman does with the Titanic. See what she has to say about her take on the Titanic - and yes, zombies -  at GirlZombieAuthors.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Fourth of July Short Mystery!

My short story, Booneville Retribution, is out just in time for the Fourth of July!

Larry’s a hardworking Vietnam vet who loves his country and is proud of his small town roots. He’s lived the better part of his life in Booneville, where Old Glory flies proudly over town square, and the Fourth of July is the biggest celebration of the year. Then, the closing of Halport Industries—the town’s economic lifeblood—devastates Booneville’s residents. Families are torn apart, small businesses dry up, and once lively neighborhoods become nothing but rows of abandoned houses. However, when the downturn of the economy threatens the town’s Fourth of July festival, Larry becomes determined to change things. Risking everything, he devises a plan to make the people forget about their problems and restore a sense of pride in their community and their country. A 4th of July short story.

I hope you'll check it out!

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