Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Is it me, or is zombiemania sweeping the nation? A recent article in a major newspaper (either the New York Times or the LA Times, I don't remember) claimed that zombies are replacing vampires. In other words, zombies are the next big thing. Bye bye, Twilight (Yeah, right!) hello, zombies.

The zombie comic book, Deadworld:Click here: Deadworld: Comics and Graphic Novels of the zombie classic! from creator Gary Reed, is about to become a major motion picture. Max Brooks' World War Z shows up on movie screens later this year. There's the game Zombies you can play on Facebook, and even the retelling of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice has been zombified with best selling Pride And Prejudice and Zombies.

When I set out to write Never Slow Dance With A Zombie, almost three years ago, I had no idea zombies were in the zeitgeist. It's amazing how so many people can be thinking the same thing at the same time.

Three weeks ago Lauren, at Shooting Stars Magazine, asked me to review a song called Zombies Everywhere :Click here: Shooting Stars Mag: (Party) "Zombies Everywhere"- Authors Talk! When I saw the post with my review I discovered two other fun, zombie novels I knew nothing about: Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, written by S. G. Browne , and The Zombie Queen of Newbury High, by Amanda Ashby I am planning to get in touch with Amanda Ashby soon, to see if she'd like to do a reading event together when she's in the US.

Wow! So many zombies. It's a bit daunting. I am either in the right place at the right time... a place I rarely am, or my book is coming out amidst a glut of zombie projects. I'm going with right place at the right time. It's better to be optimistic. And I am in such a good space right now, I am not going to bring myself down with negative zombie thoughts. Is there such a thing as positive zombie thoughts? If you have a zombie novel coming out in September, yes, there is. That's all for now. If you like zombies check some of these out, and if you know of other zombie projects or books that are coming out or have just come out, I'd love to hear about them. It won't bring me down. It will just reinforce my belief that I am at the crest of a zombie tidal wave that will be crashing to the shores September 1st.

Sleep tight, don't let the zombies bite... There are so many of them ;)


  1. Yay for zombies! Ooooh, gonna have to check out that new comic. Would love to go to your reading if you do one in Northern California. ;-D

  2. I think it's a good thing, it means people are loving zombies and want more so it should help people be MORE interested in your own novel.

    And I'm glad I could show you some new zombie books through the post...I really want to read those too and Amanda is super nice. Definitely get in touch with her.


  3. I'm really into zombie books at the moment, as you will probably be able to tell if you check out my site. I'm so glad I found you.

    I have a couple of zombie books on my TBR pile.

    Take care,