Monday, November 12, 2018

Zombie Complex is available internationally!

No matter where you live on this planet of ours, you aren't far from being able to join the fight against zombies.  Of course, I'm referring to the fictional fight as depicted in my novel and short stories.

My novel, Zombie Complex, is available all across the globe.  You can buy it on several different Amazon country platforms.  Here are just some of the places you can get the book -

Zombie Complex from Amazon Australia
Zombie Complex from Amazon Canada
Zombie Complex from Amazon France
Zombie Complex from Amazon Germany
Zombie Complex from Amazon India
Zombie Complex from Amazon Italy
Zombie Complex from Amazon Japan
Zombie Complex from Amazon Netherlands
Zombie Complex from Amazon Spain
Zombie Complex from Amazon United Kingdom
Zombie Complex from Amazon United States

I'm amazed that Zombie Complex is available in so many places. No matter where you live, I hope you enjoy the read!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Perfect Gift for a Zombie Fan

With Halloween receding in the rear view mirror, the world is marching towards Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah,  and the Christmas Holidays.  The gift giving holidays can be very stressful for most of us in the western world.  Everyone has a list to potential gift recipients and everyone wants to give the perfect gift to everyone on their list.  Plus, most of us have limited funds.  However, if you have a fan of The Walking Dead, Fear of the Walking Dead, and entire zombie genre, I have a great gift idea for you:

Zombie Complex makes the perfect gift for zombie lovers! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat: It's Halloween!

As a writer of zombie fiction, I'm excited about Halloween.  Unfortunately not many children trudge up the steps to our deluxe apartment in the sky, so I'm providing a treat for my readers.  On this Halloween evening, you'll find that a couple of my works for Kindle are free.  I want you to read them.  I want you to enjoy them.  I hope you'll find them interesting, thought-provoking, and frightening.

But, before you take a treat from the bowl of literary works, I do hope you'll consider leaving a review when you are finished reading.  While I'll never get rich off of my fiction, I'd like other readers to know about my work and enjoy reading it too.

Have a wonderful Halloween, enjoy trick or treating if you have kids, be safe, be sane, and take the time to enjoy a good read!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Zombie Complex in Little Free Libraries

As part of the effort to get the word out about Zombie Complex, I've donated copies of the book to a few Little Free Libraries in Georgia.  So far, I've donated to Little Free Libraries in the cities of Atlanta, Roswell, and Young Harris.  It's probably not the most efficient way to distribute books, but it is a lot of fun.  It's like a treasure hunt, but I'm dropping off something I treasure--a novel I worked hard on.

Photo By dankeck [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

First, finding the Little Free Libraries is a bit of a challenge.  They are listed on the internet via the Little Free Libraries website.  However, the address is often approximate and once there you have to find the actual library box.  In searching for Atlanta area locations, I've traveled to some different neighborhoods and found some nice walking neighborhoods.

Little Free Library in Young Harris, Georgia.

Second, once you are in the neighborhood and at the address, you actually have to spot the library.  It's not always easy from a moving car.  They are small.  You have to keep your eyes open.  The libraries are about the size of mailboxes and sit at some location near the address listed.  Once you get the knack for spotting them, the task becomes easier.  Since there are 75,000+ around the world, you often see them in unexpected places.  My wife and I were driving through the Georgia mountains and she actually spotted the one in Young Harris.  Since I happened to have a copy of Zombie Complex, we dropped it off.

Little Free Libary in a Young Harris, Georgia, public park
If you happen to find a copy of Zombie Complex in a Little Free Library near you, please feel free to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog.  Every mention and every star helps in the task of getting the word out!

Little Free Library in Roswell, Georgia

Little Free Library in Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Zombie Microfiction: Last Stop Z

One shift selling kicks and one flipping burgers left Leon drained. On his bus, he just put on his Beats, played his list, and napped through a dozen stops. Oblivious to the biters and blood, when the driver made his turn, Leon just pulled the wire for his stop.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Health of the Zombie Genre

It's that special time of year.  Fall is coming.  Halloween is less than a month away.  The Walking Dead - Season 9 will premiere on October 7th.  The smell of putrid, rotting, flesh is fresh in the air.  It's almost zombie time again!

What's going on with the zombie genre?  With the departure of several major characters on The Walking Dead, many people wonder if the venerable franchise will be able to carry on.  I for one hope that that TWD does continue for many more years.  The departure of Rick and Maggie is a big deal for the show.  They should both go out with a bang or a bite or in some way that changes everything.  Change is interesting.  I would like to see the survivors on TWD make some progress towards a human recovery.  I would like to see mankind start to rise from the ashes.  But, after 9 seasons of The Walking Dead and countless other zombie-themed dramas, many are wondering if zombie fatigue may be setting in.

Has the world been over saturated with zombie stories, television shows, and movies?  I sure hope not.  I still have quite a few stories bouncing around in my brain that I would really like to tell.  Unfortunately, when I search the term "Zombie Books" on Amazon, I get over 50,000 results.  There are a lot of zombie books.  As an Indie Author, it is incredibly daunting to find readers for my solitary novel and my lonesome pair of short stories.  Like surviving a zombie apocalypse, reaching readers requires almost superhuman perseverance.  However, in many ways, zombie stories are timeless and they do illuminate important ideas about humanity.  I want to keep on plugging and make sure my own tales shed some light for the enjoyment of my readers.

I recently came across this essay "A Fresh Take on Rotting Flesh:  Zombies in Media" by Alicia Dryer of Roosevelt University.  Since zombies are a classic monster in popular culture just like vampires or Frankenstein, the author thinks there is still room for creativity.  Perhaps there is still life in the dead genre?  Now, I've just got to get cracking!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Check out the Wolfpack Authors!

Getting the word out about Zombie Complex is one of the biggest challenges I face as an independent  author.  I simply don't have the budget for extensive advertising and great graphics.  But, I do have a growing network of readers like you and fellow authors.  I've recently found a group that you should check out:  the WolfPack Authors.

The WolfPack Authors are a group of indie authors that have banded together to promote their writing efforts.  They represent many genres from mysteries to monsters to science fiction and fantasy to thrillers and hot, hot, erotica.  If you'd like to find them, simply search on the twitter hashtag:  #WolfPackAuthors.  You can also find them in the Wolves' Den section of the FauphTalk Fiction website.

A Wolf Pack closes in on an Elk (photo by U.S. National Park Service)

Zombie Complex is available internationally!

No matter where you live on this planet of ours, you aren't far from being able to join the fight against zombies.  Of course, I'm r...