I recently sat down with a friend’s kid to talk to him about zombies. It wasn’t a birds and bees kind of talk to explain where they came from, it was for a research paper he was doing for class. He was pulling from different sources and had wracked his brain trying to find someone legitimate to interview about zombies. When he told me that and said I qualified, I bit the inside of my cheek to keep from laughing. Legitimate? Me? Oh, I highly doubt that, but I was flattered nonetheless.
He asked several interesting questions, and even filled me in on some things I didn’t know. The biggest theme that ran through the interview was “Do you think it could really happen that zombies would rise up?” To be honest, no, I don’t think a zombie apocalypse would occur. The CDC is pretty good about keeping infectious diseases in check, and we also have airplanes and helicopters that could blast the creatures out of the sky. And let us not forget all the civilians who own firearms. I’m pretty sure we could crush the zombies before they had a chance to get out of hand.
Still, it’s fun to think of what would happen if zombies did take over. While I was being interviewed, the question came up of what I would do if the undead walked the earth. For me, personally, I would get as far away from people as possible. I would find someplace isolated and remote that is easily defended. It’s the best way to ensure safety. Besides, the zombie will stick to the cities where the food source is. Get away from the prey, and you should be relatively safe.
Both Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead explore different scenarios of what could be done during the zombie apocalypse. I think one of the most important things to remember is to use your brain. Zombies are not smart. They are driven by base desires. Yes, they have numbers on their side, but you can out think them…and you should. If you need some pointers and tips, check out the books!
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Death to the Undead
Genre: YA horror
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing
Number of pages: 286
Cover Artist: Jerrod Brown
The battle that began in Life After the Undead continues.
Zombies changed her life completely...
Tough teenager Krista escaped to the safety of Florida after her parents were killed by the zombie horde. She united with General Liet, a distant cousin, and moved with him to North Platte to help build a wall to keep the zombies in the West. Krista fell in love with Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, and together they freed the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet.
But zombies aren’t the only enemy they have to face...
Now, North Platte is free, but Liet was not the only one using the zombie apocalypse to control their people. Florida is ruled by five ruthless Families, who use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their populace. Krista and Quinn hatch a desperate plan to run guns into the state and help the people revolt. Krista and Quinn, labeled as rebels run for their lives when the Families attack North Platte. The Families want them captured, the zombies want to eat them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught in between powerful forces, they must survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action, all while trying to solidify their new relationship and trying not to self-destruct in the meantime.
About the Author:
I write fiction under the pen name Pembroke Sinclair, and I have had several short stories published. My story, “Sohei,” was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine. I have novellas and a short story collection forthcoming from Musa Publishing and eTreasures Publishing. I have two novels, Coming from Nowhere (adult, sci fi) and Life After the Undead (YA, horror), that are available from eTreasures Publishing, as well as Death to the Undead (YA, sequel to Life After the Undead), which is forthcoming. Life After the Undead was a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in the YA category and the cover art category.
Under my real name, from March 2008 to January 2011, I wrote scientific articles for Western Farmer-Stockman. I have a nonfiction book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, scheduled for release in July 2012 from Scarecrow Publishing (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).
I have my Master’s in English, and I am a freelance content editor for Musa Publishing, as well as a former content and line editor for eTreasures Publishing.
For the giveaway anyone who leaves a comment will be put into a drawing to win a coffee mug, a spiral notebook (2 will be given away),
or a complete signed set of books (both Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead) (2 will be given away).
Pembroke will draw names at the end of the tour and contact the winners.