Archive for August, 2011
Hello lovely, sexy, delicious, and all around wonderful readers! It’s time for a giveaway. This time, the giveaway has a catch — but it’s a fun catch because that catch will get you mentioned on the thrilling Zombie Radio!
Today’s sample comes from the second book of the Fringe Killer series. This book, Gothica, takes a turn for the paranormal and pits Jamie and Skip up against a ghost from the past.
As many of you know, I am taking a very short breaking from the zombieverse to go back to some of my best friends in the Fringe Killer series. At the moment I am about twenty five percent complete with the first draft of Endgame and I wanted to share with you something I experienced last night while writing.
It’s time for another episode of Get Jack’d. This time around I have fantastic author, Jeremy Bates. You won’t want to miss our discussion on brick and mortar shops and the stereotypes that haunt writers.
I have a special treat for you today. I thought I would offer up a pre-edited sample of my upcoming release My Zombie My. That’s right PRE-EDITED! So you get to see all the strangeness that comes straight out of my brain and through my fingers. I’m thrilled about this entry in the I Zombie trilogy and I think you will be too. This is, by the way, the first chapter. I’ll shut up now, so you can read.
Many of you have probably already heard one or more of my podcasts on Zombie Radio. This podcast was the brain child of one of my brilliant beta readers and has become something that not only readers and fans enjoy, but I have become quite fond of. In fact, ZR has become one of the highlights of my week!
I often ask myself this question. Where are all the sparkly, hunky zombies?
Why is it the only time you see sexy zombies is on a zombie walk where the female participants really want to get noticed? Why has Hollywood not jumped on the sexy zombie bandwagon? If I really use my mind-meat hard enough, I can come up with two films that include attempts at sexy zombies:
- Stripper Zombies
- Return of the Living Dead 3
Sex sells. Let’s face it … it’s a universal truth (on some levels) that even writers must indulge now and then. Sex and sexy will sell books. Why do you think book covers are so filled with sexy, beautiful, glittery cover models? How else would the Twilight Saga ever have made any popularity with middle-aged women? Do you think True Blood would be the phenomenon it is had Sookie been a dumpy little thing and Erik Northman not have a case full of abs on his torso?
This is one of those questions I get asked quite a lot. I own a lot of domains and I use every one of them for one reason or another. For example, I use monkeypantz.net (or getjackd.net — which simply acts as a re-direct to monkeypantz.net) for blogging. I also have autumnalpress.com as my digital publishing house. The list of my domains goes on and on. But many fellow indie authors often ask why. Well, I have some answers.
This week I have the honor and privilege of having fellow Louisvillian, Heather Marie Adkins primed and ready to Get Jack’d. Let’s see what this fantastic writer has to say.
I’ve been in a lot of industries. One of the most recent iterations (I call it Jack 3.0 — which I might be regressing to in the near future) was hair stylist. As a hair stylist it is a universal truth that there are slow times of the year. And so many stylist, across the board, do everything they can to get through the slower days.
Recently I had been torn about what to write next. I finished the first draft of Die Zombie Die, which meant I was now ready to start writing something new (I always have a first draft and first rewrites going at once). I developed two new ideas:
- A new zombie series, based on the world created in the I Zombie trilogy.
- A vampire novel.