I Zombie is the exciting post-apocalyptic zombie series by Jack Wallen surrounding the Mengele virus and a cast of survivors hell-bent on taking down the government-run collective attempting to cleanse the world of those they don’t deem worthy.
I must preface this post by confessing I do have a vested interest in the subject since I do offer a book cover design service. And yes, I want to interest you in my wares (I dare you to look behind the curtain — you know you want to.) But ultimately my goal is to help to make the indie author movement look as professional and appealing to everyone. With that said, I want to help everyone involved understand what it is so important to spend a bit of that hard-earned coin on a professional cover for your work.
It’s well known I enjoy me some B Horror. What is not so well known is why I have such an affinity for looking through the cheese darkly. When I look back upon my short and strange life on this dark hayride, I find everything that made up who I am today began with one simple, evil pleasure. That pleasure was Sammy Terry.
Nomnomnomnom — that’s the sound of me when I find a new zombie film to enjoy. Naturally I’m nomming brain-flavored popcorn, and not brain-flavored brain. How do I have such delights to enjoy? Science, my friend, science.
Speaking of big, delicious science, I’ve seen my share of zombie films over the years. I thought maybe I should share with you my short list of the best brain-nomming goodness out there.
Lately I’ve been taking up some of my regular blog spots to address various issues surrounding the indie author scene. I thought I would continue this practice once again… only this time dig a bit deeper into the muck and underbelly of the beast of which I am a part of. And as I dug my fingers deep into the viscera and gore, what I discovered is a cross section of authors on the ugly side of begging and pleading. Their sales aren’t there (yet) and they have resorted to desperate measures and Hail Mary passes. The sad bit of news I have to give them is that it won’t work. Desperation will only lead to more desperation.
Good day my dearest lovelies. I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite some time now. Why have I hesitated? Mostly I was just waiting to reach the point where my ego wouldn’t be bruised by showing my very early efforts at creating covers for my own books. Of course I recently realized just how silly that was and thought What the hell? My fans, friends, clients, and Shero-wanna-bees would certainly enjoy seeing how my process and my skills have grown over the years. And besides, it’s not where you’ve been, it’s where you’re going. Right? Right!
Ladies and lovelies of the Jack-verse, it is a damn small world out there. It didn’t used to be. In fact, when I was a child the world was GINORMOUS. Actually it wasn’t, because the interwebs had yet to be born and LOL’d that word into existence. So it was just unfathomably large. Now… that size and scope of the our earthy digs has shrunk to Barbie Dream House size and we’re all dangerously close to being way too up close and personal for…wait for it…
It’s not always that you come across a writer who can give a genre a breath of fresh air for you like Danielle Blanchard has with her Vamp Saga series. So when I started reading Book 1 I knew Danielle had to Get Jack’d. So, without further adieu…let’s to the jacking!
That’s right, I’m going there people. You know one of my favorite things is to take that envelope (the one everybody just mindlessly pushes around) and kick it, drown it, draw on it, set fire to it, and generally have my way with it. Why? Because it’s who I am. You will not find a single iota of shirttucker in this guy. What you will find is a strange mixture of chaos that settles down into a nice sense of order. And one of those bits of chaos you will find in me is the desire to wear make up.
A long time ago, before Radio Shack was “The Shack”, I stopped going into my favorite place to buy nerd things because the salesmen were all so pushy. I also always refused to step foot onto a car lot because I knew I was in for a heavy-handed sell. I wanted to make a tee shirt that said “If you try to sell me something, you won’t sell me something.” And now, I’m finding a glut of new indie authors out there doing everything they can to SPAM the globe with promises their .99 cent book will be worth the price of admission.
Heidi Ruby Miller is a seriously mad woman. Not mad as in, you better watch it or she WILL pee in your Cheerios, but mad as in, There be whales aboard! Kinda mad. Voices in the head kinda mad. Oh, wait… I just described the whole of the writer clan. Actually, Heidi is quite an intriguing woman, with one hell of a resume to back up some seriously mad skills. So, I thought it time the woman got Jack’d.
I have the fabulous pleasure of having a darling of a human on Fabulous Friday. Her name is Sydney Jasmine Cannon and she is responsible for organizing the Facebook Event “Let’s Make People “Cross”. Naturally she is a perfect fit for the world of one particular superhero we all know and love, and should be perfectly at home here on Get Jack’d. So, without further adieu, I give you, the ever-lovely Sydney.
Girls, boys, and in-betweens of the Jack-verse, I recently had the privilege of interviewing Annetta Ribken for the 12 Days of Creepfest. Are you scared? You should be…
Oh the horror! Not only is it the holidays (for those who dread the season), it’s also time to see all of those horrific holiday movies. Now, that’s not to say ALL holiday movies are bad…but those that are bad are wicked, evil bad (like bad-tastic bad). So, I wanted to save you all from those head shakingly bad (and not in a fun-tastic B Movie bad way) movies. So, pull on your satin jammies and read on my lovelies.
Today’s Misfit Monday is a very special look inside the mind and heart of yours truly. You may be asking “What the hell?” and to that I would answer, “Have you ever known a writer?” If you have have known a writer, you then know we are some crazy-ass people. Some of us hear voices (not in the Schizophrenic way). Some of us live a life of serious distraction. But most of us will eventually confess to you, we have a few different people living inside of us (not in the multiple personality disorder kinda way.) One of my particular brain dwellers happens to be a teenage rocker chick. She kicks serious ass, dresses like she doesn’t give a damn what you think, and will flip you the bird any chance she gets.
Let’s get to know her, shall we?
That’s right my squee-tastic readers, the entire I Zombie trilogy has been enshrined in a single tome. And you get get that book, with the lovely new cover, created by yours truly, at the usual stops. But you need to know more don’t you? Of course you do. So hop on in and find out.
That’s right my lovelies, the novella based on my Zombie Radio podcast is now available. This book includes the short story, Silent Night, which is a secret look into The Zero Day Collective you never would have seen before!
I think I’ve made it fairly clear, I’m a fan of B Movies. Love ‘em. You can learn so much from them. In fact, I did a recent post to that effect (see “10 Things I learned from B Horror“). One of the most wonderful B Movie arteurs to hit the scene in recent years is Larry Blamire. Mr. Blamire has done something so incredibly fabulous, he deserves today’s spot on Fabulous Friday.
Okay my lovelies, it’s time for a contest. And what better way to have a contest than to join the 12 Days of Creepfest! Creeptacular. Read on to find out how you can win all three books from my I Zombie trilogy!
Let’s face it, the holidays can be a nightmare! All that good cheer, the family, the prezzies, the snow… the pressure! So what’s a horror fan to do? I know, watch some holiday-themed horror films! That’s right, holiday horror! So I thought I would list out some of my favorite (and mostly cheese-tastic) horror films to help you make it through this holiday season. I’ll warn you, Santa might be prone to shouting “MU HA HA” instead of “HO HO HO”!