Mama Knows Books guest blog
The adventure continues! If you didn’t get enough of Krista and her friends in Life After the Undead and desperately want to know what’s going to happen to them, you’re in luck! Their trials and tribulations continue in Death to the Undead.
The abundance of zombies in the world through movies, TV shows, and books brings up a lot of interesting conversations. It makes you wonder: What would you do if you had to defend yourself against the undead? While it’s highly unlikely that the dead will ever rise from the grave, it’s still fun to think about and devise a plan. After all, preparing for the zombie apocalypse is no different than preparing for any other natural disaster.
In Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead, I try to explore different scenarios and the characters’ reaction to those scenarios. It helps me figure out what I would do if it happened in real life. Through writing, I have the opportunity to look at it from all perspectives. It also gives me the chance to have the worst-case scenario occur and see what options exist to get out of it. Would I really do any of these things in real life? Who knows? But I count myself seriously lucky that I’ll never be in the situation to find out.
However, if I did find myself in the situation where I had to defend myself and my family against zombies, be rest assured I would keep a stash of food and water on hand. Once the world is in ruins, these supplies will become worth more than gold. I would also stock up on ammunition. After all, a gun isn’t any good without bullets. And don’t forget the importance of keeping a sword or other sharp tool nearby, and learn how to use it.
The most important thing to remember is that danger doesn’t always come in the form of a rotting corpse. As Death to the Undead points out, the living can be just as dangerous—if not more. Personally, I plan to head into the mountains and stay away from everyone until the danger blows over, but if that’s not possible, I will always keep an eye on those around me and never trust a stranger.
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...
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.
Anyone who leaves a comment on any of the blogs 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).