Wednesday, May 5, 2021

I Will Be Attending the New England Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza

I received some unexpected good news this morning. 
I will be attending the New England Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza this 2-4 July at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxboro, Massachusetts. This will be my first convention/book signing since the fall of 2019 and I'm excited about it.

If you live in the area, please drop by. I'll sign your books, we can chat, and maybe do drinks that night.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Bite of Things To Come

The first draft of The Ghosts of Salem Village is finished. It still has to go through beta reading and several editorial reviews. The scheduled release date is 18 June. The pre-order will be announced in mid-May. You'll be the first to hear about it.

The Tatyana vs. Ghosts series will continue though not at the pace originally intended. I'm shifting priorities to three other projects. For fans of the series, don't worry. I plan on tormenting Tatyana and Nick in a haunted insane asylum and a ghost ship in the near future.

Nurse Alissa will be around for a while longer. I'm working on a three-book story line that will pit Alissa against Slade for control of the southwest. What I have planned for Alissa's and Abney's groups will be just as intense as the first seven books, only on steroids.

In addition, Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies II: Escape is currently in production for an Audible release this summer.

I've also started writing Frozen World, my non-zombie post-apocalypse novel. This is an idea I've been toying with for a while and have decided to give it a shot. I'm really excited about this.

The rest of this year will definitely be busy for me. Fans of Nurse Alissa will be pleased as well as those who love a good apocalypse story.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Audible Version of Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies Has Been Released

I'm excited to announce that the Audible version of Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies has been released. You can pick it for only $14.95.

A lot of you have been asking when the series will be converted to audio. Rest assured, I intend over the next several months to make the entire Nurse Alissa saga available for Audible. 

I'll be Hosting Reading Zombie 24 and 25 April

I have the privilege of being among the many writers who will be helping David Simpson launch the release of Zombie Road VIII: Crossroads of Chaos this weekend on Reading Zombie. I'll be hosting the event on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 April, from 11 AM to noon EST. 

I hope you'll join me and the others this weekend. We're going to have a great time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Excerpt From Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies VII: On the Road

The Kindle/Kindle Unlimited versions of Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies VII: On the Road will be released on 16 April and the print edition shortly thereafter. While you wait, here's a brief excerpt from the novel to wet your appetite.

Half an hour later a farm appeared on the horizon, a two-story house with a hundred acres of farmland behind it. Someone had sown the crops since the outbreak. Off to the left stood a red-painted stable with a fenced in area surrounding it. The gate remained closed. A silo stood off to the right. Alissa studied the property for signs of life but saw none.

The convoy stopped in front of the house. Abney and Lindsey climbed out. Alissa and Nathan joined them. A woman exited the ambulance to join them. She was an attractive woman with blonde hair and a little older than Abney. She wore sand-colored military-style pants and an olive drab t-shirt, a French Foreign Legion hat with a back covering that shielded her neck and hair, and a tan handkerchief tied around her neck. She carried an axe as a weapon. As they approached the house, Alissa noticed that the front and screen doors had been left open. A snarl came from inside. Everyone stopped. Alissa and Nathan pulled the Carbines off their shoulder. None of the others seemed concerned.

A deader centered itself in the doorway, a young man, probably in his mid-twenties. He wore nice clothes, his polyester shirt stained down the left arm and back with blood. While human, he had tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head. Either his aim had been off or the weapon had been of a small caliber, and he only succeeded in blasting off the top left side of his skull. The bullet had missed the primordial nervous system that drove the deaders. Judging by the lack of decay, this was one of the recent dead, which meant they faced a runner. Alissa raised her weapon to fire.

Lindsey stopped her. “We got this.”

“Joan?” asked Abney.

“I’m on it.” Joan stepped forward a few paces, raised the axe above her head, and whistled.

The deader focused on her, snarled, and charged. Joan judged the distance and threw the axe. It somersaulted once before the blade struck the deader in the center of its forehead, slicing half-way through its skull. It continued charging for a few more feet before it collapsed in front of Joan. She stepped forward, placed her foot on its chest, and yanked the axe free.

“I don’t believe it,” mumbled Nathan.

“You should.” Abney grinned like a kid on Christmas morning. “That’s Joan MacLeod, axe throwing champion for Clay County for three years in a row.”

Joan gave him a thumbs up before wiping the blade off on the deader’s shirt.

 Movement came from inside the house, followed by sound.

Monday, April 12, 2021

I'll Be Hosting Two Take Overs This Weekend

As you know, the pre-order is now available for
Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies VII: On the Road. It's being released this Friday, 16 April. As part of the release, I'll be hosting takeovers of two Facebook zombie groups this weekend. 

The first will be the Written Undead on Friday from 8 to 10 AM EST.

The second will be Reading Zombie on Saturday, 17 April, from 10 AM to 8 PM EST. 
As with all my takeovers, we'll have a good time and there will be contests and giveaways. Swing by if you get the chance and join the fun.