Zombies are hot. Zombies are cool. Everyone loves Zombies… Or maybe not.
My third book, Zombies y’all! was fun to write. I stretched my imagination for an interesting plot, but I also had to base the characters in reality, or what some people think is real when believing in zombies and ghosts.
I researched the physical and mental limitations of Zombies. Apparently they exist in a complex world of not-quite-dead-yet. Everyone agrees that if a person gets bit by a zombie, they are destined to become a zombie. And the general accepted rule is that the only way to humanely dispatch of a zombie is to shoot it in the brain.
I used the book, The Zombie Survival Guide, as a reference, searched the net, and watched Brad Pitt fight off speed zombies in World War Z. And although Brad is sexy to watch, I got more from the original book, World War Z; an Oral History of the Zombie War.
My Zombies are unique because they feed on ghosts as well as humans. This gives them a better food supply because, as everyone knows, Savannah is full of ghosts.
I include local ghostly legends like: the door slamming Henry Willink, Rene Asche Rondolier, Matilda, Molly and Francis from the Sorrel-Weed House, Mrs. Johnson, Little Gracie, the stinky ghost from Pour Larry’s and a bunch of other Savannah dead. I combine them with hungry zombies, college students, local townsfolk, a voodoo princess, and a rooster with mental problems. It’s a crazy mixed bag of interesting characters (some old and some new) that make the story explode into a live-action, shoot ’em up game of hunting and skill to end The Zombie Apocalypse. And our heroes will need to keep from being Zombiefied themselves as they try to save Savannah from being a ghost town without any ghosts.
Zombies Y’all! will be released fall 2015 from Vinspire Publishing.
Good Reading Y’all!