Zombies, Zombies, Zombies Means Fun, Fun, Fun

Zombies, Zombies, Zombies Means Fun, Fun, Fun

(Until Daddy took her katana away.) Yes, I’m back. Not baaack, just back. And Zombies will be, too! I’m working on episode 19 of The Cord Wheaton Saga. It’s gonna be fun. Filled with zombies, too! Which reminds me to tell you – I’m going to move the stories from the Horror category into maybe the Thriller one as these aren’t really horror stories. They don’t get real gross, for the most part. (Sorry to those who like gross stories.)

I hope to have something ready, not in time for Halloween, unfortunately, but maybe in time for Thanksgiving. So, what I’m thinking of doing is offering free downloads to two timely episodes, episodes 1 and 2 (or at least 1).

The Undead Candidate

Right in time for this presidential election season, which is by far the oddest one I’ve witnessed, is the very first episode in the series: The Undead Candidate. After getting 3 stories published about our hero, St. Petersburg detective Cord Wheaton, I decided to begin the series. (The first two stories written are actually episodes 6 and 7 in the series, and one story did not make it into the series.)

cover of The Undead Candidate zombies story

More zombies more fun means as we near the apocalypse, we’re going to see more zombies. Duh! That’s what zombie stories are for, isn’t it? So that’s what I’m getting ready for the latest episode, as yet untitled.

As always, one of the special things about this series is that it includes REAL PEOPLE! That’s right. I invite those who want to be a part of the story to contact me and let me know what kind of character you want to be. Some opt for being themselves, some opt not. (Or at least, I hope not.)

If you are not an adult, I use your first name only, and make up the character based on your preference (good guy, bad guy). In addition, Mike and Sherry from the Nihonzashi Sword Store and Dojo have graciously granted me permission to use them as they are, and I’ve used them as a resource on getting some technical details right. How incredible that we have our very own real samurai sword store!

Additional shout outs and thank yous to Darren and Missy of The 5K Zombie Run, (My apologies for not being able to make them this year, as they are also expanding to Orlando.), and to Pinellas Park High School, where the books are available from their library (and thanks to the students, some of whom are in the book!)

Stay tuned for updates!

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FREE Download Weekend

Free Download Weekend

For the first time ever, the very first episode of The Cord Wheaton Saga, The Undead Candidate, is a free download! Get it on Kindle here. Just in time for Super Tuesday, and the 5K Zombie Run in Largo on Saturday, 2/27. The free download is available through Monday, 5/29.

I’ll be signing books and offering something special at the run. I hope to see you there.

Here’s the cover of this episode:

The Undead Candidate cover

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Zombie Valentine FREE Weekend

Zombie Valentine Now on Kindle

Episode 18 of The Cord Wheaton Saga, Zombie Valentine, is out and available on Kindle here. It will be a FREE download this weekend, Feb 13-14, 2016. (Saturday and Sunday)

Follow the detective as he continues his battle against forces bringing the zombie apocalypse ever closer. This episode introduces Michelle, a new good guy. The last episode introduced Sam, a new bad guy. Both of these names are of real people who wanted to be in the story. If you’d like a part, let me know and I can write you in.

This is episode 2 of book 4. The plan is to produce the 4th book by the end of the year.

Here’s what the cover looks like:

Zombie ValentineMy current thought is to build book 4 out of 6 episodes, which means there will be 4 more before the book is complete. With that in mind, if I space the 4 episodes out, they would arrive in April, June, August, and October, and the completed book out by Christmas.

 

 

 

 

The 5K Zombie Run Feb 27

If you’d like a signed copy of one of the first 3 books, or just to stop and say hello, I’ll be selling and signing at the 5k Zombie Run in Largo at the end of the month. These are always fun events and everyone has a good time. I wasn’t able to make the last one last year, so I’m looking forward to this one, and have some new items that will be available.

 

 

 

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Art Walk Results

Art Walk Results – Fantastic!

The Gulfport Art Walk this past Friday, Feb 5, turned out to be cold but fantastic. Why? The crowd flowed constantly, we held many interesting conversations on subjects ranging from cancer to zombies and everything in between. (Of course, I was most interested in the zombie discussions.)

In addition, we sold some books, including Zombie Origins, and some zombie light swords. (A new addition, only a limited number available.) For a list of all the episodes and books,  please visit my author page.

We had some great discussions on the apocalypse, life and death, and how to kill a zombie. I gratefully extend a big thank you to all who stopped by to say hello, pick up a bookmark or book, and just share in the joy of the evening. That’s the true measure of success – how you relate to the people that come into your life, whether it’s for a moment, a season, or forever.

I hope to see you again soon, the next time I share a booth in Gulfport with fellow author Bria Burton, along with the love and assistance of my beautiful wife.

Zombie Valentine Release Date Set

For those following episode by episode, Zombie Valentine, episode 18 in The Cord Wheaton Saga, will be released on or about Friday, Feb 12, 2016, as a Kindle ebook. The story is complete and the cover will be designed and produced this week, in time for Valentine’s Day. (Hence the title.) Free downloads will be available that weekend and the last weekend in February, in honor of The 5K Zombie Run. (We’ll be at that event.)

Until then, thanks for reading!

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