Greetings Fellow Cyber Travelers,
I am pleased to share the news that over two dozen female authors in the zombie genre (myself included) have joined together and released a zombie anthology titled Darlings of Decay. The anthology is comprised of zombie tales to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The tales range from short stories and excerpts to full-on novels. The book is available in eBook format and has more than 325,000 bone-chilling words and more than 900 zombiefied pages to last you for quite some time. If you’re into zombies and horror, this bad boy is for you.
Darlings of Decay is currently available on Amazon for $8.99 or you can download this terrifying mix of zombie fun on Smashwords for…FREE! That’s right zombie fans, this anthology is free on Smashwords, and we fully expect that Amazon will price match it to free within the next few weeks.
So, if you are in the market for a sweet summer read to check out poolside, Darlings of Decay is for you. Stay cool this summer, and as always, stay human. Jeannie Rae out.
Greetings Fellow Cyber Travelers,
Apologies all around for waiting so long between the last zombie blog posts. I have been buttoning up the publication of my new novel, Endemic Rise of the Plague. In doing so, I wrote a series of blog posts on the book’s website and sadly, the blog on my site has suffered.
If you are interested in reading those blogs, visit www.RiseofthePlague.com They are written from a writer’s perspective about the process of writing the novel—so they are a little different from the zombie-fare that I post here.
Also, I will be posting a publication release of a zombie anthology that my short story, The Sickness: Monte’s Story will be included in, on Monday! It’s been pretty busy around these parts lately!
Now, back to zombie business as usual—I have a new zombie post that will be up on the blog, the first Thursday in July. Thanks again for your patience!
Well, until the undead roam the planet, good luck and stay human! Jeannie Rae out.
Note: Previously posted to the Rise of the Plague website on 5/28/13
When I first made the decision to make my writing venture into a novel, it seemed like an organic evolution of the project. Little did I know what I was in for...
This had been the first time I’d written anything on this magnitude—involving so many characters and different settings. The outlining alone, took weeks and weeks to do. My first draft was laughable to say the least, and a measly 40K words. Bleck!
At that point, I contemplated sticking it in a file and shoving it into a drawer—not to be discovered again for three or four years. But alas, I did not do this. I strapped in, held on tight and decided to take this ride. I spent the next year battling with myself and my manuscript. It felt like I would have flashes of genius, followed by eternal pauses. At times, I felt like the manuscript was really on the move. Other times, it seemed as though the universe conspired to prevent me from progress. So many days went by when I didn’t even touch the thing. And yes, at that point it was a thing. What I had loved so much in the beginning, and in writing it—had all but dissolved.
I would hit a frustrating impasse and shelf the whole project for weeks at a time. Then, like past lover that one cannot escape, I would reacquaint myself back into its familiar settings and go at it again. It really was a love-hate relationship between me and this manuscript of mine. One day, I looked at my creation and decided that I had to make a choice. It had really become a relationship that I had built with my art, and I needed to look at it that way—either all in or all out.
Once I decided to look at my writing as something that I would nurture and shape into something that could bring entertainment to others, I began to love it again. With each revision, each edit
and each proofread—and there were many—my passion grew.
Endemic Rise of the Plague has been years in the making for me. Sending it out into the world for others to enjoy is a great honor, but it has been a bit difficult to let go of. I’m not sure if it is
something that each author experiences, but for me it feels a little like dropping my child off at school for the first time. It’s exciting to let it venture out into the world, but also terrifying at the same time—thinking of the hills and valleys that lie ahead.
In all, it has been a roller coaster adventure—like life I suppose. There have been ups and downs, loops and corkscrews, times where I could scream and times when I’ve been wordless. In the end, I’d say that this book has become a part of me. And this adventure is far from over.
Greetings fellow zombie lovers! I am excited to announce the release of my full-length zombie novel. Endemic Rise of the Plague is book one of a trilogy. Tuesday marks the first day of the book launch--a seven day event that offers behind the scene information, deleted scenes and an intro to a few of the key characters as well as a view into the setting--the coastal town of Port Steward.
Here is a brief description of the book:
The last great plague is upon us.
College student and SCUBA instructor, Roxy Harper has lived in Port Steward her entire life. Chaos touches her neighborhood, while Roxy’s father and sister are across town, in some danger of their own.
As civil unrest and ravenous monsters spread through her coastal town like a rapid moving cancer, what’s left behind is only a shadow of what once was. A local laboratory is greatly invested in the cause, but which side they are on...only time will tell. With time running out and cannibalistic beasts on her heels, will Roxy be reunited with her family or join the ranks of the undead?
For more information and to join in on the festivities, visit www.riseoftheplague.com
Thanks for checking out the blog and visiting the launch site! Stay human, Jeannie Rae out.
I am Jeannie Rae, not so plain & almost never simple. A person who is just as flawed as I am skilled. One who loves my family with all my heart in good times and in bad – through celebrations & times of tremendous grief, achievements and disagreements. A woman who knows how short