Why I Said I’d Never Write a Zombie Book and Why I Changed my Mind
Its no secret that I love zombies. I even want a zombie cake for my vow renewal. My husband puts up with and for a long time, he’s asked why I didn’t write a zombie book.
See here’s the thing. I love zombies. But I am incredibly picky about zombie books. The typical zombie apocalypse book quickly becomes old and boring. Then I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and it was perfect. It wasn’t about the zombie apocalypse. It was about afterwards. About humanity and people and what life is like post apocalypse.
And I knew that if I ever wrote a zombie book, it would have to take that kind of approach.
That was years ago, and a story never really presented itself.
Then, last Christmas, two characters showed up and rudely interrupted my Christmas preparations. One wouldn’t shut up, telling me about her life, the life of a girl born the day the world ended. The other one stood in the background, barely tolerating us. He still doesn’t like talking.
The World Without a Future, to me, isn’t a book about the zombie apocalypse. It’s a book about people, about relationships, about not just surviving, but living despite the conditions. Sure it has zombies, but it’s about Ren and Finn and the people around them. About what the end of the world will push people to do.
It’s the kind of story I would snatch up, if I hadn’t written it. A character driven, sexy story. With zombies.
Nazarea is giving away a really awesome prize! The grand prize winner will receive a zombie survival kit and 25 edited pages of the manuscript and swag -- with notes from Nazarea. A runner up will receive the zombie survival kit and swag. This contest is US only.