Archive for February, 2012

Zombie Whisperer NOW AVAILABLE!

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Zombie Whisperer is now for sale! This is book #1 of the Zombie Trilogy.

You can find it on:

Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

 

 

And many more places to come soon! I will add more links as I post my book for sale in other vendors. I hope you enjoy the read. =)

Ciao

-Cat

Tag, You’re it!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A friend of mine tagged me in her blog that asks 10 questions. After she’s answered her questions, she tags 7 people to keep it going. I was tagged by Kela McClelland. So now I must tag 7 people. If I didn’t tag you, but you are reading this, you are now tagged. Here I go!

1. What is your dream vacation?

My dream vacation is going to an all-expenses paid Hawaii trip.

2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?

I’m a little bit of both, but I lean more toward planning ahead.

3. Tell us one thing you want to do but don’t dare do it.

I would love to get a tattoo, but I have such a fear of needles and regret.

4. What’s your biggest phobia?

SPIDERS! *shiver*

5. If you were stranded on a desert island-what three things would you want with you? (Not including your laptop or family)

Food, water and toilet paper. LOL.

6. Name three blessings in your life.

My health, love and family. All three give me motivation to move forward.

7. What was your nickname in High School?

Cat – duh!

8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?

I would ask him if he ever has time to spend with his family. (also if he would be interested in reading my book)

9. If you could be any literary character, who would you be?

My main character – She’s stuck in an apocalyptic zombie infested world and she gets to shoot the undead in the head!

10. What is your favorite quote?

“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” – Forest Gump

Well that was fun! Your turn:

Kristina Karal

Rainy Kaye

Sophie Perinot

Ellen Marie Wiseman

Mindy McGinnis

Ruth Cardello

MarcyKate Connolly

Just copy and paste these questions to your blog and don’t forget to tag seven other people:

1. What is your dream vacation?
2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?
3. Tell us one thing you want to do but don’t dare do it.
4. What’s your biggest phobia?
5. If you were stranded on a desert island-what three things would you want with you? (Not including your laptop or family)
6. Name three blessings in your life.
7. What was your nickname in High School?
8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?
9. If you could be any literary character, who would you be?
10. What is your favorite quote?

Oh, the Irony!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Here are some questions to ponder that I find quite ironic regarding zombies:

1. Why are zombies so interested in eating brains if they don’t use theirs?

2. If a vegetarian becomes a zombie, what do they eat?

3. If a zombie is mindless, why does a shot to the head always kill them?

4. How do you kill something that is technically already dead?

5. If a zombie can walk, why can’t they swim?

6. How does a zombie derive pleasure from eating if they cannot feel their own broken legs?

7. Why does a zombie revert to cannibalistic behavior with uninfected people, but not with other zombies?

8. Usually easier to catch, why don’t zombies prey on animals?

9. Without weapons, why can’t an uninfected human be as dangerous as a zombie as far as fighting goes?

10. If zombies are so stupid, how do they still find ways to kill people?

And there you have it. If you have other ironic or humorous blatherings, please let me know!

Ciao

-Cat

Zombie Video Games

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

What pushed me most into the zombie genre, you might ask? Honestly, it wasn’t because of the great movies or the shows. It was the video games – those lovely time spenders that give you a chance to shoot a zombie in the face.

I find more pleasure in being stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and being given the choice to kill or be killed, than to watch someone else’s story unfold. Zombie games have been around for years, from the popular Resident Evil series to the Left 4 Dead survival adventures. And every single one of them are enticing because we are placed up against an evil that has no prejudice.

Other games include bad guys who have reasons behind their behaviors and specific targets. Zombies are hungry; they can’t help but attack people for food. Their behaviors are driven by something inside of them they can’t control. You cannot reason with a zombie; you can only survive by killing them.

That’s why I love zombie video games. The thrill of depending on oneself with weapons found in unlikely places is sheer fun. And it only gets more fun when fear is included – fear of being chased; fear of walking around the corner; and fear of not surviving.

I suggest any zombie lover try a game or two. And for those veteran gamers out there, which is your favorite game?

Ciao

-Cat

Zombie Wasteland 1-2

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

WARNING: THIS MATERIAL IS NOT SUITED FOR CHILDREN.

“I want to go outside!”

Abitha screamed over and over, running around the house like a bat out of Hell. Veronica knew John would be home from work in a few minutes to take their three-year old off her hands, but until then she tried to remain calm.

“What happened to my little Angel from last night?” Veronica cooed, reaching out to stop Abitha from running past her again. Her little girl slipped by at the last second and stuck her tongue out.

“I want to go outside!”

Veronica put her hand to her head, messaging the headache that was forming. She was surprised her neighbors hadn’t called child protective services because of the racket she was making, screaming as if she were being murdered.

Abitha had to stay inside again today because the news became progressively worse. Veronica heard some folks died from the infection, while others fell into a deep coma. The worst part was a crazy rumor most of them were attacking people in broad daylight. The newscasters used words like ‘cannibalistic behavior’ and ‘savage persona’ on TV.

Veronica didn’t know what to think. In one day, her world turned upside down. Afraid for her husband, she begged John to stay home from work today. But he couldn’t because more than half of his staff called in sick. Being the manager of his department, he had to leave and take care of things.

Veronica glanced at the clock and knew John was late. He was a prompt man – five minutes past was unusual.

“I want to go OUTSIDE!”

Veronica jumped five feet in the air. Abitha had somehow snuck up behind her and screamed as loud as she could. Her patience lost, she grabbed her daughter by the hand and pulled her close, smacking her on the behind.

“You do not yell at Mommy, understood?” Veronica bent to her level and spoke firmly. Abitha only stared back shocked, having never been spanked before. Too late to take back what she did, Veronica waited for her to nod. Instead she saw tears form in the corners of her eyes, her tiny mouth tremble in fear.

Veronica was about to apologize when she heard her husband come home. Sighing, she opened the door to the garage and watched John park the car. Happy he came back in one piece, Veronica felt a sense of elation. She smiled while John got out of the car, but her smile slipped when she noticed a large bandage on his arm…and blood.

“What happened?” Veronica hurried to her husband as he walked over, pain evident on his face. She grabbed his briefcase and helped him in the house, pushing him to the couch.

Abitha was crying her eyes out, wailing as loud as an ambulance. Veronica didn’t want to deal with her right now, so she grabbed a popsicle from the freezer and handed it to her. Abitha instantly stopped, opening the frosted treat from its plastic and popping it in her mouth.

“Tell me what happened.” Veronica sat next to John and studied his arm. It looked like someone haphazardly wrapped it in a hurry because it was barely holding together. She began unwrapping it as her husband laid back, taking in deep breaths to calm his heart.

“Got attacked at work.” John hissed when Veronica pulled the last bit of cloth off, taking off some skin that stuck to it. Revealed before her was what looked like large bite marks, as if someone gnawed on a piece of meat.

“Attacked?” Veronica rushed to the kitchen to grab the antiseptic under the sink. “More like tried to eat you.” When she didn’t hear John respond, she turned back around and saw his body sink into the cushions. He closed his eyes and sweat beaded on his forehead. “John?”

Not one minute later, his body began to shake uncontrollably.

-Catch the next part of the short story ZOMBIE WASTELAND in March-

Again, many thanks to Kela McClelland for critiquing this portion of my continuous short story! She caught many errors and gave great suggestions. You can find her blog here:http://teardropsonmybook.blogspot.com/ OR you can follow her on twitter:@kelamcclelland.

Ciao

-Cat