Monday, January 15, 2018

Change yourself! Cartoon & #Zombie!

Hey it's Monday. So have some fun!

Mindless stuff you can do online -

Family Guy Yourself


Now I should take that and turn it zombie right? haa! Ok couldn't resist....




Make Me Zombie - and here's me: haa!




Zombify Yourself on PicMonkey - ZombieMe.com

Dead Yourself - Walking Dead App, ITunes - and on Google Play




Monday, January 8, 2018

Paris and... #Zombies?

One goal this year: I want to try featuring other blogs and things I come across and find interesting. Today's topic: Paris



Source: free vintage travel posters

Love Paris?

It was interesting reading about and seeing the wonderful photos fellow author and Facebook friend Kaye Wilkinson Barley took during her recent trip to Paris. Here she puts up an amazing list of books about Paris on her Meandering & Muses blog. 


Her book, Whimsey is "a  novel of southern fiction with a splash of magic and a touch of fantasy, topped with a sprinkling of humor. The magic was already there when cigar-smoking matriarch Elizabeth Calhoun established an artist’s colony on an island off the coast of Georgia and named it Whimsey." 

Sounds like a great afternoon read snuggled up with some tea and a comforter!





Now I like to read all kinds of things... And if you think the topic of Paris doesn't fit on this blog? haa!  Guess what? Zombies are everywhere! I got a big kick out of looking this up!!

Yes, there are some books with Paris - and zombies!!  Have fun looking up others! 


 An Alphabet of Paris Zombies, Amy Plum - Gruesome deaths in Paris written in couplets for each letter. Definitely different.

The Plague in Paris, Tyler Omichinski - Mr. Hildebrand and his valet flee the British Isles for Paris amid scandal. Will they survive the chaos there? Dry humor, pulp, 19th century. 

The Undying, Undying Series, Ethan Reid -  A young American in Paris must lead her friends to safety and escape the hungry undying in this apocalyptic thriller. (Great cover!) Book 2: The Undying: Shades: An Apocalyptic Thriller

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Review of Lizzie Borden's Doctor #Paranormal #Mystery

Lizzie Borden's Doctor Mystery, C.A. Verstraete www.cverstraete.com


Hope you had a great start to 2018!

   I started out the new year right with a great new review of my companion book, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen in the Jan. issue of Uncaged Book Reviews  4 stars!  Read the review online.


   Here's part of it: "... An enjoyable story to go along with Lizzie Borden (Zombie Hunter)... Though it explores a slightly different facet of the paranormal genre, it fits nicely into the world Verstraete had already built. Additionally, she added one last bittersweet surprise to the end of the book that reminded me of the story's predecessor..." - Kaitlin, Uncaged Book Reviews, (Jan. 2018, pg. 90), 4 stars 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy 2018 Lizzie Borden Writing! #zombies #horrror

Well it's 2018! 

I started January 1 on good footing - I laid off my writing of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2 a bit. I reworked parts of Chapter 1, which now works better, and I did a couple other chapters, then felt I really needed to work on the rest of the outline. 

I'm actually starting Chapter 13 (my chapters are short) and knew most of what I wanted to happen next. It's just along the way, I, at least, get bogged down in fearing I'm missing some points and trying to hook all the details together. It's always a big puzzle that needs careful assembly. Why an outline helps. I think I have most of it now and some of it also may get cemented once I write the next parts. That's why the outline is so useful.

Funny, I realize now that I overlooked one point - and I think I'll keep it that way as it would've put the story off in an unneeded direction -- and most of all I did NOT want to kill off a certain character. Not yet anyway.

Real Life? 
I like how the story is going, continuing where Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter ended, and following up on certain points: Are the zombies really gone? What happens to Lizzie after the trial and after she is acquitted of the double murders? What happened to her sister? Does she ever marry or fall in love?

Granted, Lizzie's life was fairly quiet and "normal" after the trial. Not much goes on in real life, so I'm incorporating some real life events from different time periods and of course a lot of it is fictional. Well, zombies, right? But I am still pulling in facts from the murders the year before and the trial since it was the reason why we even know who she was.

Not many chapters to go. This one will be a bit shorter, I think. I won't say much more though I'm going to really concentrate to finish. Kind of a NanoWriMo but in January. I'm late as I wanted to finish sooner, but I'm still on track. Stay tuned for details!




Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Wow, where has the year gone??? Thank you to all the visitors and readers who've come to the blog and read my/our books. Here's wishing you the best in 2018 and a wonderfully productive year!

Got any special projects in mind???


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Romero #Zombie Movie Remake!

Looks like a remake is coming out of George Romero's  Day of the Dead: Bloodline, originally released in 1985. Firstshowing.net describes it as "a group of military personnel and survivalists living in an underground bunker while trying to survive the zombie apocalypse." 

The site isn't too enthusiastic about the movie being good, but ? If anything the poster is cool. See on YouTube or check the preview below.