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Here's today's post:
* Spotlight On Interview:
1) C.A. (Christine) Verstraete
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter – coming in summer/fall
3) Describe the book in a few sentences:
Everyone thinks Lizzie Borden murdered her father and stepmother one hot August morning in 1892 for the oldest of reasons—greed, social status, frustration… But what if she did it because she had to?
-- Name and describe the main character or characters from your book.
Is there anything worse than being tried for murder and facing the gallows?
Lizzie Borden wouldn’t have thought so until that hot August morning when she encountered her stepmother and father acting in ways she could never have imagined. What made them so? What can she do to protect herself and her sister Emma?
Virtually overnight, Lizzie goes from a quiet, unmarried, law-abiding Sunday School teacher, to an accused murderess. And that is only the beginning of the changes in Lizzie’s once staid life.
-- What were your inspirations, influences, or tributes in writing this book?
After looking at the autopsy photos from the Borden murders online, I realized that a new theory could be explored. It made perfect sense. What better reason to explain why Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother had both been hit in the head except that they had turned into zombies? The reasons why, of course, are far more sinister!
-- What do you hope readers take away from this work?
After writing my first zombie book, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, I wanted to tackle a more adult view of zombies. With GIRL Z, I wanted to show a teen’s personal struggle and sometimes humorous take on zombies.
In Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, I am giving readers a new look at an infamous, but still barely known real life person. With the Lizzie book, I want readers to explore a changing world that faces the same problems we have today like greed, exploitation and expectations, but with a sinister and supernatural twist. Plus, there is always that one real life question –did she or didn’t she? This is my take on that.
See website http://cverstraete.com for updates. Sign up for periodic newsletter for release date news. The book is expected to come out this summer/fall.