Wow ... Vickie Johnstone ... Dancing like an eejit ... What More can a Zombie Reader ask for... Huh?
Wow! Just published on October 13, 2013, I Dream of Zombies is at the special release price.
GMB: Hello Vickie Johnstone from London, England ... What can you tell us about I Dream of Zombies?
VJ: Hi Mitch ... Much like an interview with you ... It starts with a dream and then the nightmare takes over...
GMB: Awe c'mon now Vickie... The book is not entitled I Interview Zombies...
VJ: Touche Mitch ... Now settle a bit will you ... Just kidding with you on this end... Now then ... I Dream of Zombies is a zombie novel set in London over six weeks in 2013, with a strong female lead character. It all begins on a summer’s day with the media reporting with some hilarity that people are dreaming of the dead coming to life, but those who have dreamt them are convinced they are a warning of things to come. Marla takes it all with a pinch of salt until she experiences the nightmares herself. Cue paranoia and disbelief until reality shows its new face. All over London there are incidences of people becoming sick and aggressive. As the attacks mount, the media is forced to take the matter seriously, but what is causing it? Is it a virus, and is it natural or man-made, and is the government responsible?
Marla, her sister, Ellen, and friend Tommy find themselves fighting for their survival as their sense of reality is smashed. Will the army and police maintain control or will the country find itself in lockdown, isolated from the outside world?
GMB: And Stewart Bint says, "Good character development, good descriptions...and friggin' scary”
VJ: Yes '... friggin' scary' he says ... *winking* (A sly "wink" at that, observes GMB)
GMB: And I found a book excerpt ... Will you read it for us Vickie?
VJ: Sure Mitch ... “A sickening sense of dread ravages him as fear drifts over the surface of his skin like fingers, icy cold and unrelenting. He turns again and sprints towards the exit, his pace becoming increasingly slower as if something is pushing him back. Yet still he finds himself in the exact same position, his feet rooted to the spot, his arms sweeping, useless. His hair blows in the breath that the creature now turns on him, sickening in its putrid scent of death and putrefaction.
“There is not a word he can think of to describe this thing in front of him. Fear creeps, regardless. Twisting, crawling, the maggots swarm across its bloodied face as it opens its mouth wider. Something rips. The yawn seems to swallow him whole into this darkness of despair as a jagged, ripping pain overwhelms him; the sharp teeth chafing, gnawing at his neck, seeking to pierce the jugular vein within. From far off in the distance comes the ripple of laughter.”
GMB: Thanks for dropping by Vickie ... And I'll just let those here in the Barn know a little more about you ... Vickie lives in London, UK, and works as a freelance layout sub editor. Her first book, Kiwi in Cat City, was written in 2002 and self-published in 2011, and she has scribbled stories and poetry all her life. Vickie’s loves include cats, reading, films, travelling, rock music, Castle, The Walking Dead, tea, the sea, dancing like an eejit, sleeping and Milky Bar.
Vickie has self-published the following 14 books:
Kaleidoscope (poetry); Travelling Light (poetry); Life’s Rhythms (haiku); Kiwi in Cat City (magical cat series for middle-grade readers); Kiwi and the Missing Magic; Kiwi and the Living Nightmare; Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle; Kiwi in the Realm of Ra; Kiwi’s Christmas Tail; Day of the Living Pizza (comedy detective series for middle grade readers); Day of the Pesky Shadow; The Sea Inside (fantasy); 3 Heads and a Tail (comedy romance); and I Dream of Zombies (horror, under pen name VJ Stone). The Kiwi Series has wonderful illustrations by Nikki McBroom.
VJ: Here are some of my contact and book links:
Kiwi Series website: Kiwiincatcity.com
FB author page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone
FB Kiwi Series page: http://www.facebook.com/KiwiinCatCity
FB poetry page: http://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopePoetry
FB editing service page: http://www.facebook.com/VickieJohnstoneEditing
Amazon US page: http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Amazon UK page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Smashwords page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/vixie
B&N page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/vickie-johnstone
10/16/2013 07:12:58 am
10/16/2013 09:06:08 am
Thanks so much for inviting me here today! It was fun... now I must go zombie dancing like an eejit... a wiggle, wiggle argghhhh argghhhh shuffle shuffle munch... :)
G Mitchell Baker
10/16/2013 09:08:12 am
You are very welcome V ... Happy eejit wiggling ;-)
10/16/2013 09:52:54 am
Great post, Mitch and Vickie...Sounds like a whole lot of Zombie Shaking Going On in the barn. Really enjoyed it. Good luck with I Dream of Zombies, Vickie!
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G Mitchell Baker, Author "The Involvement of Emerson" (2012); "Lethal Believers: The Innocents" (2013); and "Lethal Believers: DVM" (2013). Welcome to this 'Anything But a Tired Barn'! This is where we write, appreciate and write some more. From the story telling to the odd question and answer between Authors and Friends. Please join in as we all get to know one another a little better... GMB.
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