Sunday, February 28, 2016

Zombie T-shirts

Hey, friends!  I hope all of you are doing fantastically.  I was cleaning out my office this weekend and came across some extra Like a Zombie Slayer t-shirts.  If you're interested, I am offering them at a discounted price.


They are $7 for kid shirts and $10 for adult shirts (that includes shipping, U.S. only).  The order form is on the sidebar. ---------------------------------->

Here is what I have:

Youth sizes:
Small (6/8) - 1
Medium (10/12) - 4
Large (14/16) - 2

Adult sizes:
Small - 1
Medium - 2
Large - 2

Once you place your order and it brings you to the Paypal screen, you'll need to fill in the correct price for your shirt.  Sorry to make it a pain, but the order form has its limits.

Thanks!  You're the best!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Taking a Little Break

Hey, friends!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend and are gearing up for a great week.  I am going to be taking a little break from blogging.  It shouldn't be long.  Until I'm back, this will give you the perfect opportunity to get caught up on my past blogs or do some reading.  :)

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Death to the Undead is HERE!

The original release date for the sequel to Life After the Undead was February 16 (yesterday), but it actually came out early.  Still, it's worth celebrating that it's out in the world.  Here's what it's about:


Seventeen-year-old Krista has already proven she can survive the zombie hordes.

After moving to North Platte with her distant cousin General Liet to help build a wall that will keep the zombies in the West, it becomes apparent that the zombies aren’t the biggest threat—some survivors are far more dangerous than Krista had ever imagined.

With the help of Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, they free the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet. But there is a bigger battle to fight.

The Families who rule Florida and use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their territory want Krista and Quinn captured, the zombies want to devour them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught between powerful forces, will they survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action? Or will they self-destruct?

Find out in book two of this thrilling apocalyptic series by author Pembroke Sinclair.


You can find it on Amazon.  

Does anyone want to celebrate with me?  Maybe play a game for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of both books?  (Open to U.S. shipping only.)

If so, to be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is comment and tell me the following:  What weapon would be your ideal choice to fight against the zombie hordes?

I will leave the chance to win open until midnight on Sunday (February 21) and announce the winner Monday morning.  Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Joy and Agony of Writing a Series

Last week, I finished writing my next young adult zombie novel. It still needs to be typed (I handwrite the first draft), then it will needs lots and lots of edits. It’s the first in a series, which is both exciting and not so exciting. I found this blog post, which I did for a blog tour a while ago, and I feel like it totally applies.

I enjoy book series. As an author, I appreciate and enjoy that readers get lost in my series. I love that they are invested in my characters and can’t get enough of their adventures. It makes me happy that they anxiously await the next book.

Writing a series can be a magical and wonderful experience. I enjoy that the world is already set up and that the characters are already established. I don’t have to strain my brain coming up with new ideas, I can expand on ones that already exist.

The thing that (I hope) makes my series so wonderful is that I have fun writing it. I enjoy being in that world just like you do, but at times, it gets tedious. Sometimes it isn’t fun anymore. When this happens, I have to walk away. I have to work on something else. I have to take a break.

Writing a series can get incredibly exhausting. I have to spend a lot of time in this world and with these characters. I’m there for months or years, and I know waaaaay more about what happens than what is on the page. My brain is full of elaborate back stories. I know minute details about the characters’ lives and the history of the world. Sometimes these details are written down so they aren’t forgotten, but they aren’t ever part of the final story.

Keeping track of all this gets tough. And sometimes the characters don’t cooperate. Some days they don’t want to tell me their stories, or I get bored listening to them. Spending too much time with characters is like spending too much time with real people. We get tired of each other. There is some truth to the phrase “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” even with fictional people.

There’s also the added pressure of making sure the next book lives up to readers’ expectations. I want to make sure the details are just right, that I’m staying true to what was written before, and sometimes that means going back and rereading the previous books in the series.

There’s a need to get the book out in a timely fashion so that interest isn’t lost. Nerves get frazzled when I feel like I’m falling behind—even when I don’t have a deadline. When this happens, it makes it hard to continue to write. It becomes difficult to overcome the fear that I’m going to fail, that people are going to be angry with the book.

There’s a moment when I just want to scream and tear my hair out, but then I take a deep breath and step back. I remind myself that this is supposed to be fun. And if I’m not having fun, then it’s not worth doing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There Are Advantages to Living in Wyoming

Especially when it comes to the zombie apocalypse. Here are a few things that make me grateful to live in Wyoming.

Low population

As of 2014, the state of Wyoming had a population of 584,153 people. That’s the entire state. That just means there are fewer people who can turn into zombies.

Variable Landscapes

Not only does Wyoming have a low population, it also has lots of open space. Lots of it. From deserts to mountains to grasslands, the terrain is difficult for some people to traverse, it would be nearly impossible for a zombie. There are also long stretches of road, meaning we can see the undead coming from a long way off. And a lot of the terrain is separated by fences because of the agricultural industry. If there are zombies roaming free, they have a long way to roam to find a meal.



Lots of Guns

According to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle article, “Wyoming has the highest rate of gun ownership in the United States. Estimates suggest anywhere from 57.9 to 62.9 percent of households in Wyoming possess at least one gun, putting the Cowboy State ahead of states like Alaska, Montana and Idaho.”

But don’t let that freak you out, there’s also this fact: “Yet despite being awash in guns, Wyoming’s gun homicide rate is extremely low.

According to FBI crime statistics, in 2010 there were only eight murders in the state, five of which were committed with guns. That works out to fewer than one gun murder per 100,000 people.”

So, should the undead rise around here, there’s plenty of fire power to take them down.

Cold Winters

Depending on where you are in the state, the temperature in winter varies; however, every part of the state gets snow, and at some point, it probably dips into negative temperatures. This means that zombies will freeze, probably literally in place. Unable to move, they will be easy to pick off with our vast amount of guns.

Despite these advantages, it’s always good to have a plan in place should the worst-case scenario occur—and you’d better believe my family and I have a plan and are ready.

Do you have any advantages where you live?

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Cool Things I Get to Do

Ugh! Sorry for the late post today. It’s been crazy. I hope this isn’t how the rest of the week is going to be…

Anyway, let me tell you about something fun/cool/inspiring I did last Monday.

A while ago, I joined the site Nepris. You can read about exactly what they do on their site, but in a nutshell, the connect experts with classrooms through technology. I don’t get paid for participating, but I don’t have to pay either. And so far, it has been a lot of fun.

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to speak to a class of third graders about how important it is to have a good beginning and ending in their writing. Since I have experience in both fiction and nonfiction, I talked about the differences between the two. I spoke for half an hour, with time devoted to introducing myself and answering questions.

I’m going to be honest: I didn’t feel overly confident with my subject matter, only because I’m not sure I write effective beginnings and endings. Endings especially. I’m never sure if I’m done writing a story, so I always try to leave it open for more. And if I’m writing a series, I want to make sure each book ends with a cliff hanger so the reader is interested in finding out what happens next.

Either way, it was a good exercise to talk about what works and what doesn’t works and to get ideas on how to improve my own writing. In essence, we figured that a good beginning means that the reader wants to continue reading. We talked about how important it is for the character to have a problem and the promise of adventure. We also talked about how important it is to incorporate all five senses so that the reader can experience the world the way the characters do.

It was so much fun. When I asked questions, the students shot their hands into the air and were more than happy to be involved in the conversation. At one point during the question and answer section, one student raised her hand and had a very concerned look on her face. I had mentioned earlier in the discussion that I wrote zombie novels, and she wanted to know how I incorporated taste in those books. I laughed. I told her that I didn’t tell the story from the zombie’s perspective, so I didn’t describe the taste of eating a human. Although, the question did inspire me to think about that for future stories…

I’ve signed up for another presentation in March. This class is older and I will be talking about my process for writing a book, but I think it will still be just as fun. Even though it doesn’t pay, it’s still a good way to get out there and to talk about what I really love: writing.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Teasers for My Upcoming Release Death to the Undead

February 16th is the official release date for the second book in my Life After the Undead young adult zombie book series.  It's called Death to the Undead.  To celebrate, here are some amazing teasers my fabulous book manager made.  Enjoy!





Monday, February 1, 2016

Keep Your Eye Open for the Specials!


I love my publisher. They do such amazing thing to help promote our works and get them into the hands of readers. There are several things coming up later this year, but the first will be occurring in the next couple of weeks.

Involving 200 books, Booktrope is doing a special offer through Amazon and iTunes. It’s the best time to invest in authors that you love or finds some new ones. Life After the Undead will be part of this promotion, so if you’ve wanted to check out my young adult zombie novel without a lot of investment, now’s the time!

And it’s perfect timing too because the second one, Death to the Undead, is scheduled for rerelease on February 16th. This is your chance to get book 1 on sale! Here’s the schedule of pricing for the books:

Feb 8-10: books will be free on iTunes and 99 cents for Kindle versions

Feb 12-14: books will be $1.99 on iTunes and Amazon.

Don’t miss out on these amazing deals! You still have a week to wait, but mark your calendars now so you don’t forget!

If you’re interested in knowing what my zombie books are about, here’s their covers and descriptions.


"A must read for those looking for a fun and different read in the world of zombie fiction." --Eric S. Brown, author of Bigfoot War and Kaiju Apocalypse

Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she's going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they're migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.

Zombies aren't the only creatures she has to be cautious of--the other survivors have a dark side. Krista must fight not only to live but also to defend everything she holds dear--her country, her freedom, and ultimately, those she loves.

Join Krista in her quest to survive in this thrilling apocalyptic novel by Pembroke Sinclair.


Seventeen-year-old Krista has already proven she can survive the zombie hordes.

After moving to North Platte with her distant cousin General Liet to help build a wall that will keep the zombies in the West, it becomes apparent that the zombies aren’t the biggest threat—some survivors are far more dangerous than Krista had ever imagined.

With the help of Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, they free the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet. But there is a bigger battle to fight.

The Families who rule Florida and use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their territory want Krista and Quinn captured, the zombies want to devour them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught between powerful forces, will they survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action? Or will they self-destruct?

Find out in book two of this thrilling apocalyptic series by author Pembroke Sinclair.