Thiscollection of horror stories is a feast for those who are looking for somethingastoundingly creepy to read at Halloween or indeed any time a good scare iscalled for. As well as excellent flash fiction and short stories, there ispoetry interspersed, which eases the tension a little, before you move onto thenext story. Well done Yolanda Renee. A fabulous feast to add to our Halloweenreading! ~ DeniseCovey
From the Author
I love a challenge. Therefore, I wrote a piece that I'd neverhave considered otherwise. Zombies are the one monster that scares the hell outof me. Ever since The Night of the Living Dead, I've been frightened to death ofthem. Although I have watched, no let me correct that, I have listened to TheWalking Dead. I cannot watch it. Zombies freak me out and leave me withnightmares, sometimes at just the mention of them. Zombie dreams are the onenightmare I abhor, other nightmares I write into my stories.
The same year I interviewed Mike Lombardo, Ialso interviewed Jonathan Maberry. Jonathan is the author of a Zombie seriesthat takes place in Pennsylvania too, i.e. Blue Moon Rising (I read it and had several nights of nightmares. Which I thanked Jonathan for, but isn't that a sign of a good book). Jonathan appeared on my blog talk radio show to discuss his new book ZombieCSU, so I had to pay homage to him in the process of writing my firstzombie story.
Include the fact that I live near TMI - Three Mile Island,you know the nuclear power plant that almost had a meltdown in 1975. How couldI not tackle the genre? Yes, the cover of the book is a picture of TMI at dusk.So there you have it, the story behind my Zombie tale.
Appropriate don't youthink? I do hope you enjoy the story andall the other tales of horror and romance with some poetry thrown in. I wouldlove to know what you think of this combination; email me at yolandarenee at hotmaildot com.