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WEIRD STUFF AND ZOMBIES ON ICE
Hey Amberkatze Readers!
When I’m asked to guest blog, I have to admit I get anxious. The inevitable “what to blog” about stressing hits hard. My glamorous mom-writer life is really very, very boring. I spend a lot of time changing diapers, feeding small people, cleaning up messes, and building elaborate block structures for my one year old to rip apart. Then there’s all the sitting on my butt typing with the roar of the never-ending laundry in the background. I mean, what could I possibly have to talk about that would be at all interesting to you—the blog reading audience? You with your fabulous lives that are no doubt much more interesting than anything happening in Stacey Jay land? By the time I sit down to actually write the blog, I’m drowning in a hot, sloppy mess of angst.
Like…right now, I’m a wreck. Really. This is what happens when you ask a fiction writer to write something that’s not pretend. (My own blog doesn’t count. You people who hang with me over there know it’s all weird pictures of me cooking zombie cupcakes in my candy corn pajamas and crap like that.)
So, I’m just going to pretend to interview myself and talk about some stuff. That sound okay? (If not, you don’t have to keep reading. That’s part of the beauty of blogging )
Q: So, self, what’s up with UNDEAD MUCH? Book 2 in the Megan Berry, Zombie Settler series?
A: I honestly think UNDEAD MUCH? (January 21st, 2010) is my best work to date (young adult or adult novel) and I’m so excited to share it with readers. It’s got everything I love in a book—romance, zombies, mystery, a love triangle, big secrets, hot sloppy angst (which I enjoy reading about more than experiencing it personally), and more zombies. On ice.
Q: Zombies on ice? For real?
A: Yes, zombies on ice. For real. I won’t give away plot points by telling you how the zombies get on the ice or what they do there (though I can assure you it does not in any way resemble ballroom dancing or an Olympic sport), but I had a blast writing that particular scene. Being a huge fan of mixing the silly and the scary, I dove into the slippery drama with both hands, fingers flying—I told you it was hard to make sitting on your butt typing sound exciting—chortling with glee to be creating a ridiculous and horrific literary combo never before read by man (or woman).
Q: Your glee was short-lived wasn’t it?
A: Yeah. It was. I found out that the Chicago Zombie people (http://chicagozombie.com/) do a Zombies on Ice event every year. The first one was in 2008—after I’d already written the scene in UNDEAD MUCH?—but that doesn’t matter. The book isn’t on the shelves yet, but those Chicago Zombies were on the ice in December 2008 and again in 2009. So they win. If this were a contest. Which it wasn’t…but yeah, if it had been, they would be the winners. I pass the figurative bloody, disembodied arm trophy over to them.
Q: Okay…anything else you’d like to share?
A: Um…no. I’ll just slink back over to the weirdness of my own blog and make some zombie cupcakes or something. (I’m also thinking of staging a pomegranate murder in my kitchen and taking pictures. Have you seen the way pomegranates splatter red juice everywhere when you cut into them? It’s crazy! Grizzly fruit murder. Perfect for a blog entry from a woman who has a new zombie book coming out.)
And…end weirdness. And ice zombies.
Without further ado, I say adieu. Thanks for having me Amber! And happy reading in 2010 Amberkatze readers!
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