Zombies and Shit

So for the next week I’ll be working on a new book. This one is going to be another over the top parody of B-horror movies, like Apeshit. However, instead of a Friday the 13th type of story, this one is going to be about zombies. I’m not talking Night of the Living Dead zombies. I’m talking RETURN of the Living Dead zombies. I’m talking about brain-eaters with mohawks. Basically, I just want to do something like Apeshit, but this time with zombies.

The premise of this book is: Battle Royale meets Return of the Living Dead.

It’s about a group of people who wake to find themselves in a boarded up building in the middle of the zombie wasteland. They soon realize they have been chosen as contestants in a popular game show called Zombie Survival. Each contestant is given a backpack of supplies and a unique weapon. Their goal: be the first to make it through the zombie-plagued city to the pick-up zone alive. Some will choose to work together, some will go solo, some will turn on the other contestants to make sure they make it to the helicopter first.

Or something like that . . . (I haven’t written it yet, so we’ll see how it goes)

I’m really excited about this one. I have always been a huge zombie fan. Many of my earlier books have zombies in them, but none of them were real zombie books. For years I decided not to write a zombie book because there were just way too many zombie books out there already. However, I don’t give a crap anymore. I just want to write one. Besides, I promise this zombie book will be one of a kind.

Eraserhead Press has a few zombie books coming out this year. All of them are excellent zombie comedies that I highly recommend. More info on that later.

7 Responses to “Zombies and Shit”

  1. FUCK YES!!! Thats about all I can think of when I read that post. Looking forward to getting Kobold here soon. Thanks for all the kick ass work.

  2. Hells yeah, this post just made my day, I can’t wait for this one to be released! Congrats on your success and thanks for all your hard work.

  3. Lol. “For the next week I’ll be working on a new book…”

    It doesn’t take you a fucking WEEK to write a book.

    Does it?

    But g’damn awesome if it does man. I love zombies about as much as I love helicopters – so plz make sure to give the heli a ‘name’ for us 😉

    • carltonmellick Says:

      It depends on how long the book is. I can sometimes write a first draft in a week. When I’m in writing mode I do nothing but eat, sleep, and write, and I manage about 3,000-10,000 words / 20-50 pages a day. But over the past 5 days I only managed 24,000 words / 120 pages. Still good, but now I need to put writing on hold for a few weeks. I’ll probably get back into it mid-July. I’m not a multi-tasker so I can’t just write a little bit here and there. I need to do it all at once.

      • Very, very impressive.

        Like a modern-day pulp writer.

        But I hope that when you eat, it’s more than just tomato soup (ketchup, water, and saltines)!

  4. P.S.

    Do you outline or make character sketches?

  5. yeah! Keep us posted to the release date. I’ll be getting this on the date of release.

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