A few years back I was fortunate enough to meet author Dana Fredsti. If there’s one thing about my life that just blows me away every morning, it’s that I get to meet so many people I admire, and that sometimes they even think I’m cool enough to be friends with. When I met Dana, we immediately bonded over my favorite movie (The Wizard of Speed and Time) which nobody else on Earth has ever seen, as well as our near-psychotic love for all manner of zombie movies/books.
As it turns out, Dana is on the cusp of launching a new zombie series with Titan Books. She describes it as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Walking Dead. On her blog today she revealed the cover for the first installment in the franchise which is due out
this fall in Spring of 2012 (click the image to embiggen):
Dana’s a phenomenal writer, so the book will be worth picking up anyway, but here’s what has me so excited: there will be a character in the second book modeled after me!!!! I’m going to be in a zombie book! My life is complete. :) I need to really dig in, re-tweak my zombie survival plan, and focus on physical conditioning in the next few months! Like Max Brooks says: organize before they rise!
I asked Dana for a quote to put in this post and she promised me an interview about the book in the future. She did, however, submit this quote:
“I look forward to possibly killing JT in the second book of the series.”
Dana Fredsti is considering killing me. *swoon*
Anyway, I will be throwing out updates on the book’s release as they come up. I know Dana reads this blog, so if you want to throw your vote in for the fate of my character, or whether I’m a good guy or a bad guy, feel free to either leave her a comment at her blog or leave one here.