Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Okay, I know it’s a stupid title to announce the first of the Monster Squad books to be produced as an audiobook, but at the time, I thought it was cute.

I waited to announce the audible release of Return of the Phoenix because of my commitment to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014.  My date for SZBT was the 17th and I didn’t want to overshadow the author being highlighted.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out that interview, scroll down and give it a read.  Julianne Snow was the guest of honor and she’s a truly awesome little gal.  See?  Already I digress…I came here to announce the audio release and almost got sidetracked by her awesomeness!

Here’s the spiel.  Falcon Sound Studio’s Jack Voorhies threw himself into this production and it shows.  Talking with Jack, he’s told me how he got excited doing this project.  He really thinks that the premise has potential (and coming from him, that means something).  But first we have to get the word out about Phoenix, drive the interest up and get some reviews.

Keep an eye out for contests in the near future for free downloads of Phoenix and if you happen to run an audiobook review blog or website, feel free to contact me.

In the meantime, if you just can’t wait…here’s the link:


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Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized


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SZBT 2014: Julianne Snow

SWEET!  Today we have Julianne Snow in our studio (really, it’s my dining room, but hey…struggling writer and all that). Read on for some truly cool stuff!

Summer of Zombie 2014 SPOTLIGHT ON:

Julianne Snow

Julianne Snow

Okay, we all want to know… what is your latest zombie release?
Glimpses of the Undead

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Ooh,…love that cover!

Give us a quick description of it. But, no spoilers please. People get upset if you give too much away…
Glimpses of the Undead is a short story collection that takes on zombies in different forms of short fiction. While comprised mostly of horror stories featuring zombies, there is one that takes the genre in a different direction. A direction where zombies are living among us and companies have capitalized on that. The idea itself has struck a chord and will be developed into a full-length novel at some point.

That’s a different spin.  I think it sounds pretty cool.

Tell us something unique about it.
There’s a little humour, some sex, and a vampire thrown in among the horror for good measure…

My interest is definitely piqued. 

How about some links for people to purchase it.
Amazon: US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, India, Australia
Amazon US Print

Barnes & Noble
iBooks (Apple)

Let’s share your promo links with folks so they can find you a little easier.
Twitter: @CdnZmbiRytr
Facebook: Julianne Snow
FB Fan Page: Julianne Snow, Author
Amazon Author Page: Julianne Snow
Goodreads: Julianne Snow
Google+: Julianne Snow
Blogs: Days with the Undead, The FlipSide of Julianne & Zombieholics Anonymous

Let’s share a short Bio with the readers so they can get a feel for you.
Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series and Glimpses of the Undead. She is the founder of Zombieholics Anonymous and the Publicist at Sirens Call Publications. Writing in the realms of speculative fiction, Julianne has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. With pieces of short fiction in various publications, Julianne always has a few surprises up her sleeves. Be sure to check out The Carnival 13, a collaborative round-robin novella for charity which she contributed to and helped to spearhead which was released in October 2013.

Awesome.  Thank you Julianne for stopping in and telling us about Glimpses of the Undead.  Sounds like a great read and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it!
Okay, everybody rush out and get your copy today and help support your favorite zombie authors.  Don’t forget to support those who feed your habit and as always, leave a review!  It’s more important than you’ll ever know.

And now, a few words from our unpaid sponsors…

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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:



Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Getting Older and Other Ponderings

Used to be that this time of year really bothered me. June was a pain in so many ways.  My birthday, Father’s Day and the two were so close together. Don’t misunderstand, though.  When I was a kid, who didn’t look forward to a birthday?  The presents, getting to be a whole year older, the presents, the party, the presents? Yes, birthdays were fun when I was little.

But now?  Now it’s not so much fun.  I don’t like being the center of attention. I mean, I love it when somebody contacts me and says something like, “I loved your books!” but to celebrate something like getting older?  Or ‘Fathers Day’? I feel like I don’t measure up.  Like I’m not worthy.  Like my kids deserve so much more.  It wasn’t until just recently that I realized…Fathers Day isn’t for ME.  It’s for THEM.  It’s that day when your kids get to make the home made cards and glue macaroni to it.  Or they break out their crayons and create something that is THEIR idea of who Dad is.  It gives them the chance to celebrate and say, “I love you, Pops!”

Very few things are more precious to a parent than their memories of their kids growing up.  When I think back through ALL of the special memories…both sets of twins, all the hundreds (if not thousands) of ball games, all of the sticky faced kisses and yes…fights, I’m reminded of what is probably the first truly shocking moment of being a parent.

This little guy:


had grown up some.  He was celebrating a birthday with all of his little friends. We had taken him to see Michael Keaton play Batman and he loved the movie.  So…what does any dad (who is totally infatuated with Batman) do?  I rented the costume.

At the time, we lived in Washington state.  They had a helmet a law and I rode home in full Batman costume on a big black motorcycle (full fairing) and prayed the entire way I wouldn’t run into a cop.  Little sticky faces were plastered to the windows of every car I passed, cape waving in the wind…and there he was.  The Washington State Trooper.  He did a double take when he saw me.  Then gave me a thumbs up with a cheesy grin. He was either a fan or had kids himself.


The party itself really holds little to no memory for me.  It was what happened afterward.  When the kids were all leaving and I was sick of sweating in places I shouldn’t, I snuck into the bedroom to peel off the costume.  As I pulled the cowl off I heard this small, quiet little gasp and I turned to see my oldest standing in the doorway, his eyes as big as saucers, his little face pale.  “My daddy is Batman…” It was one of those defining moments for both father and son.
Yes.  I AM Batman.  Just as you are now Green Lantern for your son.

So, to dads everywhere…BE Superman.  BE Batman.  BE…Dora.  Just BE there.

I’m gonna go to the Batcave to polish the Batmobile.  I want it to look good for when I take Mrs. Batman out for my birthday dinner.


Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized


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SZBT 2014!

If you are a zombie fan, then you KNOW what time it is.  The month of May may be Zombie Awareness month, but this JUNE it’s ‘Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014′!

Every day in the month of June, one author is chosen to be highlighted and we learn a little something about him or her.  What makes them tick, what to look forward to in the near future, what got them where they are now, who they look up to in the field or maybe how they got twisted the way they are.  Hopefully it’s something new that you the readers didn’t already know. If you’re a die hard fan, then odds are, you already know the whole back story on all these wonderfully gifted writers.  If not, then you have a lot to look forward to.

Next week is my turn.  I don’t know yet who I’ll be hosting on my blog, but I sincerely hope to bring you something new and exciting.  Armand Rosamilia is hosting the SZBT this year and between the radio shows, the Authors Supporting Our Troops 2014, writing, blogging and saving nuns from burning buses…I honestly don’t know where this guy finds the time to DO what he does?! Secretly, I think he has cloned himself, but don’t tell anybody.  I don’t want to start any unfounded rumors…

Check back next week for the author interview HERE!  Check in with Facebook at the event, “Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014” to find interviews, guest posts, teasers, prizes, cool swag and so much more! 

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


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