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For almost 12 months now, I've been quietly working on the most important piece of zombie literature known to mankind. Or zombiekind, as the case may be. And by 12 months, I mean intermittently. It's not THAT big of a book.
At any rate, I recently finished writing and editing the novella and the story is currently receiving it's semi-final proofing. My hope is to have print copies and an ebook version available within the coming weeks.
For anyone who's been following this story, you know that I haven't exactly had the easiest time nailing down the title of this novella. At the very beginning, the title was "On the Outside Looking In: Living Impaired Among the Unimpaired Living". This was the title that actually inspired me to write Zaphod's story. Unfortunately, I don't think that it was the most marketable of titles, so I tried to come up with something more fitting.
Draft two of the title -- which I used in a mockup of the cover located elsewhere on this website -- was "Don't Call Me Zombie". While this was more appropriate and certainly more marketable, it established an undesired premise and conflict in the story and the best way to remedy it was to simply not use that title.
Obviously, the book is about Zaphod Zombie. After spending weeks going over and over this problem about the title, I finally settled on the obvious, borrowing the subtitle from my original idea. I like it, and I hope you do, too.
While the full text of the book is still a few weeks off, you can read the opening chapter after the break. Also, feel free to catch up on the Zaphod Zombie webcomic. And if you enjoy this sample of Zaphod Zombie, I would encourage you to visit my lulu.com page and consider buying one of my other books.
Stumble on, true believers!