New #Zombie 'Drabbles' Coming! #fiction
Great New Year news! First acceptances!
Got word that two of my latest "drabbles" have been accepted!
What's a drabble, you ask? Easy. 100 word stories.
The stories, "The Comedians" and "Fido, fetch!" will be coming soon in the upcoming 100 Word Bigger Zombie Bites. This is book 2 in the series put out by the Reanimated Writers Group. Oh, and the second book will be as cool-looking and neat to read as the first.
I had fun writing these as it's a challenge to try to stick to that short-short format. The first story, "The Comedians" also is a fun, tie-in to the book covers. Stay tuned for more details!!
100 Word Zombie Bites, An Undead Drabble Anthology - Reanimated Writers - Bite-size stories by group of writers. Includes my two new stories, The Heist and The Awakening by C.A. Verstraete
I've got a new story, "A Mother's Love," in the recently released anthology, "100 Word Horrors 3: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles."
My story is one I've revisited several times in different lengths as the theme is a fun one to write and to see how I can change it. The reviewer at EricaRobynReads seemed to like it, too, and gave it a 5/5 rating, with the anthology also getting a 5 rating. Check out the full review at the link above.
* Get the Kindle version on Amazon. (Paperback coming soon!)
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is on sale!
* I followed the crimes and the trial, along with offering an entirely different solution to the crime, in my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. (new 2nd edition & new cover!) **
** On sale starting at 99 cents August 14 to Aug. 21. -
UK: On sale Aug. 14-17. **
* Read what happens next - (I will have this book on sale after the first sale is over.)
The story continues in Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall... After the trial and being acquitted of murder, Lizzie thought her life would be "normal' again, but can it? When her sister, Emma, is caught up in the latest zombie outbreak, Lizzie has no choice but to pick up her axe again...
I figure it doesn't hurt to ask. With thousands (ok, millions!) of books out there, it's hard to be heard above the din. Why you do all kinds of things to get your book noticed. So...
NPR has a summer reading poll up - for horror!
Please nominate Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete (click yes to series) to the poll on the NPR site HERE. You can copy and paste info. Thanks, I appreciate it!
Summer Scares Giveaway - June 10 - July 4: Books, samples, previews and more! Great reads!
Just got a few copies of the second edition of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter to check. Looks good! Will be ordering more to have signed copies on hand. I really like the 5x8 size, too. A little smaller than the large paperbacks. Nice to hold!
I am so in love with the new cover and the covers for both books! (Btw, covers are by Juan Villar Padron.)
Happy Zombie Reading!
Today is release day for Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall.
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(Yes, the print version is coming soon!)
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It's Release Week!
* Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter releases Thursday, May 10.
* Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall releases May 14.
* Release week contests & giveaways, start Mon. 5/7. See GirlZombieAuthors blog.
A new edition of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is coming out - with a new cover & edits! ** The new Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2 is also coming soon. Title to Be Revealed!! Hoping pre-orders will be up by mid-late April.
** Here's a tiny sneak peek of the first line of the book blurb:
After being acquitted of brutally slaying her parents, Lizzie Borden thinks her nightmare is over—but it’s only just begun!
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A little reveal - Here's part of the new cover title! Cool, huh???? What do you think?
Looking for some fun summer reading?
Readers shared their favorites in the Liz's Book Club 2017 edition in the Kenosha News - and Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is included! (see paragraph 8) Yay!
"D.L. Stever recommends “Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter,” a book by local writer (and Kenosha News correspondent) Christine Verstraete.
“Did you ever wonder why Lizzie ‘gave her father 40 whacks and her mother 41’? Lizzie Borden has been elusive for the past so many years we still wonder why she did it. Lizzie never told. This book explains all. If you like zombies along with a little romance, you will enjoy the story. It’s a fun and gory read.”
About Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter:
Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
Blog by Chris Verstraete - author, award-winning journalist, miniaturist. I love dogs, too. It's all good.