Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Plague Town by Dana Fredstion July 18th, 2013
We are on the 7th day of the Apocalypse event! Today I have Dana Fredsti here with a guest post & an excerpt from Plague Nation. Enjoy!
Title: Plague Town
Author: Dana Fredsti
Published: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Titan Books
Series: Ashley Parker #1
Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down.
A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’ — immune to the virus — and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.
It’s Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure!
What with the current popularity of zombies, along with other apocalyptic scenarios, there’s a lot of talk about what people would include in their bug-out bag. What essentials would you take with you if you had to leave your home with no prior warning, maybe five minutes to get your ass out of there and head for safer ground? Since writing my first two Ashley Parker books, Plague Town and Plague Nation, I get asked this question a lot (along with “Why zombies?” or “Don’t you think zombies have jumped the shark?” – short answers, “because I like them” and “No”).
My default answer to the bug out bag question is generally “I don’t have a bug out bag because I wouldn’t leave my cats.” And yes, I’m quite serious. My boyfriend and I spent five years doing feline fostering as part of an “underground railroad” of cats pulled from shelters in the Central Valley where their fate would be a quick death. We ended up keeping fewer than we found homes for, but still… you end up with more than three along the way. So no more fostering, but we still have our permanent residents and I don’t believe in ditching responsibility just because of little inconveniences such as a zombocalypse.
Whether I survive or not, the one thing I will always have with me is my sense of humor. This is a characteristic I’ve shared with my heroine, Ashley, which some people consider unrealistic in the face of ambulatory, flesh-eating corpses and the possibility of a world without showers. I don’t agree. Without humor, there is no hope. And without the possibility of hope, a bleak world becomes a dead world. I choose to give my heroine the gift of humor in the face of adversity because people without humor are even more depressing than zombies.
Thanks for joining us today, Dana! Agreed, a sense of humor is a must!
Plague Nation (book #2)
Dana Fredsti is ex B-movie actress with a background in theatrical sword-fighting. Through seven plus years of volunteering at EFBC/FCC (Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center), Dana’s had a full-grown leopard sit on her feet, kissed by tigers, held baby jaguars and had her thumb sucked by an ocelot with nursing issues. She’s addicted to bad movies and any book or film, good or bad, which include zombies. Her other hobbies include surfing (badly), collecting beach glass (obsessively), and wine tasting (happily).
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