We Interrupt This Program

My new short story is out and you can check it out on Amazon. Keep in mind that if you have a prime membership that you can borrow it for free.  Check out We Interrupt this Program and I hope you like it. Here is the cover art.

A New Project

This is a little different from what I usually do on here. I have a project open to create a book on the Abandoned Gulf Coast. I have it up on Kickstarter right now and I have a website that I run as well. If you want to be a part of this project please help back it. Backing starts at as little as $1 and even if you can’t do that, please share the news by tweeting, sharing on Facebook or to anyone you know that might want to become a part of it.

Here is the link on Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1650093491/a-book-on-the-abandoned-gulf-coast/widget/card.html

The Lucky One Now Available

I decided to go ahead and publish The Lucky One since my other story Game Changer has been set to be published by Grave Demand Publishing. More on that later but, yay! Anyway, The Lucky One is not yet available on Amazon but should be in about 12 hours or so. Till then, I have it on Smashwords so you can get it here if you’d like. I decided to make them all $.99 because why have them free on one place and paid for on Amazon? Anyway, here is the cover art. This was done by us here at Karsun Designs. It was a photo taken by Rich and I decided to use it for the story.

Writing Darlene Bobich


 

Armand Rosamilia

When I started writing about Darlene Bobich and zombies, I had no idea how far it would go… and I’m still not sure where the end will actually be.

I’m sure every writer wants to find that special character, the one they might be known for in their future. Am I known for Darlene Bobich and the Dying Days series? Kinda.

I’ve been asked to do interviews as Darlene Bobich, I had a fan create a Twitter account for Darlene Bobich (but once I explained that there really was a real, live person named Darlene Bobich, she took it down – now I wish it was still up because, well, that’s just cool) and I get more questions from fans about Darlene than about the actual zombies in the world. No one wants to know how my zombie apocalypse actually started (and I won’t tell anyway) but they want to know about the Desert Eagle she carries, and I’ve had someone ask if I had a map of her route from Maine to Florida that I used, with dates on when she hit certain cities. Um, I don’t.

My favorite e-mail came from a woman who absolutely loved the Dying Days series and told me why, and I was so touched that my story could make someone like it so much to write me that I put her and her family in a tale in the upcoming Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days collection. That is pretty cool to me, and makes me want to keep writing and exploring the world I created.

A couple of people have asked me what other series mine is most like. I have no idea, to be honest. I’d like to think mine is unique, and I’d also like to think it holds up against other great series of zombie stories. My five touring zombie author buddies come to mind when I think of great tales of the undead. I’m proud to be associated with each and every one of them, in fact.

As you can tell, I love questions about Darlene Bobich and the Dying Days series… and I hope people keep reading them and keeping asking. I’ll do my best to answer.

 

Armand Rosamilia

 

http://armandrosamilia.com

 

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All six of us – Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O’Brien and Dave Jeffery – hope you’ll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.

 

And… one lucky commenter for each blog will receive a Free eBook or Print book from one of the authors! Simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and we’ll pick a random winner each day! Simple as that!

 

 

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012

This was one of the best speeches ever. I was honestly riveted for the entire 19+ minutes and in an age of being distracted so easily, that says something. If you write, paint, dance, act or make art in any way – watch this speech.

I’m on Facebook now

I know, who cares, right? However, I’ve been on Facebook for ages but wanted a separate listing for Shauna Klein other than my personal listing. My friends know me as both but I thought it’d be neat to give Ms. Klein her own little space on Facebook. However, I’m not sure talking about myself in the third person is healthy and all, it’s not like she really exists, or does she? Anyway, here is the link to find me on Facebook and I’d love if you stopped in and liked her, or me, or whatever.

It’s not like it’s not free

I found a cute search term in my site stats tonight. A couple of people looked up the term “klein’s peaceable kingdoms twist” and I guess it led them to my blog. I found it cute that someone took the time to actually look up the twist but the story is free on Smashwords. Why not just download it? I guess I should be honored that someone took the time to try and find out the twist in the first place. It’s kind of like when you go on Amazon and type in Shauna K and my name pulls up. It means others have searched for that name. Not a bad thing I guess. But seriously, if you want to know the twist, get the story. Either buy it on Amazon or download it and then let me know what you think. 🙂

Scenes of the Apocalypse #12 – Armed groups clash violently

Once the Apocalypse has come, finding safety, food and water, and shelter will be high priorities. It will mean the difference between life and death…and cause a lot of fighting. Groups that have diligently gathered and stocked will be under attack from those who have not. The group with the best defenses will end up with the spoils.

Women and children will also be fought over, as will differences in religion, race, sex, and others. Hundreds of small clans will spring up in the months after the war, all with people needing to be fed and cared for. Those with enough may try to share it, but as soon as word spreads about their stockpiles, attacks will come.

The law of the land after the Apocalypse will be strength. Those who have it will be in control of their lives. Those who do not will be at the mercy of their fellow-survivors. Those hoping for a fast return to order and civilization will be caught unprepared if they wait too long.

The groups that get ready or simply handle the problem with harsh methods will have the highest chance at survival, like in the clip below from my new release.

“Seven very gifted survivors are destined to rebuild their country after a nuclear apocalypse…If they can stay alive long enough to find each other. Impossible to put down.” – The Review Blog

We’re going to war, Neil thought. A quiet excitement began to fill him, along with a lot of questions, as he tilted the paper for Doug to see. He kept his mouth shut though, very aware of a third party lingering behind Adrian who was close enough to listen.

“We’ll reach the mountains within 10 weeks, even if we only travel half that time, and we need to handle something before we settle in for the winter.”

His tone was flat and both men understood it was time to do what they’d wanted to when Angie and Marc had first come.

Cynthia edged closer. Neil flashed a warning glare and she stopped, but didn’t take the hint to go away. “Are they really that close?”

Adrian was sure the rest of the camp would soon know, too. The reporter looked very average in her white top and tan slacks, but he understood she was dangerous when she smelled a story. That was why she wouldn’t be in camp for the battle.

“Yes. Soon we’ll all get a cozy winter of relaxation together,” he said sarcastically. Adrian turned back to Doug and Neil. “We’ll leave right before lunch and we’ll need 3-4 days worth of supplies. Get on it.”

Doug and Neil rushed off and Adrian tried not to jump as Angela appeared at his side, pushing a hot cup of sweet tea into his hands. She was getting better and he tried not to let her feel his sadness or his jealousy at the twinkle in her eyes.

Angela nodded politely at Cynthia, who she still considered a stranger, and then turned her back on the reporter while she dug mercilessly into her mind. Rick and Maria were lessons she would never forget and she was now searching all of them at every contact. It was exhausting.

The wind gusted as she and Adrian locked eyes. “Be at the mess in an hour.”

She hated the bloody images filling his mind, the fact that she was condoning it and she leaned closer, keeping her voice low, “I know we have to do something, but why does doing the right thing feel so wrong?”

He shook his head at the near mirror of Brady’s concern. “Never said we were doing the right thing. That wouldn’t work anyway. These guys don’t play by the rules. We’re headed out to do the one thing we can. Kill them or die trying.”

Full of realistic and fantasy situations, the Life After War series is a combination of more than 7 genres, so there’s a good chance of everyone liking it and learning a few things about survival at the same time. You can get a free copy at the link below, of the first book in the series. It’s free for all of this year to celebrate the possible end of the world on 12/21/2012.

Adrian’s Eagles Three months after the War of 2012, Safe Haven refugee camp has made it to South Dakota and now holds six of the seven special survivors meant to lead the rebuilding of their country -but it can’t be done until they find a safe place to settle… and who can think of peace when there’s a huge camp of foreign invaders less than a day behind their group and they only want one thing? Safe Haven and everyone inside the light.

Watch the trailer for this series

Free-The Survivors-The bestselling novel that started it all.

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More Scenes of the Apocalypse

BTW, a huge thanks to Shauna Klein for hosting me on my Scenes of the Apocalypse release tour. Have you read Peaceable Kingdom yet? It’s only $0.99! I just downloaded a copy to my Kindle. Gonna have a great summer of reading by the time I gather up all these new books!

Busy times!

I’ve been so busy, which is a good thing. The only bad part is that it has not been on my own stuff, it’s been on work that I need to bring in a paycheck. I did finish my one story and I haven’t published it yet because I wanted to try it out with some places I submitted it to. I’ll wait a while and see how that goes but I don’t have patience usually so to be honest, I’d like to go ahead and publish it. However, it’d be great if someone did want to publish it so I’m caught between waiting to see if that happens and wanting to just set it free and let everyone read it that wants to.

I have my next story in mind too but due to having to do other thing, I haven’t started on it yet. There’s no hurry though. I’d rather it be good than something I wrote really fast that doesn’t read well.

Wish me luck on finding that happy medium between having time to write and having enough work to keep me busy as well.