Friday, January 29, 2016

The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One

It gives me great pleasure to introduce David Powers King's latest book! Check it out!

Ebook Release: January 21st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

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About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

English Historical Fiction Authors!!!

Today, I’m hanging out over at English Historical FictionAuthors – the home of everything regarding English Literature in Fiction! 

I recently joined the great crew at this shared gathering place, where fans of fiction set in Britain can get together to discuss all their favorite eras throughout history. I’m proud to be the newest addition to their long list of awesome authors.

Go check it out, and let me know what you think! Thanks!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Moveable Feast

Paris is a Party. That’s what Hemingway’s memoir about living in Paris is called in French. But today this little autobiography has taken on a new meaning in the City of Light after the most recent terrorist attacks.

I meant to post something about this a while back, but didn’t get to it until now. Basically, Parisians have been buying up Hemingway’s book like crazy and leaving copies of it all around Paris as a symbol of hope and solidarity against the forces of evil and terror. In my opinion, that’s a pretty rad way for art to influence life and fight the good fight for liberty and goodness all at once.

I bet Hemingway would be proud.

So what books have had a profound impact on the way you see the world? What stories continue to inspire you and give you hope?  

Monday, January 11, 2016

My Amazon Author Page!

Finally, I got this baby up and running. When my publisher released the cover for Between Two Fires and made Amazon preorders available online, several of my awesome fellow bloggers started pinging me and saying…“dude, where’s your author page at?”

Well, here it is:

Needless to say, I’m definitely psyched to have a name and face to go with my book. Now the experience has gotten me all curious about looking at other authors' pages on Amazon, checking when their books are available and what events they may be at. I know, I know…welcome to the 21st Century, Mark.

Anyhow, I’m curious how others out there typically look up their favorite authors. Do you usually search Amazon first or do you go to Goodreads? Or somewhere else?

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Fun of Fan Fiction

Lately, I’ve been indulging in the addictive vice of fan fiction. But I like to take things a step further by inserting my friends into these little short stories. I’ve been particularly enthralled with some fan fiction in the Star Wars universe, making every character some Star War-ish version of one of my real life pals.

Needless to say, it’s pretty low pressure, and all fun, which is what writing’s supposed to be in the first place. Also, my friends get a kick out of seeing themselves in print as they wield lightsabers or fly X-wings through perilous dangers and whatnot. The side benefit is that this type of writing every once in a while helps recharge my creative batteries for larger writing endeavors.

So how are you trying to unwind and let loose with the start of the New Year? Have you seen The Force Awakens? What do you think?