Friday, March 27, 2015

Zombie-head totem poles coming soon!

As many of you know, the DEAD series is closing in on its ending. Book 12 (DEAD: End) will release on Halloween, putting an end to the series proper. No need to fret, the spin off will have two books released by then and a third on the way. Also, for those inclined to take a lighthearted romp, there is always That Ghoul Ava.

However, I have the new cover for DEAD: Blood & Betrayal, and it is now my favorite cover ever. +Thomas- Andy Butnariu did a STELLAR job. Hell, this might become my new tattoo some day. It is funny, but as I put the wraps on the series, of course I have the nerves and concerns that I might disappoint the readers who have been so amazing and loyal, but I am also excited about some new things on the horizon (like my recording studio!).

Also, as I mentioned, the DEAD: Snapshot--{insert town here} series will certainly be rolling for the next few years. There could be as many as 20-30 titles depending on reader interest. Leeds, England is about to fall in short order, and then a handful of small towns are vying for my third offering which will be a blast to write because of the idea I have brewing.

However, once again, that brings me to a conundrum. The lack of zombies in a zombie book. Saying that I am scared silly about the reception book 11 might receive is a HUGE understatement. I think I have some story lines with NO mention of the "Z word" at all. But I am rambling. Nerves mostly due to tonight and the debut of DEAD: Snapshot--Portland, Oregon at the Portland Thunder arena football game. Seriously, I am having a hard time deciding if I want to dress semi-nice, or come to the game as just another fan of the team. I might be seen on the Jumbo-tron during the book handout to the Zombie row. Plus, I will be meeting a few fans at the game. So...yeah...nerves.


  1. Enjoy the day, and the game, and bring a good pen! Zombie-row is a genius idea!

  2. Simi-team nice? Sport shirt un-tucked, nice slacks & shoes? Could totally work. Pictures if they get you on the big box! G'luck, you'll do awesome.

  3. Todd, don't be nervous, fans do not care how you look. Just be you and the rest will follow. Be comfortable, honestly if you want to show you are a fan of the team go for it! Its a fun venue! ....a tattoo of the new book cover..oh hell yes!

  4. Well good to see you're still our Todd. Nervous? By now, I'd figured you an old hand at these events. But, that you get nervous and unsure of yourself still, just goes to show you're still the humble, sincere, and all around favorite author we all fell in love with... You'll do fine and it will be a great turnout. Can't wait, see you there.

  5. Todd, Snap Shot Portland is a excellent book (One of your best!!). You just need to go and have a GREAT TIME and chill. I will see if I spot you on tv tonight as I will try to see if I can get the game here in FL.
    Jeff S.
    P.S. NO running onto the field screaming Zombie either.

  6. Snapshot Caerphilly (or South Wales) would be a great title and we have a big castle! It briefly had a mention in World War Z. I spent my teens and early 20's drinking in the castle grounds on weekends.