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The Undead in Our Past — Brent Abell #SummerZombie

by Brent Abell

We are surrounded by death. We glorify those who kill in mass and those who have gone on before us. We study those who have made their mark in our history.

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But do we know the truth? Do we know if the things we read in our history classes are really how things went down?

What if a vampire infestation led to the sinking of the luxury liner that dragged the USA into WWI?

While I covered the above in a story, I look at what if zombies were part of a shadow war during the Civil War in my Southern Devils series. The crux of the series is that the Confederates have brought back a group of voodoo-powered zombies to fight against the Union army during the Civil War. The power used to raise the dead has taken a life of its own and the ranks of the undead are growing unchecked. In an attempt to keep the existence of the undead a secret to the citizens in the north, Lincoln and Sherman create a specialized group to destroy the reanimates and eradicate all proof of their existence.

In my history classes, I always sat around and wondered about the things buried in the truth and hidden from the general populace. Now that the second book is complete and I prepare to begin early work on the last book in the cycle, I have a little bit of an announcement here on the Summer of Zombie tour.

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I took what one reader said and took it to heart. He wanted to see me do a zombie-style romp through the Revolutionary War. Well, we’re going there together you and me. I planted small seeds in Reconstruction of the Dead that will allow me to stay loosely grounded in the same universe, but still wrap up the current storyline and let it stand on its own. I can use the threads I left unraveled to swing to different times and eras. Ancient Rome? We can do that. World War I? We can take a stroll through the fields of France and the undead lurking in the trenches.

We are going to have some fun with history and I hope you stick around for the ride. In the mean time, please enjoy the new book and go back for the first book in the series if you haven’t picked it up yet.

It has been fun being on the Summer of Zombie tour again and I hope we meet again on the trails of life.



Special offer: Reconstruction of Dead AND book 1 of the Southern Devils series are both 99 cents from June 16, 2017 through June 23rd. Get both books now for a bargain.


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Jay Wilburn has a Masters Degree in Education that goes mostly unused since he quit teaching to write about zombies. Jay writes horror because he tends to find the light by facing down the darkness. He finds the journey through life easier by having you join him. Jay is the author of 2 series: The Dead Song Legend and The Great Interruption. He cowrote The Enemy Held Near with Armand Rosamilia. You can also find Jay's work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5 and Dark Moon Digest. Each year Jay has the pleasure of featuring many great authors in the genre through the Summer and Winter of Zombie blog tours on his website.

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