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‘Zombies Love Brains’ – A New Undead-Themed Children’s Picture Book

21 Oct

Zombies Love Brains Front CoverZombies Love Brains is a little project I’ve been working on for almost two years. It started off as a bit of a challenge from a friend’s daughter to write a children’s book, and kind of blossomed from there. Today it’s finally on sale both in print and as a Kindle ebook, and if you’re interested, you can buy it from here.

Zombies Love¬†Brains is a salutary tale for young readers, aged three and over, which explains that becoming a zombie is no reason to be impolite to others, or take things that don’t belong to you without asking first.

Normally with my books, I’ve provide extracts of the first few chapters, but that doesn’t really work for a picture book, so instead, I’ll show you some of the pages. For me, it’s the artwork that really makes Zombies Love Brains come to life, and for that I’ve got to thank my illustrator Mike Kloran. His work is brilliant, and exactly what I was looking for, and he was very good at dealing with all my demands and changes of mind as we worked together to finally¬†get this book finished.

So, without further a-do, here’s some of Mike’s amazing artwork from Zombies Love Brains.

The book starts with the obvious statement that zombies love brains:

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And from there moves on to exploring exactly how much zombies love them:

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This is probably my favourite set of images from the book, and I especially loved the dog with the zombie arm in its mouth.

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The granny from the above image makes a re-appearance later in the book, where she seems blissfully unaware of the zombies that are surrounding here.

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Anyway, that’s Zombies Love Brains for you, and it’s out just in time for Hallowe’en. It won’t be to everyone’s liking, but for those who are into zombies (and let’s face it, many children are!), it seems to be a big hit.

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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

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‘Zombies Love Brains’ Draft Cover Designs – Which One Is Better?

1 Apr

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been working on a zombie-themed picture book called Zombies Love Brains for kids aged three and older. I’ve now got all the final artwork for in from the illustrator, Mike Kloran (and he’s done a great job with everything!), and I’m busy formatting the book itself (which is pretty much finished) and the cover.

It’s with the latter that I’m having a slight problem. I’ve got a choice between two possible background colours one yellowish gold and the other mid-night blue, and while I prefer the gold one, almost everyone else I’ve shown it to has preferred the blue one. However, I’ve still only shown it to a handful of people, and I thought it would be good to seek a wider range of opinions.

This is where you, the readers of my humble little blog, will hopefully come riding in to the rescue. The two cover designs are shown in the picture below, and the question is simple: which do you prefer best? To submit your answer, just complete the poll below the image. If the poll isn’t visible (and I’m having trouble with this!), or if you want to say something more, please leave a comment. Thanks for your help.

Which cover design do you think is better?

Which cover design do you think is better?

PS At the moment, Zombies Love Brains is scheduled for release later this year, but I’ll be posting more about it on this blog between now and its release date, so if you’re interested, just watch this space!

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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.