Zombie Author Colin M. Drysdale

Zombie Author Colin M. Drysdale

Colin M. Drysdale is the author of  several zombie books:

 For Those In Peril on the Sea
The Outbreak
Zombies Can't Swim and Other Tales of the Undead
The Island at the End of The World
The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics
Find Colin M. Drysdale on the Web
Website: For Those in Peril on the Sea
Blog: Colin M. Drysdale
Author Page: Colin M. Drysdale
Social Media: Colin M. Drysdale on Facebook

About Colin M. Drysdale

Colin M. Drysdale is already an accomplished technical writer.  Under his real name, he has published academic papers and articles in the field of marine biology. For sombie fiction, Colin prefers to use this  pen name.

Mr. Drysdale's work has won some strong attention over the past few years. Drysdale was the winner on the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for best first novel in 2014.  In 2015,  he was selected as a finalist for the INDIEFAB Book of The Year award for "The Island at the End of the World."

In 2016, Mr. Drysdale was a finalist  for the Indie Book awards in two separate categories: Juvenile Nonfiction and Science/Nature/Environment. 

What Makes Colin M. Drysdale Unique?

Colin M. Drysdale has integrated mathematics instruction into his zombie books. This unique approach makes Drysdale stand out.

Drysdale says:
"When maths becomes the key for surviving in a world where the dead hunt the living, it’s so much more fun. This is the premise behind The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics:  make maths fun by adding the undead. After all, everything’s better with zombies."
 Consider this scenario...
Your machine gun can fire 57 bullets a minute. There are 200 zombies staggering towards you and they’ll reach you in three and a half minutes. Do you have the fire power to kill them all before they get to you?"
 The book offers 25 different mathematics problems, all based on the zombie apocalypse. Most of the problems feature the reader as an endangered survivor. Each problem also offers a carefully explained solution and an explanation of common wrong answers. Drysdale has a complete list of the math problems also posted on his website.
Drysdale cautions readers...
Oh and if you’re wondering what the answer is to the problem above, it’s no you don’t. To find out why, just read the book

Colin M. Drysdale: Five Descriptive Links 

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    Zombie Author David Wellington

    Zombie Author David Wellington

    David Wellington is the author of the zombie novels:


    Plague Zone

    Monster Island

    Monster Nation

    Monster Planet

    Several zombie short stories are currently in print:
    There's also a zombie comic by Wellington, done for Marvel Zombies Return.

    David Wellington on the Web

    Website: David Wellington
    Twitter: David Wellington (@LastTrilobite)
    Author Page: David Wellington at Amazon
    Social Media: David Wellington on Facebook

    About David Wellington

    David Wellington was born in 1971 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  His books have been translated into eleven different languages. He maintains a website and a discussion forum online.  Mr. Wellington is famous for serializing many of his novels. Wellington now  lives in New York City.

    David Wellington began writing Monster Island as a serial novel online. It was later published by Thunder's Mouth Press.  He has published 15 novels since that time.  

    Wellington wrote his first novel when he was 13 years old. It took him six months. He created his very popular Monster Island in exactly five months. 

    All four of his zombie novels are available, in their entirety, as serial installments on his website.  You can find all three Monster novels linked on a single page.  Plague Zone is also available, complete, for free.

    David Wellington has an MFA from Penn State. He also has a Master's Degree in Library Science in addition to his MFA.

    What Makes David Wellington Unique?

    Mr. Wellington worked as a librarian for the United Nations before he became a full-time author. This is very interesting.  I corresponded with David and asked him a bit about this part of his personal history. In part, here is what he shared with me:

    In 2003 and 2004 Wellington worked "as a contractor on a massive digitization effort, taking documents that went back to 1947 and the founding of the UN and making them electronically accessible." Although he says it was not quite as exciting as it sounds, there were certainly parts of the job that had a dash of intrigue.

    As he elaborated: "The UN library is probably the only library in the world that has among its concerns not just shelving space and the high price of academic journals but also espionage and terrorism.  While working there I met ex-KGB agents, European aristocrats, and people implicated in global scandals."

    Wellington worked toward his MLS (Master's in Library Science), hoping to achieve a permanent position at the UN.  His contract ended, and the UN did not have the budget to retain his team permanently.   Wellington got his first book contract just before the job ended. He's been writing full-time ever since. Brian Keene would likely approve of that.

    It's no coincidence that the main character in Plague Zone was a librarian. Wellington says that he drew on his experiences at the UN while creating Tim Kempfer- the "toughest librarian in post-apocalypse Seattle."

    David Wellington: Five Descriptive Links

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      The Authors Speak.........................................Interview
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      David Wellington

        Zombie Author Carrie Ryan

        Zombie Author Carrie Ryan

        Carrie Ryan is the author of the zombie novels:
        The Forest of Hands and Teeth
        The Dead Tossed Waves
        The Dark and Hollow Places
        The Dead and Empty World

        Ryan has published several zombie short stories set in the "Forest of Hands and Teeth" world:

        What Once We Feared
        Hare Moon
        Flotsam and Jetsam

        Carrie Ryan's work is also included in Zombies vs. Unicorns  and The Living Dead 2

        Carrie Ryan on the Web

        Website: Carrie Ryan
        Blog:  Carrie Ryan's Procrastination Outlet
        Author Page: Carrie Ryan at Amazon
        Social Media: Carrie Ryan on Facebook

        About Carrie Ryan

        Carrie Ryan is a native of South Carolina.  Born and raised in Greenville, she now resides in Charlotte with her husband, JP, two cats, and a dog.  Ryan's husband JP is also a fiction writer. The couple met while attending Duke School of Law.  Ryan is a former a litigator, but now she writes full time.  She admits that her household is "not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse."

        Carrie Ryan's husband provided the encouragement she needed to begin writing about zombies. According to her official biography:
        "JP is the one who convinced Carrie to go to that first zombie movie, which for the life of her she can't remember why—she must have still been trying to impress him... After a few false starts, JP convinced Carrie to write what she loved and she started writing about zombies."
        With his encouragement, Carrie Ryan explored the world as it might become several years after the zombie outbreak.  Ryan's website explains her reasons for the setting of her novels:
        "There are so many movies about the days and weeks after a zombie apocalypse, but Carrie wanted to know what happened much later—generations later."

        What Makes Carrie Ryan Unique?

        Carrie Ryan attended Williams College for her undergraduate work. They have a unique mascot:
        "Carrie went to Williams College... home of the purple cows. She played field hockey and lacrosse for a year before becoming involved in student government and other nefarious organizations. She was an avid mountain biker and a member of the Williams Cycling Team (their jerseys were white with purple cow spots—they were easy to pick out of the peloton)."
        What's unique about Carrie Ryan? Carrie Ryan was once a Purple Cow. So the old rhyme is likely not true for her. She seems quite happy to have been one.

        Carrie Ryan: Five Descriptive Links

        Carrie Ryan