#AtoZChallenge – Day 26 – Zombies

There are no zombies in the Redcliffe novels. Well, not yet at least. I have completed the trilogy that introduces us to Jessica Stone and her tumultuous relationship with the supernatural Mason brothers. I plan to begin writing book 4 in the Redcliffe series later this year, once I can rework the story I originally planned. I changed the ending to my third book Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel), and now it has thrown everything into disarray!

Redcliffe Novels Series Kindle

I chose to discuss zombies today for three reasons. The first is that this is the final day of the A to Z Challenge, it has been a long month, and I am too exhausted to come up with a better word for the letter Z. The second reason is that zombie stories are having a resurgence in popularity. Readers seem to be clamouring for a change in their supernatural preferences, perhaps a little bored with the glut of vampire and shape shifter fiction currently flooding the market. I assure you that the Redcliffe novels are not boring, and they do not follow a generic pattern.


My third reason for writing about zombies today, is that I plan to try my hand at writing a novel in this genre. A couple of months ago we had some intensive road works in my local town, and there were reports of human bones being uncovered beneath a road next to an old graveyard. Walking past the site as I frequented my daughter’s preschool and our local shops, I was struck with inspiration for a zombie love story of all things! That will be an interesting experiment…

Well, that concludes the A to Z Challenge for April 2013. I do hope you have enjoyed reading my posts, and that you are suitably interested in the Redcliffe novels and the complex characters that inhabit my fictional Cornish town.  Don’t forget to catch up with my fellow #atozchallenge bloggers. You will find some weird and wonderful articles, and we can all make new friends. And finally, may I say a huge thank you for all of your comments and support during the #atozchallenge.

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*Zombie image courtesy of Pinterest


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12 Responses to #AtoZChallenge – Day 26 – Zombies

  1. Yes, people are interested in zombies. I do not get the fascination, myself. Zombies have no personality. By definition they are mindless. Where’s the allure? Maybe zombies are simply a device through which we can show how humans overcome challenges and hardship?

  2. I’ve only read one zombie book so far and oddly, I enjoyed it. Haven’t been persuaded to write any zombie fiction though. I understand how the discovery of bodies would fuel your imagination.

  3. Zombies have been popular lately. A few years ago I had a zombie story idea, but it wasn’t fully formed so I never started it. Doubt I will either.
    Congrats on reaching the end of the challenge.

  4. stephscottil says:

    If you’re planning to take on a zombie love story, I highly recommend checking out the movie Warm Bodies which came out earlier this year (the DVD releases next month). It is exactly that. maybe it can help you put a fresh spin on zombies which have kind of hit a saturation point in culture right now.

    Had to laugh at the comment that zombies have no personality. They sure don’t–they’re dead! It’s pretty interesting to look at the history of zombie lore to see why people are so fascinated by them, and what they symbolize. Some fun afternoon reading 🙂

  5. Liz Brownlee says:

    I haven’t read any zombie stories yet – but do like that film with Simon Pegg in!

    I’m just working my way through as many writers etc that I can now all has ended, as I only had time for 5 a day while I was so busy with my posts!


  6. Loved the way the bones being uncovered providing literary inspiration….and where did you find that gloriously gory illustration!?

    • Thank you! Oh I know, it was really quite exciting because that church and graveyard have held a strange fascination for me since we moved to the town about 6 years ago. I got the image from Pinterest, there’s a link at the bottom of the post.

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