I'm not by any means a runner or a true athlete but I can appreciate one of these kinds of ultra marathons and I have many people in my life that do run. I've participated in a few 5K's myself... and have even heard of a Zombie Run - but this book blows my understanding of zombies out of the water. I was truly horrified at this story and the premise, in a good way!
Q: Is there a word you love to use? A: I’m a fan of the f-bomb. That single word can have so many nuances and meanings! I refrained from using swear words in my other books, but I let loose in Undead Ultra. I figure if there’s any genre that needs f-bombs, it’s a zombie book.
You can’t help but cheer these two on as they race to the rescue. Their run gets your own endorphins pumping. The dangers they encounter on the way keep the suspense levels high. And you remain hopeful they’ll get where they’re going, rescue Kate’s son, and somehow survive. / Strong writing and well developed characters make this one I recommend to all zombie lovers. And you runners might get a kick out of it too.
Q: Go to your fridge. Open the door. What will you find? A: I make smoothies every morning for breakfast. There are always at least 2 vegetables in them. This week, you’d find bok choy, cabbage, and kale in my fridge. You’re also likely to find celery, cucumber, collard greens (obsessed with these), cauliflower, and broccoli. The more veggies, the better!
I have a serious love for zombies, and Camille Picott did not disappoint. Picture this scene: Red Hat Society ladies turned into zombies. I don't know if you have experience with the Red Hat Society, but I sure do. I used to buss tables for a restaurant, and they would use it as a meeting place. Not my favorite patrons, so this scene was gold to me.
Q: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? A: I’m a thirty-something wife and mother. I feel like I am an under-represented demographic in scifi/fantasy. I get tired of reading books about teenagers and characters in their twenties who don’t have much life experience. I really wanted to write a book with adult characters who had families and dirt under their nails, so the speak, because that’s something that’s meaningful to me. I’m also an ultrarunner, and I thought it would be fun to share this crazy sport with readers.