Zombie Language – A Guest Post by Lyra McKen #zOctober2013


by Lyra McKen
Publication date: August 21st 2012
Category: YA
Genre: Zombies

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Cassie is a typical teenager. She’s crushing on a boy and trying to make it through high school. It’s a typical day of classes when all hell breaks loose. Forced to run and hide the situation just keeps getting worse. She makes a mistake and soon becomes infected. She meets others like her and together they sent out to find a cure. Is their fate already sealed? Can they find a cure before it’s too late? See what happens through the eyes of the infected when Cassie tells you how Zombies are people too.




‘A Zombie Language’

In my novel the Zombies can actually communicate with others in their horde. They talk to one another with noises, groans, and slow moving hand signals. When I was trying to come up with a name for the language I went through a lot of zombie research and I was not able to find anywhere where they communicated with one another, so it was a fun twist.

The language of the Zombies is a simple yet effective one. They can alert each other that there is fresh uninfected meat nearby. They can warn each other of impending human gun fire or explosives. The fact that they can’t move away very quickly usually means the warning comes too late.

In the beginning of the novel Cassie is attempting to explain to the man she is eating that there shouldn’t be any hard feelings. To him it sounds like she is moaning in pleasure over devouring his leg. She names him Neil because she doesn’t know his name. I think that she forgets that humans can no longer understand her.

When Rose first turns Cassie cannot understand her either. The art of Slopar comes slowly to the infected, and they eventually will understand it when they are completely transformed.

Through the use of their Zombie language they discover that they work better in slow moving hordes then groups of one or two.

Thanks again for allowing me to post on your blog. I hope everyone who reads Zombified enjoys it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

~About the Author~

lyra mcken

Lyra Mcken is the Paranormal pen name of author Emily Walker. Zombified is her debut novel with her fantastic publisher Great Minds Think Aloud Independent Publisher

Emily Walker resides in the mountains of North Carolina. She lives on top of a mountain quite literally with her other half of nine years and her fur baby, Rebel. After a couple of jobs ghost writing for other successful authors she embarked on her own journey to write a novel.

She also runs a website where she interviews other Indie authors and traditionally published authors alike. She also offers reviews, guest posts, and features for authors.

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Sarah Lyons Fleming

    Sounds interesting! I’ll have to check it out. 🙂 Edited to answer question about book from zombie’s point of view–I think Warm Bodies is the only one I’ve read.

  • Mike Bolter

    I’ve seen warm bodies the movie and I have a copy of the book(signed, eeep!) but I haven’t read it, nor this one yet. So no! Sounds like a pretty cool story though!

  • Katie Hayoz

    Only Warm Bodies (like Mike below, I bought it and saw and loved the movie but haven’t yet read it. yikes).

  • Becky Stephens

    I read “The Zombie Chronicles: Outbreak” a while back. A good portion is told from various zombies’ perspectives, and they communicate with each other. I’m looking forward to reading Zombified.

  • Kathy Geiser

    I haven’t read any from the zombie’s side.

  • Elyse S.

    I think Warm Bodies is the only one.

  • Terri King

    I have never read one from a zombies point of view….and I’ve read a LOT of zombie novels!

  • Jessica Sturgill

    I have Zombified already, so good luck everyone

  • Laura Wilson-Farmer

    Would LOVE to win this book!

  • Daniel M

    no but have seen a movie, aaah! zombies!