Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress by G.G. Silverman #zOctober2015

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Welcome to the 3rd annual zOctober event hosted here on My Book Addiction! I’m super thrilled to have so many fabulous authors on the blog, as well as so many incredible fans stopping by to see what’s new in the zombie world. Thank you to everyone for being here!! Let’s welcome our next author….

vegan teenage zombie huntress

Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress
by G.G. Silverman
Publication date: September 5th 2014
Category: YA
Genre: Horror, Zombies

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TWO GIRLS. (You’re feminist.)
PROM NIGHT. (You hate prom.)
ZOMBIES. (You’re vegan.)
OH, THE HORROR.

In this hilarious, action-packed, girl-powered thriller, Clarissa and Cokie go from a failed attempt at prom night feminist activism to being in a fight for their lives.
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The story:
Clarissa Hargrove thinks prom sucks. She’s been protesting it for weeks, but the conformist sheep that go to Redvale High could care less. Not one single girl has ditched her prom gown in the name of feminism, except for Clarissa’s loyal, underappreciated BFF Cokie. But Clarissa is still on a mission to save more souls-she’ll be at prom, with her bullhorn and picket signs, telling girls they have one last chance to ditch their hooker heels and claim their independence before high school is over. That night, Clarissa drags Cokie to school to protest, but almost everyone at prom has turned into flesh-eating monsters. Trapped in a high-school zombie hellhole, the girls realize they’ve never taken a chance on love, and set out on dangerous quest to save their crushes.

But there’s one “teensy” little problem.

Clarissa is vegan and hates violence of any kind. Will Cokie and Clarissa survive?

A mashup of pop culture hits like “Daria,” “Mean Girls,” and “Shaun of the Dead,” VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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This book was on the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestseller list for the Humorous Books for Teens category, and was featured on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” section.

~Character Interviews~

Clarissa from Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

Some background for those of you who don’t know Clarissa: she’s a seventeen-year-old diehard feminist and vegan. She thinks prom is bad for girls, so she dragged her best friend Cokie to school to protest on prom night, but then everyone at prom turned into flesh-eating monsters. Trapped in the school, she and Cokie realized they’d never taken a chance on love, and set out on a dangerous quest to save their crushes. What followed after was a wild prom night zombie-filled action sequence with plenty of heartache and feels.

This interview took place one year later, with a B-grade television personality who was trying really hard to be the next Ellen DeGeneres, but simply wasn’t good enough, especially when it came to dance-moves.

Talk show host:
Clarissa, now that you’ve survived the zombie apocalypse, how would you say you’ve changed?

Clarissa:
I’m a stronger person, both mentally and physically. I work out more, and I bake less. Seriously, my arms went from being wobbly Jell-O sacks to being described more like “guns”. Guns or not, I still hate violence though. It’s a vegan thing.

Mentally, after having gone through all that gore that night, I realized I can handle watching horror movies, and real-life blood doesn’t faze me as much. I once helped a guy who was lying on the sidewalk bleeding after he, uh…sawed off his arm with an electric hedge trimmer. I tore off the sleeve of my PETA shirt and used it to staunch the flow of blood while we waited for help. I only thought about fainting, oh, maybe twice. In my old life, I would have already passed out.

Talk show host:
Nice! Okay, let’s talk about food, since you’re vegan. When food became scarce during the Z-poc, were you ever tempted to eat any dusty old canned meat products that may have been lying around the house? Canned cocktail wieners are mighty tempting when you’re starving.

Clarissa:
Shut your dirty mouth. Wieners are what started that whole debacle. Yeeeesh!
Even my dad, a classic white male carnivore, gave up eating meat after the z-poc. Mostly. Ok, there was that one time…but he apologized quickly. Old habits die hard.

Talk show host:
If you could go back in time and change one thing about your pre z-poc life, what would it be?

Clarissa:
I would have been nicer to my best friend Cokie. She put up with a lot of my insanity, and it just wasn’t right. I mean, no one should’ve had to wear that stupid bunny suit.

Talk show host:
But she did it because she loved you.

Clarissa:

Talk show host:
Aww, I didn’t mean to make you cry! Let’s change the subject. How’s your new bestie, Lila?

Clarissa:
She’s amazeballs! She taught me how to put on eyeliner without poking my eye out. I’m all thumbs when it comes to makeup. Seriously, eye-liner application is a mind-boggling skill. I still screw it up though. Don’t be surprised if you see me wearing an eye patch a month from now.

Talk show host:
Haha, nice. I loves me some eye patch. Next question: it’s been said there are two guys who like you, not just one. Another kid from your school is rumored to be mentioning you in his memoirs of that night. Wanna talk about it?

Clarissa:
Not really. This woman doesn’t kiss and tell. But you’ll be reading about it soon enough, I suppose. I mean, I can’t control everything the media says about me.

Interviewer:
Fair enough. Well, that’s all the time we have for today. Let’s daaaaance!

Both the show host and Clarissa get up and dance very, very awkwardly as the credits begin rolling. Toward the end, the show host’s pants split open and she tumbles offstage.
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To learn more about Clarissa and her awkwardly hilarious bumbling, please check out Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local bookseller through Indiebound.org

Lila from Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

For those of you who don’t know Lila, she was Clarissa’s nemesis, someone who dogged her at every turn. Lila is known for her school gossip blog and has been known to capture fellow students, teacher, and school staff in compromising situations. She is a blonde bombshell, emphasis on bomb.

This television interview took place one year after the Z-poc, and was conducted by a fairly straight-laced, old white guy.

Interviewer:
So, you’re the famous Lila Logan, who was always spying on fellow classmates and teachers at school. Why the spying? That’s not very lady-like.

Lila:
Well, Bob, I’d like to challenge your concept of what a lady is; plus, I’m no ordinary woman. My spying is rooted in a potent mixture of titillation and outrage. Meaning, it’s fun to catch people being bad, and I get to make an example of them. Plus, nothing buys you more favors than having a stockpile of other people’s dirt.

Interviewer:
What kinds of favors?

Lila:
Wouldn’t you like to know.

Interviewer:
Actually, I don’t.

Lila:
Aww, come on, this is the fun part of the interview. Let me tell you about the time I…

Interviewer:
No, that’s ok! Stop. STOP.

Some network producers run in from the sides and tackle Lila, dragging her off-screen.
The show cuts immediately to a re-run of the Golden Girls.
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Want to learn more about Lila and her wicked ways? Please check out Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local bookseller through Indiebound.org

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Thank you so much for participating this year, GG. It’s always fun to have something fresh and unique. I’m really looking forward to reading Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress. And you live in Seattle? Go Seahawks!! 😀 Happy zOctober! ~ Toni

~About the Author~

GG Silverman

G.G. Silverman lives north of Seattle with her husband and dog, both of whom are ridiculously adorable. When she isn’t writing, she loves to explore the mossy woods and wind-swept coast of the Pacific Northwest, which provide moody inspiration for all her stories. She also enjoys bouts of inappropriate laughter, and hates wind chimes because they remind her of horror movies.

She holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and also completed the Writing for Children program at the University of Washington. She attended the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writer’s Workshop in 2011, and the Big Sur Spring 2012 Writer’s Workshop.

Ms. Silverman has won three short story awards, you can read about them at http://www.ggsilverman.com/short-stor…. She also served as a judge for the 2013 PNWA Literary Contest, for the short story category.

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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.
  • G.G. Silverman

    Thanks for hosting me Toni! zOctober has been really fun!

  • I enjoyed meeting clarissa

  • Jami Broveak

    It was amazeballs! I was snorting the entire way through 🙂

  • Laura Wilson-Farmer

    Clarissa was my fave!

  • Jenn

    After reading this, this book is on my to read list

  • Jeanine

    Lol, I loved it when Lila got dragged off stage!

  • Michelle Willms

    I liked all the characters and their interesting dynamics.