Zombie Crawl 2- Six Of My Favorite Zombie Authors


Welcome to my stop of the Zombie Crawl. Today, I will be sharing with you six of my favorite authors who have written zombie themed books that I have loved reading. Please note that some of them have written books on other subject matter as well. There are also three giveaways listed in this post so make sure to read all the way to the end!!


Let's first begin with the definition of Zombie according to the Urban Dictionary.



The Walking Dead. Scientific name Homo Coprophagus Somnambulus. 

A deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to undeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. In its near-mindless state, it grasps no remains of emotion, personality, or sensation of pain. In rare cases, some of the reanimated have reflexively preformed routine activities from their past lives. 

The rotting bodies of the undead operate on a fraction of the level at which our bodies normally function. Circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems are unaffected by reanimation. Labored breathing, choking, and moaning are reflexive but no oxygen is carried through the blood. The nervous system functions primarily within the brain and brain stem. Sensory reception is minimal at best and seemingly unecessary in the pursuit of prey. The undead are incapable of fatigue and will persist at any cost. They will even crawl when their legs have been removed. Even if the head is removed from the body, it will continue to live. The only way to stop the reanimated is to destroy the brain. To prevent reanimation in the recently departed, decapitate the corpse and burn the body. 

The only observable action a zombie takes part in is killing living creatures, especially humans, and eating them. Many theories and speculations surround this disturbing behavior. One theory is based on the thought that reanimation is the result of a contagious infection or virus, and that the primal drive to feed will spread the disease to other host bodies. Research has shown that although the majority of zombie attacks result in fatal wounds, all corpses return to life soon after passing, regardless of cause of death. Another theory is that zombies eat the brains of the living to refuel the "un-life" giving chemical serotonin. Because digestive and circulatory systems are incapable of bringing these elements to the brain, this just cannot be true. The final speculation seems the most obvious, that the dead feed for sustenance to satiate their unnatural metabolism. But because the gut has no function in the undead, this is also false. One documented encounter claims that a zombie was unable to move due to the sheer mass of undigested flesh resting in its distended gut. The creature continued to eat even after it's gut had burst open. Studies regarding the nature of feeding have proven that zombies will try to eat when their stomachs and even jaws have been removed. One explanation offers that the walking dead are the incarnation of death itself, a mockery of life that uses the vessels of the living to carry out their dark intentions, they are the opposite of life and are driven to simply undo it.




Kathy Dinisi

I am a new suspense/horror indie author. I enjoy writing in my spare time and of course reading. I currently have my Associates degree in Health and Science and working on my second degree in Nursing.



PM Barnes

I'm a poet turned fiction writer, who also happens to be an avid reader and lover of the macabre. 

I own a ridiculously large library of horror films and think that the more obscure, the better.
When I'm not reading or writing something, I'm generally out in search of crazy adventures with my husband. Our favorite places are the ones with good people, good beer and good chances to commune with nature (see skinny dipping).

In life and in my work, I'm always trying to better understand the magical thing that is the human condition.



Donna Neville-Theiler 

Donna Neville-Theiler is the Author of My Devouring Love series. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. 




D Harrison Schleicher

Writing is something I've always wanted to do. Thanks to self publishing I've finally had the chance to make this dream come to reality. Gina, my wife-editor-typist has been my inspiration through all of this. Without her support I never would have gotten the first installment of my book series Dead Life out. Thanks baby. I have six children, three of which are still at home. My youngest son is the model for the cover of book one and between him and my second youngest daughter they share the responsibility of setting up and helping me monitor my Facebook page. My youngest daughter designed the cover of book one. Thanks guys.

David Schleicher, mild mannered night manager at a major metropolitan grocery store trying desperately to be writer man. Yes writer man. Able to craft stories with his bare hands. Anyway, I digress. I hope you like my books. Yes books, there will be more. I will try my best to have an installment of Dead Life out every two weeks. If not be patient, be understanding. This writing thing is a slow process but I shall overcome distraction, writers block, and fatigue (mostly distraction). Did I tell you how hot my wife is? 

Thank you for your time and support.



Rachel Higginson

Rachel Higginson is the author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series and much more!

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising four amazing kids.



J.Q. Davis
J.Q. Davis is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her husband, an active duty Marine, have no children but consider their pooches, Lucy and Bella, their daughters. 
When she was little girl, she aspired to become a writer. But then one day, she learned about zombies...and now she wants to be a zombie.





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OCTOBER 22 - Thursday

Band of Dystopian Authors & Fans (Party & Grand Prize Host)


Jo Michaels Blog (author)


Rissa Blakeley (author)



OCTOBER 23 - Friday


Claire C. Riley (author)


2 Girls & A Book (blog)


Emily Shore (author)



OCTOBER 24 - Saturday


Kathy Dinisi (author)


Us Girls & A Book (blog)


The Voluptuous Book Diva (blog 18+)



OCTOBER 25 - Sunday


Casey L. Bond (author)


THE KATY blog (blog)



OCTOBER 26 - Monday


Saul Tanpepper (author)


Warren Fielding (author)


The Leighgendarium (blog)



OCTOBER 27 - Tuesday


Kody Boye (author)


Rhiannon Frater (author)


ER Arroyo (author)


OCTOBER 28 - Wednesday


Allen Gamboa (author)


Armand Rosamilia (author)


Ethan @ One Guy's Guide to Good Reads (blog)



OCTOBER 29 - Thursday


Kate L. Mary (author)


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Eli Constant (author)



OCTOBER 30 - Friday


Aria Michaels (author)


Brian Parker (author)


Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps (blog)



OCTOBER 31 - Saturday


Cindy Carroll (author)


M. R. Pritchard (author)


Toni L.H. Boughton (author)


Digital Dirty Girl (blog)


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  1. Favorite Zombie Movie is Zombieland

  2. I haven't read any Zombie books yet.

  3. Favorite zombie move in Night of the Living Dead, b&w version. The movie that started it all.

    1. That is my favorite as well and I agree that it has to be the original.

  4. Thank you for chance to win The Becoming

  5. Favorite zombie read, wow, so many. If I am honest, it is Nerys Wheatley 25 Percent series.

  6. I actually have two favorite zombie reads. 1. Time of Death series by Shana Festa and 2. 25 percent series by Nerys Wheatley (The humor within the book is to die for).

    My Favorite movie as far as zombies go wow that is a really hard pick I am going to have to go with Dawn of the Dead only because I though the whole pregnancy scene in the mall was pretty awesome. Thank you for the chance.

    1. I will have to check out both of the series! The pregnancy scene was outstanding and they did an awesome job with the way the baby looked. Thanks for participating and good luck.

  7. I don't read zombie books. For movies, Shawn of the Dead is about the only one I've seen. Oh - I've seen most of Zombieland and liked that.

    I love the way you doctored your pics on this blog!

    1. I love Shawn of the Dead. My favorite scene is when Shawn and Ed are walking down the street and start their jig and the zombie in the background adds the sound effect. And thank you on the mention of the pics. I had so much fun turning the authors into zombies and they got a kick out of it.

  8. I don't read zombie books. For movies, Shawn of the Dead is about the only one I've seen. Oh - I've seen most of Zombieland and liked that.

    I love the way you doctored your pics on this blog!

  9. My favorite zombie read this year was Lone Survivor by Christian Jensen. It is a crazy Bigfoot zombie read.

  10. My favorite Zombie read is The Walking Dead graphic novels

  11. My favorite zombie movie is Dawn of the Dead ( remake)

  12. My favorite zombie read has been the "Broken World" series by Kate L. Mary, because that's the one that got me started on zombies in the first place. But now that I see all of your lovely pictures, I know I need to read your books too! After all, you obviously have insider information!

  13. I haven't really gotten into zombie movies yet. I guess I'm still a bit of a scared-y cat. But I've taken the plunge and watched some zombie stuff on tv.

    1. Nothing wrong with that. I have my moments when watching and or reading zombie related things!

  14. Great blog post, my fav zombie read is the Between Life and Death Series by Ann Christy, which I featured for my Zombie Crawl 2 blog post and am giving away the ebooks 1-3. So if you haven't read them, you totally should! :D

  15. Zombieland is the best zombie movie! Funny & full of frights, plus an amazing cast!

  16. My favorite zombie read is Red Hill by Jamie McGuire :) LOVED it!