Happy Holidays

However you celebrate, may your holiday season be joyful and fulfilling.

Now then, on to the mayhem.

Night Zero 2 has an official name: Night Zero: Second Day. It currently stands at 107,000 words and might need another 10,000 or so before I get into the editing phase, but it’s just about done and I can’t wait for everyone to read it. Let me be clear, when I started The Chosen Cycle and the story of the Richards’ girls, I had a clear idea in mind for something spanning more than one volume.  That was never the case with Night Zero, not at first.

Writing the story took a lot of patience and research. It was supposed to be a one-off zombie romp, my personal take on the undead apocalypse. But something happened while writing it. I discovered the become still have minds. They have their own plans and their own perceptions of their reality. They aren’t dead. They are something new. Night Zero ended with a declaration of martial law and with characters strung out across 3 days and as many states. Second Day picks up those character strands–and adds a few new stories–as these people we’ve come to care about try to save themselves and their families. Everything will be brought together chronologically in order to drive the story forward.

If it’s something the CDC cooked up, maybe there’s a chance to develop an anti-virus.

Survive or become.

Take a look at the cover below, and let me know what you think.

Into Darkness is on schedule for its January 7th release. I had a blast writing it, and hope you enjoy reading it.

Ascendancy  is still on track as well, and I hope to have more news about it the next time I post.

Once again, thank you one and all for your continued support. I wish you all the best of the season, and will post a new update after the turn of the calendar.

Rob Horner.NZ2 proof P-back

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