Andy Zach discusses My Undead Mother In Law

My mother-in-law’s a zombie. And she has anger-management issues.
My mother-in-law, Diane Newby, zombified by accident. She still volunteers at her church bake sales and cooks pot roast for her daughter and son-in-law, Ron Yardley. What ticks her off is when people don’t treat her like a normal human being—with glowing red eyes and super strength and speed. And if she doesn’t get her own way, look out. She explodes and leaves broken plaster and body parts in her wake. Nothing stops her: not brick walls, the federal government, or middle-aged spread.

But the world’s most powerful criminal plans to control zombies. His only problem with zombies is that they have way too much free will. He has a solution for that. But will it work with Diane Newby?

The world divides into pro-zombie and anti-zombie factions. Battles break out everywhere. Which side will you take? Who will live and who will die

Andy Zach was born Anastasius Zacharias, in Greece. His parents were both zombies. Growing up, he loved animals of all kinds. After moving to the United States as a child, in high school he won a science fair by bringing toads back from suspended animation. Before turning to fiction, Andy published his PhD thesis “Methods of Revivification for Various Species of the Kingdom Animalia” in the prestigious JAPM, Journal of Paranormal Medicine. Andy, in addition to being the foremost expert on paranormal animals, enjoys breeding phoenixes. He lives in Illinois with his five phoenixes.

NaNoWriMo Chat Room: Unofficial, but international…

Listeners of the Coffee Shop will know how much I admire writers and the work that they do. I’m not a writer myself, but I do understand that writing can be a rather isolating activity. It can be very difficult for writers to get out and meet other like-minded people. As such, I do what I can to help where I can.

Every year in November, writers from around the world pledge to dedicate the time to writing a novel, writing 50,000 words. When I was approached by my good friend, Judy L Mohr, a writer and freelance editor, I jumped at the chance to help out in anyway I could to make this November that much more special for the writers that embark on the NaNoWriMo journey.

As such, I’m proud to host a special NaNoWriMo chat room here on my site.

You don’t need any special account to login to the room. If you have any one of the following accounts, then you’re all good to go:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • ChatWing

The rules of the chat room are simple:

  1. No profanity.
  2. Play nice.
  3. Have fun.

I should stress that this is a chat room and not a forum. People come and go. Messages will be whizzing by and don’t hang around forever. And this is an unofficial NaNoWriMo chat, but it is international.

The Municipal Liaisons from different regions around the world have come together to make this event as special as possible for those participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. Currently, MLs from North Carolina, Australia and New Zealand are all taking part. The MLs will make themselves known when they login, so rest assured, there will always be someone around.

Scheduled VWrite-Ins are listed on the site, with calendars for different time zones.

Come on over and take a look at our chat room. Have fun 2016 NaNoWriMo participants. I hope you all succeed at your goals.

The best way to thank me is to listen to my show as I ask authors to share their writing tips and strategies. My show is available on iTunesSpreaker and many other places.