Ho, ho, ho-ley crap!
Thanksgiving and the Christmas season are upon us already!
Man, this year has flown by! It’s hard to believe that December is just a few days away.
I have been wanting to write a seasonal series of stories for a couple years now, but have never seemed to find the time.
Well, I chose to buckle down and use the spirit of NaNoWriMo this year and finally get to work!
I’ve known for a while the series title, North Pole Zombies, and the basic plot line:
Santa’s elves turn into zombies and Santa’s got to put them all down.
But in this past year, I really pinned down the story and it came to life in these past few frantic NaNoWriMo weeks.
And I got to say:
It’s freaking awesome.
It has been so much fun to write and to craft this story’s world and characters.
Oh man, the characters.
One of my favorite things about writing is when you fall in love with a character that you thought was just a supportive role, but turns out to be such an intregal part of the story.
I’m super excited about a character for Part 2 of the series, but I won’t dive too deep into him, because, you know, spoilers…
So, North Pole Zombies is being released this Black Friday. (You can pre-order it now, though.)
If I could describe it simply, it’s like a mix between DOOM, The Evil Dead, and those claymation Christmas specials that come on ABC Family, or whatever that channel is called nowadays. You know the one.
It’s funny, it’s heartwarming, it’s action-packed.
And mostly, it’s just fun.
It was refreshing to just be kind of silly and write this outlandish short story. To take a break from the bleakness of the world and just have fun with it.
The story follows Nicholas Klaus, the Bringer of Gifts, as he prepares for the Christmas season. After visiting “down South” he returns to the North Pole to find out a mysterious sickness has overcome the elf population. What follows throws Klaus back into a life he had long put behind him…
If you need something to read while you’re standing in line this Black Friday, or just want to read something fun to start getting into the Christmas spirit, check out North Pole Zombies!
Click the cover above and it will take you directly to the Amazon page.
Happy Holidays everyone,