Fresh fiction by R. L. Blalock

In 2008, R. L. Blalock first watched the remake of Dawn of the Dead and fell in love with the genre.

A writer Born and raised in Sacramento, California, R. L. Blalock now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her loving husband, precocious three-year-old daughter, two dogs, and a bird.

We asked her a few question, Notch asked the last one.


What made you sit down and write a book about zombies?
When I was in nursing school I’d spend my time between classes thinking about what I would do in the zombie apocalypse. As time went on, I started to imagine specific scenes and events. And eventually, the scenes became a story. From there Death & Decay spiraled into its own world.

What makes your stories different from a lot of the other zombie stuff?

My story is different from other zombie stories because the characters are mostly average people. They aren’t prepared to survive an apocalypse. They don’t have combat skills. They aren’t prepared. They have to learn and adapt quickly to survive. And they make mistakes that cost themselves or others their lives.

Sooo, Notch wants to know…Why don’t you have a cat?

My husband asks me the same thing. I don’t dislike cats. In fact, even my dogs like cats (my pit bull mix, Dixie, used to follow my roommate’s cat around and cried when he wanted nothing to do with her). But we have a green cheeked conure named Pazuzu and I’m afraid the cat would try to hurt her. I know some cats can get along well with birds, but I wouldn’t know what to do if they didn’t.

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