Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guest blog: Life After the Undead Pembroke Sinclair

A major concern when the zombie apocalypse starts, aside from the fact that the dead have risen from the grave, is food.  It may not be the number 1 concern, but it will probably be in the top 3, right after weapons and water.  Food is an important part of our daily lives.  We need it to live and to give us energy to outrun the massive hordes of undead.  It will be a concern.

With the vast amounts of preservatives and chemicals in our prepackaged products, you can guarantee that there will be plenty of stuff to gorge on for years to come.  While canned goods will be plentiful and a good source of fuel for fighting the zombies, don’t limit yourself to the drudgery and boredom of what you find in a can.  You can find pastas and meats that will last for years that don’t require water to cook.  (You’ll want to be careful with your water, especially if it hasn’t been bottled or sanitized.)  There are plenty of other prepackaged goodies that can make mealtimes adventurous, especially in those first few years before you establish a home base.  Remember, bottled spices take a very long time to go bad, so add them liberally to whatever concoction you come up with. 

You will have to worry about fat and sodium intake with canned and processed foods, but try to counter the intake of these with some daily exercise.  This shouldn’t be too hard if you’re on the move and constantly running away or fighting the undead.  Again, after you establish your home base, you can counter these effects by eating foods that are good for you.  I wouldn’t worry about this for a while, though.  The first and most important thing is to survive the first few years after the zombie uprising.

Your body will miss fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat.  Until you have a chance to establish a permanent, safe, protected new home, you can supplement the missed nutrients with vitamins, which I recommend you take daily.  Again, you can worry about counteracting the negative effects of canned/prepackaged foods after you survive the first few zombie years and establish a new home where you can grow your own food.  Bottled/canned juices and veggies will help, too. 

Don’t underestimate the importance of energy during the zombie crisis, and don’t be afraid to horde food.  I also recommend stocking up on ziplock baggies.  That way, you can dump the contents of cans into the bags to make them lighter and easier to carry.  Just make sure they are safe so they don’t get punctured.  Stay safe and keep up your energy.  Trust me, you’ll need it!

Life After the Undead
Pembroke Sinclair

Genre:  YA Horror
Publisher:  eTreasures Publishing

ISBN:  ISBN-10: 1937809013
ISBN-13: 978-1937809010

Number of pages:  356

Cover Artist:  Jerrod Brown

Book Trailer:

Book Description: 

The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors.

The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east.

Capable but naïve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.

About the Author

Pembroke Sinclair has had several short stories published.  Her story, “Sohei,” was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine.  She has novellas and a short story collection available from Musa Publishing and eTreasures Publishing.  Her two novels, Coming from Nowhere (adult, sci fi) and Life After the Undead (YA, horror), are available from eTreasures Publishing, as well as Death to the Undead (YA, sequel to Life After the Undead), which is forthcoming.  Life After the Undead was a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in the YA category and the cover art category.

As Jessica Robinson, from March 2008 to January 2011, she wrote scientific articles for Western Farmer-Stockman.  Her nonfiction book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, is available from Scarecrow Publishing (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).

Jessica/Pembroke received her Master’s in English, and she is a freelance content editor for Musa Publishing, as well as a former content and line editor for eTreasures Publishing.!/pembroke.sinclair

1 comment:

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Thank you so much for having me!