Note: I think I usually get too cutesy-clever for my own good with the headlines for my posts, so I decided to be as blunt as possible today. Slowly but surely I think I'm getting the hang of this crazy "marketing" thing....
A few months ago, I did some hinting around about various irons in my writer-fire. Well, one's finally nice and hot and ready to burn my name into the hogtied, bellowing heifer known as the book world. (Gosh, it's easy to take this "irons in the fire" metaphor too far.) It's called Cadaver in Chief and it's a horror-mystery-satire that's jam-packed with political shenanigans and flesh-munching maniacs and other zeitgeisty whatnot. To misquote Jimi Hendrix -- 'scuse me while I pitch this guy.
The dead have risen from their graves, and society hangs by a thread. But America's political parties aren't going to let a little thing like the zombie apocalypse get in the way of a presidential election. There are nasty whispers about the incumbent, though, and they have nothing to do with where he was born.
The rumor: He's dead.
Could a zombie be running for President? It's up to ace Washington Tribune reporter Jan Woods to find out. Cadaver in Chief follows Woods on her search for the truth...a search that puts her up against the most dangerous ghouls in Washington. Oh, and zombies, too.
End of pitch.
Some of you are probably saying, "Sounds like fun!" Some of you are probably saying, "But I want historical mysteries about Sherlock Holmes-loving cowboys!" And some of you are probably saying, "Honey, where's the mustard?" because you got bored with all this and wandered off to make yourself a sandwich. Allow me to address the second "some of you" for a moment.
Be patient, my friends. Big Red and Old Red will ride again. And do you know what'll get them back in the saddle faster? If Cadaver in Chief does very, very well. Should that happen, I'll have the freedom to write whatever I want. And you know and I know what the next iron I pull from the fire ought to be, right...?