After barely escaping the sinking cruise ship they’d found adrift in the gulf of Mexico, Steve Wendell and the remains of his group enter Galveston and Texas City to find them burned and abandoned by the living, but not by the dead. The shores are swarming with them. When their boat is holed by debris, they search for another and come across a group of survivors who’ve taken refuge on a deactivated battleship. Agreeing to help these people get to safety in exchange for use of their boats, they soon find that except for one of this new group, they are an albatross around their neck.
As they make their way through a landscape full of the dead who want to kill and eat them, and the living who want to kill and rob them, they find it’s a continual battle of survival. When they discover their way is blocked by a huge mob of the dead, they take refuge in the last place they could have ever imagined.
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Horror is actually easier than the other genres I write in since it’s pure imagination. There is of course some fact checking on certain people, places and things I include in my books, but it’s not like writing about more in depth subjects such as the Gaza strip.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t quit. I have every rejection letter ever sent me hanging on the walls of my office. They only motivate me to do better and better. Join every free promotion site out there and keep your information updated. There are author sites where others can read your work and give you feedback on what to improve.
Jon Schafer (One of the top 100 horror authors on Amazon) is an artist, a writer and used to design amusement parks, casinos and family entertainment centers as well as owning his own architectural design firm.
He loves to write and has traveled around the world so he uses a lot of his life’s experience in the background of his books.
He served in the Marine Corps and, while he would never do it again in a million years, cherishes every minute and memory of that time.
His first book, Dead Air, is number one of a four book Zombie apocalypse series, with book two, Dead Calm, and book three, Dead Weight also on sale. Dead Air, the final book of The Dead Series, is in production and will be out soon. His other book, Immigrant Song, takes a hard look at illegal immigration but with a twist. All his books are Indie written, edited, promoted and produced.
He is a Master Diver and Dive Master through PADI, so to be near some of the best diving in the world he currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
When you finish one of his books, please rate and review it. He relies on his readers to tell him how they liked his work and doesn’t have family and friends flesh out his reviews.
After receiving numerous rejections from the mainstream publishing companies, an agent suggested I self-publish and switch from writing about serious subjects such as illegal immigration and the Gaza strip to horror instead. He assured me that this genre would at the very least get my name established. I have always loved the zombie moves put out by George Romero, so I decided to go in that direction. What started out as one book quickly evolved into a four book series though, and now Dead Weight, the third book in The Dead Series, is out. Dead End, the final book, is in production.