Regan Grier, assumed dead, faces a city of walking corpses in which she struggles to find her brother. Her hopeless efforts meet some unsolicited help after two years.
Enter Captain Alisia Terone. Intent on rescuing Regan from the city, she stumbles on an unforeseen hazard: Regan’s love.
Regan’s problems intertwine with Alisia’s as they hunt the source of the technologically driven zombies, and cope with Regan’s love for the inconveniently straight Captain.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I’d been interested in the notion of book trailers, but many didn’t really ‘grab me’. My ideal trailer would end up more like a movie trailer, and I just don’t have the budget for it, so I had written the idea off. I took a new view on it when I was looking at my website, and was a bit bored of it. It dawned on me that a video of my talking about my books might infuse a little life. My ‘best sales’ are usually done in person, where I can yammer on about the book. If nothing else, videos could add a bit of the personal touch. Much more inviting than staring at a static page of text…. which is ironic, as I’m trying to get static pages of text into people’s hands, but the hundreds of pages..
Since my first book was rooted in my art, I had those images to insert as well, to illustrate some points. I also have a large collection of music I’d made way back when, and I used that a little as well.
Overall, the experience was a blast, even if the vids aren’t of great quality in the end. Whether it was a good idea to do, or if book trailers in general are a good idea…? Well, I don’t know yet. We’ll see!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There was a time when I became bored with the art I had been drawing, and I set out to turn up the level of detail. I ended up with 2 characters showing up in my art over and over again. The pictures hinted at a story, so I had to make them a world, a goal, a challenge. It really felt like the characters were directing me.
Born in 1976, he has lived all over Canada, but has called the Meadow-Ridge area of BC his home since 1992. While cycling to his job as a computer technician, he got into a fight with a car in 2001. The car won, and Joseph became a T5/6 paraplegic. This has not hampered his chances at winning the superbowl, as he’s been a self-declared nerd for as long as he can remember.
Since his injury, he has focused on his writing and a little on his art, much of which is related to his fiction and can be found at www.ozero.ca. In May, 2007 he became proud father of Caitlin, followed in 2011 a son, Lachlan.
He awaits the day that stemcells or super awesome telekinetic flight powers will allow him to unfurl his black trenchcoats yet again.