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The Romero Strain (author’s revised edition)

The Romero Strain (Author's Revised Edition) | TS Alan

The Romero Strain will get a re-release as The Romero Strain (Author’s Revised Edition) coming Spring 2018. Read below for all the details.


Being this was my first novel, and having been a new writer, there were a few issues with the draft my publisher accepted. The publisher told me that he would send a revised draft back that was absent of any grammatical and spelling errors, and with edit suggestions. For the most part I took to heart his edit suggestions and started removing parts he deemed not needed. At the time I never considered what he suggested was not necessarily correct...

The Romero Strain II: The Dead, the Damned, and the Darkness

The Romero Strain 2 | TS Alan | The Romer Strain II

Released November 17, 2017.

The Romero Strain II: The Dead, the Damned, and the Darkness
Available from Amazon in Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle edition.

The Romero Strain had swept across the globe, turning most of its inhabitants into the living dead. However, months after the zombie apocalypse, the living dead have become rotting corpses, and in the aftermath, two mutant species have risen—transmutes and half-mutes.

Transmutes were spawned from the infected whose DNA contained a mutated receptor gene left over from the days of the black plague, mostly those of Irish ethnicity...

The Romero Strain: Reader Questions Answered

Answers to readers questions about characters, subplots and more

In January 2014, my first novel was published as an eBook by Books of the Dead Press. Several months later it was released in paperback. As a celebration of the novel’s first anniversary, I would like to answer some of the questions from readers I have received over the last year in regard to it.

Question: Was the real David DiMinni you dedicated the novel to like the character in your book?

The real David DiMinni was one of my dearest friends. So the camaraderie between J.D. Nichols and David is genuine along with the essence of his personality. However, David’s character is for the most part fictionalized. David was never in a band and never spouted movie quotes...

The Romero Strain

UPDATE – January 11, 2017: The Romero Strain is currently out of print. A revised edition will be getting released this Spring. More information to follow in the next few weeks.

Released March 2, 2014 on Books of the Dead Press.

The Romero Strain

A group of New Yorkers survive a zombie outbreak by navigating the city’s utility and transportation tunnels, only to discover a terrifying threat below.


For J.D. Nichols and his dog Max the day started out like any other, with a walk along the streets of the Lower East Side. The morning was eventful––a day J.D. needed his skills as a paramedic and his extensive knowledge of New York’s underground to survivor a zombie outbreak.

After coming to the aid of a young girl, the pair flee to a nearby power facility and find themselves ch...