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Whispers of the Apoc: Tales From the Zombie Apocalypse

Whispers of the Apoc | From Dead to Dust | TS Alan

Whispers of the Apoc: Tales From the Zombie Apocalypse (Volume 1)

No one knew how it started.

The world that took thousands of years to build, fell in just a few weeks. These are the stories of those who were strong enough, or lucky enough, or crazy enough to survive.

Some simply survived.

About TS Alan’s story:

“From Dead to Dust”

In my novelThe Romero Strain, J.D. Nichols never discovered what happened to the seven 69th Infantry Regiment armory soldiers sent to the roof by their base commander Colonel Harland Travers. The mystery of their whereabouts was also not addressed in the sequel, The Romero Strain: The Dead, the Damned, and the Darkness.

Tannhauser Press was kind enough to include it in their anthology. In this stand alone short story — before J.D...

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...

Devolution Z September 2016: The Horror Magazine

Devolution Z September 2016

Very happy to have another short story published in this magazine with a revenge from the grave tale.

“The Other Self”: In 1975, independent contract killer Roberto Umberto and his pregnant wife get murdered in their Brooklyn home. With his last dying breath he swears revenge on everyone involved. Ten years later, Roberto Umberto returns from the dead to keep his promise in a bloody rampage that takes him from Manhattan to Long Island.

Snippet:

Roberto quickly reloaded as two more Gallinari henchman came out the front door. He dropped them before they could get a clear shot and then entered the house, heading to the dinning room. Two more charged at him, having come from the way of the dinning room, firing as they did...

What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

Lit Select’s What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

15 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Tales

I wrote “To Serve and Protect” a few years back, but could not find a magazine or an anthology that would accept it. It wasn’t a reflection on my writing, rather a reflection on the story’s length. The word count on “To Serve and Protect” is short of being a true short story, so all my publishing queries came back as does not meet the publisher’s requirement.

Last month I was searching open submission calls for shorts, when I came upon Lit Select’s call for an upcoming anthology entitled What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1) As I read the submission word minimum, I once again saw I was short on the word count...

Devolution Z April 2016: The Horror Magazine

Devolution Z Horror Magazine, April 2016

Happy to be apart of this issue with my short story entitled “Deadland.” A Native American tale based on the Ojibwe legend of the Wendigo.

“Deadland”: In 1867 Montana, a bigoted deputy marshal reluctantly enlists the aid of a renegade Native American as a guide to a remote mining camp suffering a cholera outbreak, only to discover the dead have risen.

Available from in print edition or digital edition: Devolution Z April 2016: The Horror Magazine (Volume 9)

SHORT STORIES
“Disorder in the Court” by Chance Barton & Cordelia Vandenburg
“A Song of Crickets” by Simon McHardy
“Mind the Gap” by Ronald Hayes
“Another Shitty Day in the Apocalypse” by John Teel
“Nocturne” by Richard Mark Ankers
“Plight of the Valkyrie” by Daniel Soule
...

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.

Synopsis

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...

The Romero Strain Cover Artwork

The Romero Strain Cover

This is the cover to my upcoming novel The Romero Strain published by Books of the Dead Press.