The Romero Strain (Author’s Edition)

The Romero Strain (Author’s Edition)

The Romero Strain (Book I) has been given a re-release as The Romero Strain (Author’s Edition), including a previously unpublished chapter. Out now in paperback and eBook. Read below for all the details.


For me, getting creative story ideas from mind to paper isn’t hard. The difficult part is stringing the words together to make logical sentences that are entertaining — then having my editor tell me to go back and rewrite it so it makes sense.

I revised this novel because at the time I did not have an editor. The final corrections were to be done by my publisher. They were not. Eventually, the rights to The Romero Strain reverted back to me. I felt my fans deserved a better book.

I want to acknowledge my associated writers at Books of the Dead Press: Julie Hutchings, Bracken MacLeod, Mark Matthews, James Michael, Weston Kincade, Justin Robinson, and John F.D. Taff.

For without their encouragement and support through the early process, this new edition would not have come to fruition. Thank you all.

With this author’s revised edition there is also a new cover with artwork by renowned comic artist John Becaro.

The Romero Strain (Author’s Edition) was released: September 24, 2018 (eBook) / October 31, 2018 (paperback)

A Page Turner… If you like zombie books… good zombie books… give The Romero Strain a go.”
~ John F.D. Taff, horror author

“This is a ripping, rollicking zombie novel that does wonders for its genre, written by a zombie aficionado who could not provide anything less. Reads like an engaging movie script, with action and bold characters. It takes guts to write a novel in this market, where only the strongest works will survive. This is one of them. Like any good zombie story, it pays homage to the genre, but adds twists all its own.”
~ Mark Matthews, horror author

The Romero Strain (Author's Revised Edition) | TS Alan
Completed Book Cover. Art by John Becaro & design by TS Alan

The Romero Strain (Author’s Edition)
revised and updated, including a previously unpublished chapter.

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 chased into the city’s underground by a zombie horde. Along their subterranean journey, they gather survivors while traveling to Grand Central Terminal, where J.D. believes help will be found. Their hopes quickly end when they discover Grand Central overrun with the undead.

J.D., bitten, knows he has limited time as he struggles to find a safe haven for his companions. In their search they stumble upon an enigmatic scientist who divulges a most ominous secret that forces J.D. to confront an adversary born from a lab deep below.

The Romero Strain (Author's Revised Edition) | TS Alan
To the right is John Becaro’s original artwork. To the left is the back cover with modifications. of the original.