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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in AS THE WORLD DIES

The recent racist rants on Twitter about the casting of Rue in The Hunger Games as a young black girl not only infuriated me, but also gave me pause about my own characters that are not traditionally "white."

People of many different races, ethnicity, languages and cultures fill my daily life. When I look out my front window, I see children of all colors walking past on their way home from school. When I open my door to hand out candy on Halloween, I see faces of varying hues smiling up at me. In my own extended family, there are various races and ethnic backgrounds. My own genetic background is comprised of bloodlines from Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and some native blood. Spanish, Italian, and English are spoken by different members of my family. My husband's own background is German and Irish and he has a great-great grandmother that was full-blooded Cherokee. Everywhere I look in my life, from my mirror, to my family, to my neighbors, to my community, there is a diversity that enriches my life. (My hubby and I lament that we only know English and vow to one day learn Spanish)

I am aware that my own multi-ethnic appearance affects how people regard me. I have been taken for a variety of ethnic groups (Gypsy, Spanish, Italian, dark Irish, Indian, Pakistani, Israeli, Turkish, Mexican, Arabic, etc..etc..)and I have been racially profiled after 9-11 more times than I care to think about. Despite my funky colored hair, I am often pegged as being an Arab. I already know that I will always be pulled out of line at the airport. Sometimes I have hostile reactions to the fact I can't speak the language of the culture I have been mistaken to be a part of and have encountered downright angry looks for being with my "white" husband. One Indian woman in our old neighborhood made a point of shaking her head at me whenever she saw me with my husband.

So I have encountered (to some degree)prejudice and also the joys of living in a multi-cultural society.

How could I not translate that reality into my fictional worlds?

 Yet, writing characters of varying ethnicity and race has opened my eyes to the reality of "white washing" in books and stereotypes that are very hard to shake. As I wrote in a previous post, my character of Jenni Blakely is half Mexican-American and half Irish-American. She speaks fluent Spanish and has no issue with her bi-ethnic background. It's just a part of who she is. Her appearance matches that of many Mexi-Irish people I have known with her dark hair and eyes, and pale skin.  Yet, when people suggest actresses to play her role, they often suggest actresses that are not even a part Latina.

At first I wondered about this, then I slowly realized that a lot of people do not live in the multi-cultural melting pot that I do.  Dark hair and eyes could translate into being "Latina" in their eyes.

Common recommendations for Jenni are:
Mira Kirshner
Summer Glau

My own personal pick is Oddette Annable, who is half Latina.


I do try to vividly describe my characters so that the reader can envision them close to how I see them on the movie screen in my head.  The two leading picks for Jenni do have the dark hair and pale skin, but usually not her dark eyes and her Latina background.  I've had a few readers send me emails asking why Jenni was speaking Spanish.  They had obviously missed where she tells Katie her mother was Mexican-American.

Another strange stereotype of Jenni, is a few people who are shocked by the idea of her being so young and beautiful. Though her beauty is touched on several times in the books and her background is that of an abused trophy wife, a few fans had pictured her being older, fatter, and dumpy.  One reader had added a narrative in their head that she had slowly grown beautiful over the course of the books.

But sometimes, no matter how hard I try to paint a vivid image of the character, a reader will default to the stereotype in their head.  And its not the reader's fault.  The media is very good at depicting certain ethnic groups in just one certain way and choose the same actors over and over again to fulfill that role.

For example, Lou Diamond Philips is not Mexican-American. He is of Native American/Irish and Filipino of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Hawaiian descent.  Yet if Hollywood needed a Mexican character in the late 80's and 90's, they usually cast Lou Diamond Philips.  He didn't know Spanish, so he had to learn to say his lines phonetically.  He was also called upon to play Native American roles, which did not cause a protest because he did have native blood.

Lou Diamond Philips became the face of Mexican-American males despite not sharing that heritage.  I have had a few people tell me they imagined a young version of the actor for my character of Juan De La Torre.


Robert Rodriguez
Juan De La Torre is described as a very tall, deeply tanned man in his late 20's with long curly dark hair and green eyes.  He speaks with a thick West Texan accent (he sounds like a good ol' boy), but is also fluent in Spanish.  Visually, in my head, he greatly resembled director Robert Rodriquez who have I have seen around Austin on a few occasions.  He is very striking (he's so tall!) and really freakin' good looking.

Yet, when I asked people who they would suggest for Juan De La Torre, an unusual number picked an actor who is nearly twenty years Juan's senior and not of Mexican-American descent, but actually Puerto Rican.

David Zayas

David Zayas is a great actor. I have enjoyed him immensely on one of my favorite TV shows Dexter.  Yet, he in no way resembles a construction worker in his late twenties with long tousled curls, green eyes, and a boyish grin.  When I pointed this out to a fan, his response that in his mind Juan was a tired, middle-aged man looking for love and found it in (SPOILER) Jenni's arms.

I pointed out the description of Juan in the book, but David Zayas was the only Latino male actor the reader knew so he had altered the story in his head to fit around his visual of David Zayas as Juan.


Lenore doesn't get white-washed, but she does get crammed into the
Amber Riley
negative stereotypes associated with black women.  She's been called "painfully ghetto", "an angry black woman", and "sassy and sexy."

From FIGHTING TO SURVIVE:

The two friends were complete opposites of each other: Lenore homely, chubby, a bit sloppy, and always grumpy while Ken was cute, fit, immaculately dressed and always in a good mood. 

Lenore basically believes that everyone in the world is pretty much stupid.  She's also a wallflower and doesn't say much, but when she does it is usually pretty funny and a delivered in a monotone.  I describe her as Eeyore to Ken's Tigger, and that sums up Lenore perfectly.  She is not an angry black woman.  And she is not helplessly ghetto (whatever that means) and she is not sassy and sexy.  One reader (and friend) told me she loved how Lenore was  always "snapping her fingers and being sassy." Lenore would rather break off her own fingers than snap them.

Gabourey Sidibe
On Goodreads, one reader was infuriated when Lenore's first assignment outside of the fort was joining the crew who went out to pick the last of the peaches from Ed's orchard.  The reader was incensed the the "angry black woman" was going to pick "peaches" for a white man.  Actually, Lenore's role outside the fort was clearly defined as that as a guard with a crossbow.  And she was freakin' awesome at her job.  And why was this person describing Lenore as angry?  Her barbed comments were not nearly as explosive as Jenni's angry tirades, or Peggy's, or Blanche Mann's.  In fact, Lenore is one of the calmest of all the characters.  While I was being accused of being insensitive, this reader had painted Lenore in stereotypes. Furthermore, even if she picked a peach, who cares?  The fort was multi-ethnic and multi-racial. Everyone is trying to survive.  If people of all colors are in an orchard salvaging peaches for food, does it matter who owned it before the zombies?

Fans often suggest Amber Riley of Glee for the role.  She's a lovely girl and a great actress, but she seems to have become the default "big black girl."  I saw Lenore more along the lines of Gabourey Sidibe. A few fans even suggested girls with a more bombshell look, sexy and sassy. When I pointed out to a fan that Lenore was a big girl, the reader said that was never mentioned. I pointed out a few scenes where Lenore's size encumbered her when trying to escape zombies.  Yet, Lenore was able to escape and was an asset to the fort. Her size didn't matter in the end.

Neville as Lenore
That is one of the reasons I really wanted to depict Lenore on the cover of UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2.  A friend of mine has a really cute daughter who is also a bit of an Eeyore at times who agreed to pose for Lenore. Neville is prettier and slimmer than Lenore, so she went without makeup and dressed as Lenore does in the book. Her mother took a slew of pictures and I found one that really captured Lenore perfectly.  I then sent the picture to Philip Rogers who was doing the cover artwork.  When I saw the first version of the cover, I loved it, but asked him to change two things. Ken had to have his spiky hair and Lenore needed to be a bigger girl.

Philip's final version of the cover perfectly captures Lenore.

I was very pleased with the picture and happy to have a representation of how I saw Lenore in my head.  Lenore is one of my favorite characters.

"Ken is white?" a shocked fan emailed me.

With a sigh, I realized that because Lenore was black the assumption by a few was that her best friend was also black though he is described as looking Latino.

Sadly, I have realized that until there is more diversity in visual entertainment like TV and film, people will be stuck with the stereotypes that have been fed to them.  This doesn't excuse the sometimes blatant racism of The Hunger Games fiasco, but it does cast some clarity as to why people sometimes overwrite the writer's depictions of their characters of color with their own translations.

This will not deter me from continuing to write diverse characters or attempting to portray them as something other than stereotypes.

So whenever someone asks me why I insist on clarifying the ethnicity/race of a character, my answer will be "Because the default is white and that is not realistic."

What are your thoughts, dear readers?


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Why is Rue Black?--Character Descriptions Vrs Reader Interpetation

(Note: This post contains spoilers for THE HUNGER GAMES)

When I read THE HUNGER GAMES last year, I was absolutely emotionally drained by the time I finished and could not wait to read the next two books in the series.  There were several scenes in the book that had my flipping pages as fast as I could, but one scene made me stop reading so I could weep.


It was the death of Rue.  The thought of this sweet little girl dying so horribly in the hunger games just ripped my heart out.  I had hoped that Katniss would find some way to save her, but Rue died a terribly sad death.  When I saw this scene in the movie, I cried again.  It matched my imagination almost perfectly. Amandla Stenberg as Rue was the essence of the character in appearance and aura.  Her sweet, delicate, innocent face just tugged at my heart strings the second I saw her.  Out of all the casting in the movie, I felt Rue's was the absolute best.

Just look at that beautiful sweet face...

I was completely floored when I became aware of the Twitterverse exploding with angry, racist comments about Rue.


My immediate thought was basically "WHAT THE FUCK? Are you fucking kidding me?"

I was floored.  I just couldn't wrap my mind around this comment and the many more like it.  (check out Hunger Games Tweets on Tumber by clicking here.)  

In the movie Rue is the epitome of sweetness, innocence and beauty.  And yes, she's black.  Though it can be argued there was some racial ambiguity in Katniss' description of long black hair, gray eyes, and olive skin (she sounds dark Irish to me), Rue was clearly described as having dark brown skin, dark eyes, and dark hair.  She's from a district where most of the inhabitants have dark brown skin, dark hair, and eyes and work in the fields.  This was obviously a nod to the slavery in the south much as the Latin names in the capitol are a nod to ancient Rome.

Yet, it appears many people were incensed over Rue being accurately portrayed in the movie by a young girl of black heritage.

Does Rue not being white suddenly make her death less powerful?

Of course not!

A fan film portrayed Rue as blond and blue eyed.
Maybe some of these disgruntled readers skipped over the character descriptions. Maybe they latched onto how Katniss was reminded of her little sister Primrose (who had blue eyes and blond hair) when she sees Rue.  It was Rue's small stature and innocence that reminded Katniss of her sister, but maybe the reader missed that point and painted Rue with Prim's description.

Or maybe they just assumed that every character in the book was white.

As a writer, I often feel the need to clarify the ethnicity or race of a character and make it CLEAR  in their descriptions.  The reason for this is because I slowly became aware of internal white-washing of characters by readers. While reading the forums of popular series, I stumbled across some arguments over certain characters appearances. Did so and so's dark brown skin and curly hair mean they were black?  Did their pale skin, straight black hair and slightly tilted eyes mean they were Asian?  I was bothered by some posters who said if one particular male character was black, they no longer were interested in the series.  I was also just as bothered by characters who were supposedly people of color or an ethnicity other than Anglo-Saxon, that were painted with the worst of stereotypes.  It was just as worrisome when authors went out of their way not to state the race of a character and ended up describing people in very offensive manners. I remember one woman in a novel being described as having a big round face, always smiling, and wearing cornrows in her hair. She also talked like she was a slave in Gone With The Wind.


"Why do you always mention if someone is black or Hispanic?" I've been asked on more than one occasion by editors and copyeditors.

My answer. "Because a lot of times readers assume everyone is white."

 I live in a world with people of many different cultures, religions, races and ethnicity and it is only natural that the worlds I write about be just as diverse.

In the light of the Rue controversy, I feel strongly that I have been doing the right thing by stating specifically the race and ethnicity of my various characters.

The only character in my books that is continuously "white-washed" is Jenni Blakely from AS THE WORLD DIES.  She is half Mexican, half Irish.  She speaks fluent Spanish and never "hides" her background.  Jenni looks a lot like many of the Mexi-Irish people I have known in my life.  Pale skin, dark eyes, dark hair. Jenni is a complicated character, but the one spot in her life where she has no conflicts is her heritage.


Yet, dream-casting for Jenni consistently has people choosing actresses that aren't half Latina like Jenni. They concentrate on the Irish part of her heritage and suggest people like Summer Glau.  As I have stated before, I am certain that there is a part Latina actress in Hollywood that would play Jenni to perfection. The producer of the potential TV show and I are agreed on this.  Jenni will not be whitewashed.

But this makes me wonder...

Will someone go on Twitter and wonder why their beloved Jenni is suddenly speaking Spanish?


(Note:  I will follow up this post with another about Characters vrs Stereotypes this week)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Winners of the UNTOLD TALES Giveaway!!

A big thank you to everyone who entered!

Vampire fans get ready for a new giveaway very soon!!
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Blood, Sweat and Zombies!!!--Untold Tales Blog Tour Final Day

Today is the final stop of the UNTOLD TALES Blog Tour.  It seems amazing that we're already at the end.  It has been incredibly fun discussing the AS THE WORLD DIES universe, zombies, horror, and, my writing career.  



Today we finish the Untold Tales Blog Tour with an interview at Blood, Sweat, and Books were I chatted with Kristen about the books and the original trilogy.

Read our interview here.


Yesterday, Kristen from Blood, Sweat and Books reviewed both UNTOLD TALES Volumes and wrote reviews. You can read them here 

And thank you very, very much to all the bloggers and writers who participated in this blog tour!  It has been AWESOME!
Buy Your Own Copies of THE UNTOLD TALES:
You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.




Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 


Thank you so much for a great tour!
The next tour will be for SIEGE: AS THE WORLD DIES BOOK THREE starting April 16th.



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Discussing Ken & Lenore, the Tigger and Eeyore of AS THE WORLD DIES with Kody Boye-Untold Tour Day 13


Today's stop on the UNTOLD TALES blog tour is at the website of fellow author, Kody Boye.  I've known Kody for a very long time and he has been a massive supporter of my career since the publication of the original self-published version of THE FIRST DAYS in 2008.  He is a young, brilliant upcoming name in fiction, and I firmly believe he has a great writing career ahead of him.

Kody Boye is also an openly out of the closet gay young man and my own "gay boyfriend."  Yes, he has heard those nefarious words, "Bitch, I'm having a bad day. Get in the car. We're going shopping!"  That being said, he has been a loyal and wonderful friend to me and my husband through the years and we consider him part of the family.

Therefore, who best to discuss the very popular Ken and Lenore and their funny, fabulous friendship in the AS THE WORLD DIES trilogy and their own untold tale in VOLUME 2?

Click here to see my discussion with Kody Boye about the Tigger and Eeyore of the AS THE WORLD DIES universe.


Buy Your Own Copies of THE UNTOLD TALES:
You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.




Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 


Tomorrow our final blog stop is at





Friday, March 23, 2012

Once Upon A Time...In the Zombie Wasteland--Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 12



Once Upon A Time

On today's tour stop, I list some of my must-read zombie novel recommendations at Once Upon a Time.  It's always rough to compile a list like this because there are so many books in the genre that are great reads that I haven't read yet.  The fact that they aren't on my list doesn't mean I don't like books such as ROT & RUIN by Jonathan Maberry or THE BECOMING by Jessica Meigs, it just means I haven't read them yet.


People assume that because I write about zombies that I must read zombie novels all the time.  Actually, the opposite is true. I tend not to read in the genre I am writing. If I'm writing about zombies, I read anything but zombie stories.  If I'm writing about vampires, that is usually when I'm reading zombie stuff.


Since the AS THE WORLD DIES universe has consumed much of my writing life in the last few years, I haven't had a chance to tear in and chew (hehehe) all the bloody, gory goodness of the latest zombie releases.


Check out my zombie book recommendations, then add some of your own in the comments!  I'll be writing about vampires soon (PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS here I come) and need some good zombie reads.
Buy your copy of AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2
You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.


 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 

Tomorrow our blog stop is at








Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reading in Winter Reads About Zombies!--Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 11




This is my first official blog tour and it has been a ton of fun.  Not only am I getting a chance to talk about the things I love (writing, zombies, my books), I'm also getting a chance to meet new bloggers and discover new blogs to add to my daily reading.  


I am a voracious reader. I absolutely love to find new books that I've never heard about before. Blogs that review the latest releases have been a great way to uncover new books and authors. Whenever I find a new blog, I always read their review of THE HUNGER GAMES or another book that is similar.  If they agree with my assessment of the book, I knew they're a reviewer that shares my tastes. Reading in Winter has definitely been added to the blogs I will be haunting in hopes of finding great new reads.  


Today Kristilyn is reviewing the Untold Tales. Click here to read!




Buy your copy of AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2
You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.



 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 

Tomorrow our blog stop is at




Once Upon A Time

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Explore Love & Zombies at Chapter by Chapter- Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 10!!



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One of the interesting parts of going on a blog tour is writing guests posts for the hosting blogs.  Mary Ann at Chapter by Chapter is new to the AS THE WORLD DIES universe, and I'm so excited she offered to host a day of the blog tour.  I offer each blog host a choice of reviewing the books, having me write a guest blog, or interviewing me.  Mary Ann asked for a guest blog post and recommended that I write about love during the zombocalypse.

I thought this was a GREAT idea.

In my heart of hearts, I consider the soul of the AS THE WORLD DIES zombie trilogy to be the close friendship between Jenni and Katie.  I love how the two women form a deep bond in the first hours of the zombie rising and how they support each other through the good, bad, and horrible times that follow.

Read about how I handled love (in all its various forms) over at Chapter by Chapter by clicking here.




Buy your copy of AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2
You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.



 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Uncovering New Fans at Boekie's - Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 9




One of the fun things I have discovered about blog tours is that you get to meet new people and discover new blogs.  When I sent the call out for blogs to host this tour, the response was pretty overwhelming.  I was really excited that I had to extend the tour.  I was also thrilled that several bloggers who had yet to read my work decided to host.

Boekie's is one of the blogs that had yet to dive into the worlds I have created.  I love the fact that they specialize in YA and Women's Lit.  I was more than happy to send both volumes of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES to Boekie's for review.


I love the fact that the UNTOLD TALES stand on their own and that they draw the reader into the ATWD world.

My favorite line:  I'm definitely going to go back and read Frater's trilogy! 



  
WHERE TO BUY THE UNTOLD TALES

You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.



 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 


Tomorrow's blog tour stop is at Chapter by Chapter! My guest post will be about Love in the Zombocalypse!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 8--RELEASE DAY!!!!


Today is the big day!!! RELEASE DAY!!!


I'm so excited that AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2 is officially available for purchase at most online retailers in both ebook and paperback.

Christy at Love of Books has an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the second volume in the UNTOLD TALES for your reading pleasure.  The excerpt is from the short story Terrible Moment and is the untold tale of the "unknowns."  In other words, the people in the backdrop of the story that never take center stage.

THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country. FIGHTING TO SURVIVE: AS THE WORLD DIES continued their story as the two women joined the members of the makeshift fort in Ashley Oaks in the fight for survival against not only zombies, but the evil designs of bandits. 
But theirs is not the only tale to be told. 
In the second volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead. 
In a nearby town Ken and Lenore have started their regular routine at Ken’s Beauty Salon. A terrible accident brings the undead plague to their front door and soon the best friends are scrambling to escape their overrun town… 
Katarina is just finishing her shift at a roadside cafĂ© when a badly injured man stumbles through the front door. She quickly realizes that to survive she must learn to kill… 
And finally, a trapped family must face the fearsome truth that sometimes zombies are not the worst monster they have to fear as the world dies… 

I know a lot of fans have been anxiously looking forward to reading about Ken and Lenore in the first days and the complete story is featured in UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2.

You have several options for purchase:
To buy the paperback at amazon.com, click here.
To buy the Kindle at amazon.com, click here.
To purchase other ebook formats, click here.
To purchase an autographed copy from me, click here.

Once again, thank you so much for your support!

Note: It may take longer for the books to be listed at Barnes and Noble.



 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 

If you want to pre-order an autographed copy, click here


Tomorrow's blog tour stop is at Boekie's Book Review!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Women in Horror -- Untold Tales Blog Tour Day Seven!



Today's UNTOLD TALES Blog Tour stop is over at Blook Girl.  Katie asked me to write a guest post on a very interesting subject: the role of women in horror.  Since I am a fan of the female protagonist in genre, I jumped at the idea.

As I was growing up, I saw my fair share of horror movies.  Some of them dated back to the black and white films of the 30's and 40's, the Hammer films of the 60's and 70's, and a good chunk of slasher films from the 80's.  It was very clear to me growing up that the role of a woman for a good chunk of those movies was to be the fleeing girl running away from the monster.

So that is what my guest post is about and how the role of women in the horror genre has evolved.

I hope you enjoy it!  

To read my guest blog post, click here.

 
Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 

If you want to pre-order an autographed copy, click here


Tomorrow's blog tour stop is at Love of Books.  Read an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES VOLUME 2!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book Loving Mom LOVES Zombies!--Untold Tales Blog Tour Day 6


Today's post is a fun one.  Amy aka Book Loving Mom, asked me to write about what someone should do during the zombie apocalypse.  Weirdly, I had to really think about this one a tad more than I thought I would have to. I ended up using the actions of my characters in the Untold Tales for guidance.  I had never thought about actually writing out a guideline for survival, so this was fun!


Read my blog post here.


Please add your advice in the comment section of her blog and let me know if you agree or disagree!


Also, Amy has read Untold Tales Volume 1 and 2 and reviewd them on her site. 
  • Review of ATWD Untold Tales Volume 1 is here.
  • Review of ATWD Untold Tales Volume 2 is here.



Other stops on the tour so far!

Make sure you enter the giveaway  to win both Untold Tales books! 

If you want to pre-order an autographed copy, click here


Tomorrow's blog tour stop is at Blook Girl where I will be talking about women in horror!