I GOT A ROYALTY CHECK! I was so excited this week when the mail arrived with a small royalty check for The Apocalypse Sucks, I celebrated with a deposit in the bank! (I gotta get a life) It’s not the money, but the fact that someone out there bought my book from Amazon. I’ve sold some at book signings and workshops, but that was my first royalty check from Airship 27.
Just in case you haven’t read it (and if you have, please leave me a review on Amazon) it is a great little story about friendship – no, it is a dark comedy about life after a virus takes out most of humanity. But, even though it is about survival, it is also about doing anything you can for those you love. It is a story about the unconquerable human spirit and the will to live, even if you wake up looking like a bat after surviving a very high fever. A comedy you say? The two main characters, Sandra and Molly would die for each other, if they don’t kill each other first. They were not friends before they were left to survive in a world gone mad, but life has changed.
The book started out as a short story about what women would do after an apocalypse – would they still go shopping when they needed a good bra and lip gloss? What would you do? Bras don’t last forever you know. Then it grew into a whole new world of characters and their battle to live together.
I’ve talked before about the fabulous art work that my publisher, Airship 27, commissioned for the pulp fiction book. Andy Fish and Zach Brunner did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life with their illustrations. Andy painted the color cover and Zach created six inside black and white illustrations to go with each story.
Check out The Apocalypse Sucks and let me know what you think. If you survived an illness when almost everyone you ever loved died, what would you do? Would your sense of humor survive along with you and would you battle alien creatures for a good bra?