Pulp fiction is an acquired taste, I tell the readers looking at the books on my table. Some love it and others don’t. But I am grateful to Airship 27 for publishing my first book, The Apocalypse Sucks. They gave me a chance and I am forever grateful. The book is a story about friendship and survival in a world gone mad. But then, the Apocalypse probably would suck.
Sandra and Molly were unlikely sisters – not sisters in the biological sense, but in the sense they were family and would die for each other. Hopefully they wouldn’t have to. But it was a brave new world with strange creatures, not enough food, no stocked shopping malls, and men were at a minimum. Humanity, however, was still the same with all the old fears of others that don’t look or act like them. Some things don’t change. When the virus struck, many people died. Those who survived, were changed forever. A few never got sick, but they were not as lucky as they thought. They still had to survive.
The book has a myriad of characters all with the same goal – survival. But humanity needs to not only survive, they need to thrive and they will if they learn to live together. I love dark humor and made fun of the “end of the world” dystopian stories that are always out there. But The Apocalypse Sucks has another twist, it is not just silly, it holds a mirror up to all of us and our fears, love and need for survival.
I hope you like reading it as much as I loved writing it. Airship 27 Productions was kind enough to give a rookie author a chance and assigned two very talented artists to illustrate it. Andy Fish developed the color cover and Zachary Brunner the six inside black and white illustrations. The publisher always pairs the artists with the author and a piece of literature is born; literature of the pulp fiction type.
Then they went one step further, The Apocalypse Sucks is now available in audio format from Amazon. Check it out. You can have someone else read to you as you multitask, or read it curled up with a cup of hot chocolate in paperback or Kindle format. Let me know if you like it, even if you are not a fan of pulp fiction. I’d love to hear from you.