I’m happy to have on my blog today versatile writer Pembroke Sinclair. She writes an eclectic mix of stories ranging from western to science fiction to fantasy. Just look at all the various places where her stories have been published: including Static Movement, chuckhawks.com, The Cynic Online Magazine, Sonar 4 Publications, Golden Visions Magazine, and Residential Aliens. Her first novel, Coming from Nowhere, is now available at eTreasures Publishing and Amazon.com. Her story, Sohei, was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine. If you would like to contact Pembroke, she can be reached at pembrokesinclair @ hotmail.com or pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com.
Today, Pembroke is going to tell us about her paranormal novel, Life After the Undead. If you love blood and gore, you will relish this story. Here is a little taste for you.
The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors. The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east. Capable but naïve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.
I tried to insert and also type in the link to Pembroke’s trailer. But since I can’t get it to work, I will put it in my email announcement.
I’m sure many of you are into Social Networking. Here is Pembroke’s account of how she got into social Networking.
I fought marketing on the Internet for a long time. When it became apparent I wouldn’t sell any books without a presence, I started a MySpace page. After that, a friend of mine told me I should get into blogging. I didn’t think I’d have enough time, but I thought I’d give it a go.
My intention was to only do it a couple times a week, but I found myself doing it every day (except for the weekends). I tried to keep up with my MySpace page, but I couldn’t figure out how to use some of the features. I never had any intention of getting a Facebook page. I was going to fight that for as long as I could.
When I finally signed up, it was amazing how many people found me. At first, it was a few close friends, but then I found other authors and networked with people in the publishing industry. I don’t have tons of friends, I’ve only recently broke the 100-people mark, but the ones I have are fabulous!
So what’s my point with all of this? You’ve heard the expression “It’s a small world,” right? Well, the Internet makes the world smaller. It helps you get in touch with people who have the same likes you do. It gets you in touch with readers and mentors. I even found my cover artist with social networking.
I have met so many wonderful people using social networking. As an author, it’s gotten me in touch with people who’ve been there, done that, so I have a support system when I have a problem. It helps readers find me so they can stay up to date with what I’m doing. Plus, I wouldn’t have as many sales without the Internet.
There are still some things I like to do in person, such as going to conferences and workshops. But, after meeting people from around the country at these things, we can still interact online. The one thing I’m still fighting against is Twitter, but I’m sure I’ll eventually cave with that program too!
I’m sure you will, Pembroke; I will tweet this interview and more people will get acquainted with you and Krista. And thanks for sharing with us today.