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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

there are still a few who are... Not Dead Yet (AM13 Outbreak #4) by Samie Sands

The world is divided as everyone tries to work out how to survive. Many have already lost their lives 
in the fight, but there are still a few who are not dead...
Read our Review for books #1-#3 here


The AM13 Outbreak has affected everywhere, the entire world has experienced infection.

Victims of the virus are no longer human, they've changed, become something scientifically impossible. With their loss of human function and their new lust for flesh, there’s only one word to describe them...


The world is divided as everyone tries to work out how to survive. Many have already lost their lives 
in the fight, but there are still a few who are not dead...



1. How to find time to write as a parent? 
It’s not always easy to get some quality time with the laptop, but I do my best to fit some writing in every day. 

2. What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision? 
I didn’t start writing Lockdown with the idea of getting it published, at first I wrote it just for me, so I wrote the book that I wanted to read. I wanted to write something a little different, which I think I achieved. I didn’t even expect anything to happen when I sent the manuscript off to publishers, but I was so pleased when it did. Now, I absolutely love it. 

3. Advice they would give new authors? 
That a terrible first draft is better than writing nothing. Sometimes it's hard to just get started, but once you get past that hump and you get the general idea down, you can go back and make things right afterwards. 

4. What are you currently reading? 
I am currently reading The Girl on the Train because I recently watched the film. So far I think the book is better…but I usually do! 

5. How long have you been writing? 
I started writing five years ago when my daughter was born, at the time it was a way to pass all the sleepless nights! I was creating stories in my head for a long time before that, but that’s when I first started. 

6. What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first
I outline, but it rarely works out the way I thought it would. Often the plot takes on a life of its own once I get started and unexpected events come to mind…those are the ideas that I usually like the best! 

7. Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Extinct? 
The main character is Georgie Blake, a zombie author who certainly never expected to end up in what feels like the pages of her book. By the time we get to Extinct, the apocalypse has been going on for a while (although each book in the series can easily be read as standalone!), but she still isn’t used to it. Tom Cleary is another major character and he’s the one who causes Georgie the most concern. She just cannot work out where his motives and loyalties lie…

About the author:
Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new way by writing.

She has a degree in Media Studies and PR and has already had articles published in a number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number of successful projects.

She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain inspiration from new places and different cultures.

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

This sounds so very awesome.

Samie Sands said...

Thank you, I hope you like the book!