GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book

MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie”?

I love horror. Stephen King was a favorite and I try to reread Dracula by Bram Stoker at least once a year. Zombies seemed “fun” to write about (they are!) so I thought I’d try it.

            MBA&M: What made you decide to write YA (Young Adult) stories?

It seemed like many of the most creative stories were coming out in YA. I started reading some and I got hooked.

MBA&M: How hard is it to write Young Adult stories, and to not go overboard with the thrills and chills?

I don’t think you can go overboard with spooky or scary, though the gore level, especially in movies, can probably be a bit much at times. But teens are old enough to take it. It seems today, the creepier, the better.

            MBA&M: Who would you credit your love for writing to and why? Also, have you always wanted to write?

I was the kid with her nose in a book all the time, so it’s not surprising I began to write as well. There must be a creative streak in our family as I know one grandfather enjoyed art and another painted. I enjoyed drawing, too, but I don’t know of any relatives who did writing.

MBA&M: Since you write YA, do you read this genre often or do you prefer another genre, if so which is your favorite genre to read?

I really enjoy suspense, horror and paranormal, so that is what I try to read when I can. It doesn’t matter what age it is for.

            MBA&M: What three words would you use to describe your writing style?

Quirky, humorous (subjective, of course!), fun.

            MBA&M Where may our readers connect with you at and where may they purchase “Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie”?

Coming this summer.

Links will be coming soon.



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Biography*From Amazon*

Christine Verstraete is an award-winning author and journalist from Wisconsin.

She’s let her dark side loose! Coming in August from Intrigue Publishing – GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie… Life can suck when you’re 16. It can suck even worse when you’re not-quite-dead….. It’s YA zombie with a little romance – and zombies – humor – and zombies – a touch of mystery and… well, you get it. See synopsis at website, (Blog linked here is GirlZombieAuthors,

Her short stories have been published in anthologies including, Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, Steampunk’d and Timeshares (DAW Books). Her story “Perfect Timing” appeared in The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories, with works by 14 other authors, in June 2012.

A longtime horror fan, she also enjoys writing short fiction with a touch of the macabre, including the eBooks, The Killer Valentine Ball and Motherly Love.

She also is author of an award-winning children’s book, Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery, for ages 9 and up. (#1 Kindle book for miniatures; 2009 EPPIE Award finalist for ebook.) Available in Kindle, eBook, and print.

When she’s not writing (when is that?), Christine also enjoys creating in miniature. She is author of IN MINIATURE STYLE II, with over 40 how-to projects, profiles and photos, featuring the work of talented miniaturists and IGMA artisans. Available in print, eBook, and other formats,including for Kindle.

See details on her books and collection at her website, or her blog,


 (Paranormal, zombies, sci-fi, romance, 
crime, YA with a touch of humor) *from the author’s website*



  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Intrigue Publishing (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979478898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979478895

GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book

ISBN: 978-0-9794788-9-5

 SYNOPSIS: *From the author’s website*

Life can suck when you’re sixteen. It can suck even worse when you’re not- quite- dead.

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Herrera Hayes faces every teenager’s biggest nightmares: bad skin, bad hair, and worse . . . turning into one of the living dead.

Becca’s life changes forever when her cousin Spence comes back to their small Wisconsin town carrying a deadly secret—he’s becoming a zombie, a fate he shares with her through an accidental scratch.

The Z infection, however, has mutated, affecting younger persons like her, or those treated early enough, differently. Now she must cope with weird physical changes and habits no girl wants to be noticed for. Then she meets Gabe, a good-looking part-Z like her, and fears falling for him. After all, how can he, who shows hardly any Z symptoms, be interested in someone like her?

But time is running out… Becca needs his help as she and her cousin Carm search for their missing
mothers and fight off hungry Zs.

Most of all, she needs to find something, anything, to stop this deadly transformation before it is forever too late…


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GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book(Sponsored by the publisher)

We are offering 1 galley copy of  “Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie” to 1 lucky commenter. However, the publisher would appreciate a review of this title to be posted on Amazon,and Goodreads,if possible,please.Giveaway will run from June 1 until June 8,2013.



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