The Zombie Chronicles - a young adult horror novel by Chrissy Peebles

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Val was bitten by a zombie and now she's scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can't be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won't allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.
Where did my inspiration come from? It came from my desire to share my overactive imagination…to entertain. I really loved the idea of a person trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. There's nothing better than watching a group of survivors trying to race across the countryside fending off hungry zombies. Different ideas bounced around my head for ages. I knew zombie stories were written primarily by men, but I decided to dive in headfirst anyway.

So I took a break from writing paranormal and romance to try the horror route. Some people ask me what my motivation was. I need no motivation because, frankly, I'm addicted to writing any kind of fantasy. I have this burning passion to tell a story. I can't tell you how many times I've lost sleep from 'the voices' in my head. I've read so much fantasy that I completely connect with it. It just feels perfectly natural for me to write what I love no matter what genre it is in fantasy. There's nothing cooler than writing about zombies. I enjoy every minute of it!