Unfolding on the streets of Los Angeles is a new breed of monster…
Orlando, fresh from the mid west, arrives at his new high school on his Harley Davidson.
All he wants is to make it through the day, and begin his training as a Zombie Hunter.
But someone has different plans for him.
M.M. Shelley agreed to an interview with me, her humble narrator. I find her an interesting intelligent woman. I hope you enjoy this peek into Ms. Shelley’s talent. Check out the link above to hear samples of my narration.
M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, wordsmith and dreamer. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of Southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration.
Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
My favorite character in this series is Elodie Juarez; she was a challenge to write and great to develop. Readers will see a lot more of what Elodie is capable of doing as the series progresses.
What inspires you for your stories?
What inspired me to begin working on The Zombie Story was an idea I had about a young man who witnessed a crime in front of the new house that he and his family moved into.
Tell us something no one else knows about you.
I never did learn how to swim. Yes, I know, I should have learned how years ago but I had a bad experience at a young age. I was six or seven and my brothers and my friend Claudia made swimming look so easy and I was convinced that I could swim just as well as they could. So I jumped into the deep end and quickly sank to the bottom. My mom came to my rescue and from than on I avoided the water.
When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?
I have been writing since childhood, it’s a form of expression I have always enjoyed. I also enjoy traveling and I use the cities and places that I have been to as the backdrops of my stories because I like to share these places with others.
I also have to credit my aunt Cecelia, she has filled my ears with such wonderful stories as I grew up and she always encouraged me with my own.
What influenced you to move to the next step in media for producing your book in audio format?
I had the opportunity to work with The Killion Group Inc. I recommend them to any author who is interested in taking this next step with their work. The Killion Group has made it such an easy process that I have plans to work with them again. Plus I had a wonderful narrator who worked on my book.
Orlando was out in the backyard. He was picking up junk that had been piled up there by the previous tenants. He had his headphones on and was listening to music. He needed to get more trash bags from the garage, and so he was making his way down the side of the house, when he saw two men out in the middle of the street. One had a gun; the other was on the ground. Orlando removed his headphones so that he could hear what they were saying.
He could hear them arguing. The man with the gun held it pointed at the other’s chest.
“Please! Don’t!” The man on the ground cried, he was a bit scraggly looking and unkempt. He was visibly shaking as he covered his head with both of his arms believing it would ward off the assailant.
Orlando scanned the block; there was no one else out to watch the drama unfolding before him. He crouched down against the house trying to keep out of sight.
The man with the gun began laughing, before taking aim and firing the gun. He fired at the scraggly man twice. The gunshots echoed throughout the quiet street.