Taking a Break

I want to start this blog by saying how much I love all of you who come here. You are a very lovely, loyal band of readers who are always so kind and so sweet and so giving. Whatever comes after this, I want you to know how much I've appreciated the support since Married With Zombies came out in 2010. But the time has come for me to face a bitter truth, both for me and maybe for some of you. The merry band of Jesse Petersen readers just is not big enough and it does not seem to be growing. Sales Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Writing More Zombies

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kelli McElreath asks:I was wondering, with all your short zombie stories will you ever develop them into books. There are several that stuck Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: The Illinois Connection

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kristen asks:How did living in central Illinois impact your writing for this series? I know you are no longer there, but as a former Central Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Can’t Living Dead Without It

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Wendy R. asks: My question to you is: In the event of an actual zombie apocalypse, what one item would you not be able to live without? It's Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Too Scary for Primetime

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kathy asked: Your books are a great balance of horror and comedy--kind of like a real marriage--have you ever written a zombie scene that Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Fast or Slow Zombies

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Terry says: As my favorite zombie author, I respect your opinion on zombie speed and endurance. So, do you like fast zombies ( as in 28 Days Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: How I Got to MWZ

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kirsty says: Hi Jesse, my question is, where did your inspiration come from for the married with zombies series. what triggered in your mind Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Zombie Intelligence

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Eric says: Flip This Zombie opened the door to the possibility of zombie intelligence. Can zombies evolve intelligence on their own given Read more [...]

Uncle!! Uncle!! (Why I Tapped Out on The Walking Dead)

Okay I'm about to admit something that will likely get my geek card revoked. It's terrible, I know, but I have always been honest with you here and I have to continue that. Last month I.... I took The Walking Dead off my DVR. And I erased the episodes I had waiting for me to watch. I officially tapped out on The Walking Dead. Let that sink in a minute, but before you write to me in outrage and bash me in print and online, let me explain why: First, I have so many issues with the characters on the Read more [...]

Catching Up on The Walking Dead: Season 2

When The Walking Dead started airing on AMC, I actually did recaps for Orbit for the entire first season. I loved it, just like everyone else, although I had so many problems with the female characters (you'll see that doesn't change much as I catch up). Eventually those problems kind of made the show hard for me to watch and I got... behind. Like WAY behind. Like, it's been recording on the DVR and I have episodes from February 2012 (or second season) on it. Yeah. That much behind. But now that Read more [...]