Monday, January 25, 2016

UNDEAD ROAD, David Powers King

Today, please help me give a warm welcome to the awesome author/blogger David Powers King.

Thank you for having me, Donna! They say it’s about the journey, not the destination. This is all too true with my journey as an author. There’s no destination in sight, and you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It all started with a crazy science fiction story I cooked up in high school and I’ve been at this writing business ever since. I’ve been lucky to befriend many wonderful authors and have gathered an audience on my website. But it wasn’t always easy, and it did take years to get to where I am today. If you have the dream and determination, you’ll go far. I also have many who have helped me along the way. I thank them for their time and their wisdom.

My first published book was Woven, a YA fantasy about a ghost, a princess, and the search for a magic needle. Now that the world of publishing is changing, I’ve decided to go hybrid by self-publishing The Undead Road, the first book in a new zombie series. Juggling between traditional and self-publishing my work will be an interesting adventure indeed. And being unemployed at the moment, more so. You’re invited to check out the worlds I’ve created in these two stories.

Whether you’re a writer or not, never stop believing in what you can achieve. Dream large, stand tall, and open your mind, for you are the conduit for a story that is yet to be told.

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What a fabulous journey you've had David. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope all goes well with this  newest novel, and your self-publishing journey.

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak
Edited by Reece Hanzon


Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

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Phrase for The Undead Road:

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

Contest Details:

Visit and leave and comment and/or tweet about The Undead Road (at least once) for a chance to win a free ebook. One out of every 10 comments and tweets is a winner! Use the Twitter Button below to ensure the author will see your tweet. Thank you!

: "Nothing brings the family together like a #zombie #apocalypse..." #scifi #horror .99 cent #kindle! @DavidPowersKing

The ebook is on sale Jan 25-29th for .99 cents in the Kindle store

Blog tour hosts:
Alex Cavanaugh Jan 25th
Donna Hole Jan 25th
Chemist Ken Jan 26th
Elana Johnson Jan 26th
Nick Wilford Jan 26th
Susan Gourley Jan 27th
Tara Tyler Jan 27th
Kristin Smith Jan 27th
Lidy Wilks Jan 28th
Elizabeth Seckman Jan 28th
M.J. Fifield Jan 29th
Michael Di Gesu Jan 29th

About the Author: David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A hybrid author is the best - just ask Elizabeth S. Craig.
Congratulations, David!

mshatch said...

Congrats to David! I love zombies!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Zombies are hot right now - good luck!

Hart Johnson said...

Best of luck to you, David! Michael's endorsement makes this sound like the sort of zombie story I like too--I like what giant disasters do to human beings (in fiction--prefer to avoid these things in real life).

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats once more, David!

DEZMOND said...

congrats to the King, hope I don't have to bow :)

A Beer for the Shower said...

We too love a good zombie story. Sounds like this one has a pretty great premise, and if zombies ever struck, we'd definitely flee for the Rockies as well. Congrats to David!

writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

It sounds like one heck of a story. I don't care for zombies, but this story sounds like something I'd like to read.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations on your new novel, David. Coincidence, I just finished reading Woven. Nice to "meet" you.

Misha Gerrick said...

I actually wrote to someone about not giving up yesterday. She was discouraged to see how much I'm managing to do now, writing-wise. But the thing people don't realize is I put three years' (minimum) behind-the-scenes work into getting here.

Publishing (self, traditional or hybrid) is a long-term game, I believe.

All the best, David!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Donna and David .. I loved Woven ... and for those zombie loving folk I'm sure they'll enjoy your story ... congratulations and good luck - cheers Hilary

Yolanda Renée said...

Congratulations, David.

Yes, zombies are the in thing - amazes me because they scare the crap out of me! Good luck with release and may your book sales soar!

Denise Covey said...

Whether you’re a writer or not, never stop believing in what you can achieve. I love this David. I know a lot of people who would like this zombie book. All the best!

Crystal Collier said...

What?!? Only 99 pennies? Okay. I'll get it now and hoard it until October.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hope you find all kinds of success with this new venture, David!

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Donna... Hi, David!

ALL the best with your new publication and the world of self publishing! You are certainly doing it right! Great cover.... great writing... who can ask for more?!