Spotlight On: Joe McKinney #SummerofZombie

Summer of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Joe McKinney

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What is your latest zombie release? 

THE DEAD WON’T DIE: Book 2 in my Deadlands Series, which started with last year’s PLAGUE OF THE UNDEAD

 The Dead Won't Die

Quick description of it (no spoilers): 

Jacob Carlton, Kelly Banis and Chelsea Walker are all that’s left of the slaves who escaped the Caravan at the end of Plague of the Undead.  Now, rescued by the Templenauts, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy they don’t understand, and are powerless to resist.  But Jacob is best with his back up against the wall, and with his options dwindling fast, he leads his friends into heart of Temple’s society, where he confronts not only a world of corruption and greed, but a zombie army one hundred million strong.  In order to survive, the trio will have to do what they do best: fight!

Something unique about it.

The Dead Won’t Die takes place thirty years after the initial zombie apocalypse, and combines elements of Huxley’s Brave New World and Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines.  It’s high adventure, with a peppering of social commentary about the policing in modern day America.


Links for people to purchase it. 

For the ebook:

And for the paperback:


Your promo links. 

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Your short Bio. 

Joe McKinney has his feet in several different worlds.  In his day job, he has worked as a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a DWI Enforcement officer, a disaster mitigation specialist, a homicide detective, the director of the City of San Antonio’s 911 Call Center, and a patrol supervisor.  He played college baseball for Trinity University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American History, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He was the manager of a Barnes & Noble for a while, where he indulged a lifelong obsession with books.  He published his first novel, Dead City, in 2006, a book that has since been recognized as a seminal work in the Horror genre, and one of the cornerstones of zombie literature.  Since then, he has gone on to win two Bram Stoker Awards and expanded his oeuvre to cover everything from true crime and writings on police procedure to science fiction to cooking and Texas history.  The author of more than twenty books, he is a frequent guest at horror and mystery conventions.  Joe and his wife Tina have two lovely daughters and make their home in a little town just outside of San Antonio, where he indulges his passion for cooking and makes what he considers to be the finest batch of chili in Texas.  You can keep up with all of Joe’s latest releases by friending him on Facebook.

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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 30+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser…and pick up some great swag as well!

Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them!

#SummerofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!

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