Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Undead Road Tour: Interview with David Powers King

I'm excited to be part of the paperback release party for David Powers King's The Undead Road! David was kind enough to stop by and answer a few of my off-the-wall questions. 

And great news, the ebook of The Undead Road is on sale January 25-29th for .99 cents in the Kindle store! Don't forget to pick up your copy!

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2, 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.

Praise 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 a 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! Make sure you tag the author so he will see your tweet.

And here's a pre-made text to make it easy for you!

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

Be sure to stop by the other tour hosts for this week to read other guest posts and interviews with David. Here's the Blog Tour Schedule below:

Blog tour hosts:

Alex Cavanaugh Jan 25th
Donna Hole Jan 25th
Chemist Ken Jan 26th
Elana Johnson Jan 26th
Nick Wilford Jan 26th
Tara Tyler Jan 27th
Kristin Smith Jan 27th
Lidy Wilks Jan 28th
M.J. Fifield 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.

Interview with David Powers King

Q: What was your inspiration for The Undead Road?
A: I’ve always wanted to write my own zombie story, but it wasn’t until I saw the first episode of The Walking Dead when it finally clicked. This book is also semi-autobiographical, meaning it’s based on how my twisted mind thought about things and perceived the world when I was 15.

Q: Can you share with us a favorite line from your book?
A: “Finally!” Jewel cried. “I gotta take an epic pee!”

Q: Are you working on any new projects?
A: Currently working on Part Two of My Zombie Summer and a sequel to WOVEN.

Q: What has been the most surprising thing about publishing (or writing) so far?
A: Just how difficult it really can be—and I mean publishing. Who knew post-publication would be such a challenge? But I love it, and I wouldn’t trade where I am right now for anything else.

Q: If you could time travel to any point in the past, when would it be and why?
A: The 1920s to late 1930s. That’s kind of my ideal golden age (if you’ve seen Midnight in Paris, you’ll know what I mean). If it’s good enough for Indiana Jones, it’s good for me.

Q: Favorite breakfast food?
A: Anything with eggs in it. Well, almost anything …

Q: If you could only wear one T-shirt with the same slogan on it for the rest of your life, what would it say?
A: Have you seen any zombies? You’re welcome.

Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
A: I’m deathly afraid of bees, even though I’m not allergic to them. You hear that buzzing?

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: The ability to rewind time, but without the risk of creating a rift in space time.

Thank you, David! Best of luck with The Undead Road. I think it looks like a great read! Who doesn't love zombies? :)


  1. Congratulations to David! This sounds like a tension-filled read, loaded with suspense. Haha! I like your T-shirt slogan.

  2. I like the idea of rewinding time, but then I'd hate having to relive everything. Awesome interview!

  3. Fun questions! And creepy zombie face on that cover. =)

  4. Gosh, wouldn't it be great to be able to rewind time? I need that super power!

  5. Had such a blast with this interview. Thank you, Kristin! :)

  6. We don't want a rift in space!
    Eggs on Fruit Loops doesn't sound good...

  7. What is it about bees? If you leave them alone, they leave you alone. But try telling that to a room full of kids...

  8. Looking forward to it! I'm posting about it on Friday:)

  9. Ah bees. I'm not deathly afraid of them but I really, really, really don't want to be stung. So once I hear that buzzing, my starts searching the area to see where they are. And when I find them, I move away as fast and far as I can. Good luck with the tour!

  10. Congrats and best of luck from a fellow egg lover. Eggs. They're just so perfect.


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