ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zombie Turkeys: How an Unknown Blogger Fought Unkillable Turkeys (The Life After Life Chronicles Book 1)
Sam Melvin, an underachieving e-reporter from a small town, changes forever when he meets turkeys that won't stay dead. You can shoot 'em, chop 'em, burn 'em—they come back stronger. The undead plague of poultry spreads uncontrollably, rocking the whole country. As Sam tracks down the zombie turkeys and how to eradicate them, his editor, Lisa Kambacher, nags him to turn his stories and expenses in on time. During their years of working together, Lisa has mellowed from bitchy into an irascible pinchpenny. Lisa snipes at Sam for plebeian writing but uses her intelligence to pursue the lucrative carnivorous turkey story. Sam and Lisa ricochet across the landscape, tracking turkeys and fleeing the bloodthirsty hordes. Careening from shell-shocked grocery store owners fighting turkeys crawling out of refrigerators, to machine-gunning turkey farmers, to secret militia, Sam and Lisa doggedly report. Throughout the turkey apocalypse, they dare ravaged cities, plow knee deep in gore and corpses, and upload streams of zombie turkey video news to the world. With paranoid militias clashing with the federal gover¬¬¬nment and unkillable turkeys, Sam and Lisa doubt their ability to survive. Sam and Lisa have no superpowers. If you have a heart condition or lack humor, you should not read Zombie Turkeys, no matter how much you want to find out what happens.
My Undead Mother-in-law: The Family Zombie With Anger Management Issues (The Life After Life Chronicles Book 2)
My mother-in-law's a zombie. And she has anger-management issues. My mother-in-law, Diane Newby, zombified by accident. She still volunteers at her church bake sales and cooks pot roast for her daughter and son-in-law, Ron Yardley. What ticks her off is when people don't treat her like a normal human being—with glowing red eyes and super strength and speed. And if she doesn't get her own way, look out. She explodes and leaves broken plaster and body parts in her wake. Nothing stops her: not brick walls, the federal government, or middle-aged spread. But the world's most powerful criminal plans to control zombies. His only problem with zombies is that they have way too much free will. He has a solution for that. But will it work with Diane Newby? The world divides into pro-zombie and anti-zombie factions. Battles break out everywhere. Which side will you take? Who will live and who will die? You might not survive this book. But at least you'll die laughing.
Paranormal Privateers: The Adventures of the Undead (The Life After Life Chronicles Book 3)
Zombies charge first, ask questions later. Middle-aged, overweight, and undead, Diane Newby leads the paranormal privateers against criminals and corruption. Sailing to trouble spots too sensitive for the US government, with zombie strength and regeneration they beat bullies into submission. Aided by zombie turkeys, corgis, and bulls, vicious criminal geniuses fall before them. If Diane gets overwhelmed her lovely zombie bodyguards and romantic zombie husband come to the rescue. Out of the blue, new foes appear. Or are they friends? Or both? The frenemies neutralize zombies and orchestrate world peace. They disrupt the economy and produce fabulous wealth. Even the greatest criminals and governments can't stop them from dominating the world. Can humanity afford the price of peace? All must surrender freedom to a not-so-benign dictatorship. Diane and the paranormal privateers must do the unthinkable to save humanity. But is it enough? In an explosive and unconventional ending to Andy Zach's Life After Life Chronicles, you will learn what happens when the paranormal privateers meet the world's greatest fear. And you will laugh all the way.
Challenge Accepted: A Charity Anthology
A blind spaceship pilot. Cops and maintenance personnel in wheelchairs. Taking on bad guys with only one leg or no arms. It’s not what you are that makes you something special. It’s who you choose to be. Seventeen stories about people who rise above anything that tries to stop them, even their own limitations. With stories by Stephanie Barr, Misha Burnett, J. A. Busick, Adam David Collings, Steve Curry, Scott G. Gibson, Joyce Hertzoff, Jane Jago, Clarence Jennelle, Jeanette O’Hagan, Layla Pinkett, Jen Ponce, Connor Sassmannshausen, Lynne Stringer, E. M. Swift-Hook, Margret Treiber, Andy Zach. Coordinated by Stephanie Barr with all proceeds to go to the Special Olympics
Writing humor is a gift I do not have, Richard (but at least my wife thinks I'm "a funny guy"), so when I read your author bio ("Andy Zach was born Anastasius Zacharias, in Greece. His parents were both zombies") I could tell it is a gift you have.
Hi Robert. Ever since elementary school I was a cut up in class. I'd sneeze and hurl my chair backward. I'd whistle a song that made a pun based upon what the teacher said. Then when I wrote, I saw a lot of ironic and sarcastic possibilities.
Writing my first book 'Zombie Turkeys', a humorous parody of the zombie genre seemed effortless. When I realized that humor is actually a rare genre, I decided to stick to it.