Okay – so perhaps not your typical love story opening but believe it or not it there is a growing market out there for zombie romances. The success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has paved the way for a number of cross-genre titles. It would seem that zombies have feelings too!
Vintage have bought Warm Bodies by Seattle-based writer Isaac Marion, a zombie love story where the undead hero R falls in love with a very living young woman. The editor Frances Macmillan has described the book as a “brilliant modern day Romeo and Juliet with zombies” and the film rights have already been sold to Twilight producers Summit Films. Read more about Warm Bodies here.
The people at the Zombie Romance website are actively looking for submissions and have issued an open challenge to authors to send in their stories. We thought we’d have a go at our own and have reworked a chicklit classic – see if you can guess what it is! Can I apologise to Helen Fielding now!
Friday 26th February
3 stone 2 (v.good!); alcohol units 0 (v.v.v.good!); brains eaten 37 (v.bad particularly since first day of giving up)
The zombie diet is working a treat! Lost a stone (and an arm!) overnight. Who knows - might not need grey granny control pants after all. Anyway. Mark Darcy's asked me to marry him. Was originally for five-year fixed term with option to renew after four, but he got all soppy and extended it to LIFE with minimum term served of 25 years. Now no longer panicked at inevitability of dying (again) alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian. These days much more likely that I’ve eaten the Alsatian instead. And Mark Darcy.