William Young can fly helicopters and airplanes, drive automobiles, steer boats, rollerblade, water ski, snowboard, and ride a bicycle. His career as a newspaper reporter spanned more than a decade at five different newspapers. He has also worked as a golf caddy, flipped burgers at a fast food chain, stocked grocery store shelves, sold ski equipment, worked at a funeral home, unloaded trucks for a department store and worked as a uniformed security guard. He lives in a small post-industrial town along the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
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Cities of the Dead: Winters of Discontent
The first sequel to Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse brings readers four more stories set in four unique locations, continuing the thrilling journey started in the first collection of stories. Set in the midst of a brutal winter, the different groups of survivors must innovate new ways to survive, and test their mettle against both the undead and Mother Nature.
Of Monsters and Men
David Arris and his team are sent to smash the terrorists who foiled his previous mission, but once again forces outside of nature intervene. Arris must fight against a monster hunting him and the terrorists while keeping a college doctoral student safe.
Monsters? Wizards? The story of The Divine World takes another twist, and Arris realizes the rabbit hole goes even deeper.
What will you do when ET calls back? Follow the interweaving stories of astronomers, amateur radio operators, house music DJs and a top secret Air Force unit based in Area 51 as they race to decode the first-ever extraterrestrial radio signal.
Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse
Across the globe, mankind fights to survive as the undead slowly rise to domination. The world of men is over.
Or is it?
This is a collection of twenty stories taking you into every facet of the zombie apocalypse, from Patient Zero to the last gasp of the last men at the end of time. How long would you survive?
The Road Warriors
As the Australian city of Perth falls to the zombies, Duncan, Katrina and Gannon make their way out in search of a sanctuary. But the abandoned towns they pass through on the way foreshadow a different end to their journey. This is the 15th story in the series.
Fight Club (Cities of the Dead)
Garth and his friends had escaped to a vacation cabin in the woods after initially failing to halt the onslaught of the undead. They spent the winter honing their skills with swords and are eager to see if they can make a dent in the zombie apocalypse and maybe restart civilization. This is the fourteenth story in the series. A new story releases each week in the first months of 2012.
Detroit Motor City (Cities of the Dead)
Keyshawn had grown up with a dad he rarely saw, and a mother he rarely saw sober, so he had embraced life as a low-level street thug because it offered a life he could understand. The day the zombies overran Detroit caught him by total surprise, as did the living arrangement that would change his heart. This is the thirteenth story in the series. A new story is released each week until March.
The War on Horror (Cities of the Dead)
Chief Petty Officer Daryl "Sandman" Grecich is a US Navy SEAL, a member of the most elite special forces in the world and a veteran of countless missions into the most dangerous areas of the world. But zombie-infested Atlanta, Georgia might be the most dangerous destination, yet. This is the twelfth in a series. A new story releases weekly until March 2012.
Comedy of Horrors (Cities of the Dead)
Familiarity breeds contempt, and after sixteen years, Jessica had grown tired of her husband and divorced him for a new model. But when the zombie apocalypse strikes, she realizes how his calm, steady, ordinariness is just what she always needed in her life. Now, if she can only get to him in time. This is the eleventh story in the series. Come back each week until March for another tale.
What are Little Zombies Made of? (Cities of the Dead)
Trace spent the first year of the zombie apocalypse just figuring out how to stay alive. He's spending the second year trying to figure out what keeps zombies alive.
This is the tenth story in the series and the final release for year 2011. Come back mid-January 2012 for more stories in the Cities of the Dead zombie apocalypse anthology.
At the happiest moment of Rachel Benson-Taft's life, she realizes that saying "yes" will really change everything. But, then, what's in a name?
The difference between stalking someone and trying to win their heart is a very fine line. After Erika breaks up with Roger during Christmas week, he goes to some lengths to win her back.
The Third Time is the Harm (Cities of the Dead)
Deep into the Zombie Apocalypse, Malcolm Kempf has made a decent life for his family by living in the woods with his best friend's family. And then a salvage operation quickly turns bad, and Malcolm has to make a split-second choice that will change one family forever.
This is the ninth story in the series. A new story will be released each week in the final weeks of 2011 and early months of 2012
The Undeath of Rob Zombie (Cities of the Dead)
Rob was a normal guy living a normal life in the Zombie Apocalypse. And then he met an undead Mexican woman who changed everything.
This is the eighth story in the series. A new story will be released each week during the final months of 2011 and early 2012.
Gold Guns Girls (Cities of the Dead)
Fyodor Volkov had risen from nothing to be wealthy beyond his dreams. But the zombie plague had forced him to retreat to his vacation house in the suburbs of Moscow, and he soon found himself scrabbling for subsistence like everyone else.
This is the seventh story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012.
The Lazarus Question (Cities of the Dead)
Hristo Gruev has risen from the grave. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control want to know how. And, why?
This is the sixth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the final months of 2011 and beginning of 2012.
All Hell Breaks Loose (Cities of the Dead)
Brooke's marriage had been dead to her for years, but a chance meeting with an old high school classmate offered her the chance at a new life. First dates had never held such promise. But she hadn't factored in the walking dead.
This is the fifth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012.
Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)
The zombie plague spread across France rapidly, leaving Remy and his college friends trapped in a dorm. After weeks being holed up, some of them hatch a plan to find help in the outside world. Most of them don't make it very far.
Killing Country Music (Cities of the Dead)
Chase Montgomery moved to Nashville to become the next country music star. But a decade of trying to break in had only turned him into a successful car salesman. And then the zombies showed up and everything changed.
Days Go By (Cities of the Dead)
The zombie apocalypse has spread throughout America, and in the little river town of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, Ralph McGuire spends his days breaking into homes, avoiding the undead and waiting for his dad to come home.
This is the 2nd story in the series.
Nick Case has been pursued by a hulking, Sasquatch-like monster his whole life - in a recurring series of nightmares. But a chance encounter with a retired concert violinist reveals that the nightmares might be something more than just bad dreams, and that he might be the monster he's been running from.
The Divine World
David Arris lives a double life: as a former Green Beret, the Hollywood production company he works for trains actors on how to act like soldiers; but secretly, the company's ex-military also sub-contract to the government to do the jobs the US military can't do. When one of those jobs goes horribly wrong, Arris finds himself on a tropical island where he discovers that not all myths are stories
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