Richard T. Schrader

Biography

(October 20th 2017) UPDATE: Gravewalkers 1 - 10 are all updated. I have gone through them in detail, 2017 edited, and added some material. Book 11 is released, Marigold Cemetary. Gravewalkers is well over a million words and I need every detail in my head to write ahead.

Book Twelve is underway, probably be named "Hell Slaves".

I have drafts for the whole Fastillion series and will finish the last couple books of Gravewalkers.
I also have some other projects that interest me.

Any feedback is always welcome. - like finding typos
critiasvirgilludus @ charter.net

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read what I call the original zombie story, the one that started it all, Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham Parkes. He uses shambler plants. If you understand all of this like I do, you see that this genre is all there from outbreak to long term survival, with the various rival groups with their radical answers - just his zombies are zombie plants. His genius should come back in a new movie of his story as human zombies. So many people debate slow vs fast zombies not realizing that Wyndham already knew that issue and already solved it. Slow zombies are being phased out because they can't win. They are not threat enough that the human military doesn't just blow them all way rather easily. His slow zombies are truly frightening, because in his story, nearly everyone is blind. Are slow zombies scary? They are when you have no eye sight and you need to go feel around for food, and those things are both waiting for you and hunting you. Also, they are communicating with that tapping so that when you do have your rules and your base, they are still coming for you, and will root you out. Root you out, plant zombies - good one. After I read that, I wanted to make a truly all functional zombie nightmare where survival does have humanity on the edge of extinction because you simply are not going to get away with the tactics of the typical zombie universe.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are generally non-fiction on history. I read a lot of antique famous quotation books. I have read lots of the classics from Moby Dick to Paradise Lost. I quote a lot of Paradise Lost in my books. I really love ER Burroughs. I love Homer, which I quote a lot too. I study Mongols, Romans, Meso-Americans, Ancient Greece. I just read the Aeneid recently. I loved Clavelle, Dune, Heinlein, Stainless Steel Rat, Philip Dick, HG Wells, Conrad, tons of books. It is easier to say, that I read less of people who are still alive. Most anyone dead and famous, I read their stuff just to be informed. I read the Count of Monte Cristo, Le Miserable. "Dark as a pocket." Is one I took from that.
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Books

Gravewalkers: Marigold Cemetery
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,840. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Man Among Myrmidons
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In this third book, Fastillion becomes a man of his community, husband to his childhood sweetheart, and awakened to the powerful legacy of his psionic Atlantian mother. Also aware of the higher world filled with petty gods and epically powerful spirit beings, Fastillion is determined not to be a pawn in their games upon mortals. Here is the conclusion of his life in the West and his Windigo war.
Man of Many Waters
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 124,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In this second book, Fastillion undergoes his native ceremony of manhood where spirit guides reveal to him his true parentage from a lost Norse explorer beloved by Thor and Odin and his psionic warrior-general mother from the fallen remnants of the great Atlantian civilization. When his father finds himself a prisoner of the Amazonian heroines, he must adapt to a mad world of vampires and worse.
Man of the Vine
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,010. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a Norse viking age where history and mythology are both equally real, the globe trekking saga of Fastillion Lemonde begins on the Isle of Vinland in the 11th Century. When an ancient enemy returns, they come armed with black magics and the cannibalism immortality of Windigo shamans. The Norsemen and their Micmac allies must shake off generations of peace to once again take up warrior ways.
Gravewalkers: Foe Grinder
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,870. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Soup Kitchen
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,080. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Bitter Morsel
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Blade Thirsty
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,090. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Blood Fog
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Glory for the Dead
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 104,920. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Final Feast
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 104,830. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Thunderhead
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 100,670. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Executive Decision
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 91,830. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Dying Time
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.

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