Rory J. Redding medically retired out of Special Forces after serving fifteen years in the US Army. He spent a total of nineteen months in Iraq from 2003 to 2009. He finished a Creative Writing degree at San Francisco State University in December 2016 and plans to make use of it by writing stories, poems, and hiphop which regular people actually enjoy.
Who are your favorite authors?
Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Brent Weeks, Patrick Rothfuss, WEB Griffin, Peter V. Brett, Robert Silverberg, Orson Scott Card, Spider Robinson, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, RA Salvatore, and about a hundred more. It would take me another full 200,000-word novel to list all my favorite authors and why they're my favorite. Suffice it to say that I will be the only honest person who answers this type of question by NOT saying, "Oh, you know, I basically like all kinds of books, you know, that cover a large range of genres and stuff, you know." No. Not true. I like sci-fi and fantasy and that's it. Occasionally I'll delve into something different -- I particularly enjoy non-fiction books about World War II -- but mostly I read to escape reality and briefly live in a world where fantastical things happen.
A Special Forces vet battles for survival on the first day of the zombie apocalypse. He must rescue his pregnant wife in the midst of a San Francisco cityscape teeming with red-eyed monsters, find supplies to aid in survival, and locate a place of refuge with food, water and loads of weapons for his fellow survivors--all before succumbing to the effects of being bitten in the first hour of ZDay.