Margaret L. Fisher is a fairly average woman with a fairly average education. What might make her remarkable is a constant desire to learn more and her aversion (not an allergy) to eggs. She tries to be modest, but pride and a difficult-to-quell urge to inform sometimes get in the way.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing long ago as a means to escape reality. What writer doesn't? I first became acquainted with zombies in the Resident Evil films, then video games, where my obsession and fascination deepened.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Karen, the protagonist in Exhibit 692: Love in the Time of Zombies, began as a projection of what I believed I would do in a zombie apocalypse-type setting, though she quickly grew into a character I aspired to be, despite the psychological difficulties she faces. I doubt I would survive in a true apocalypse, but Karen manages to (at a price).
The Outbreak Institute and Archives periodically releases journals recovered from the zombie apocaplypse known as "The Outbreak". These journals, called exhibits, are windows to a perilous time in human history. Exhibit 692 is the first book in this series and Exhibit 314 is the second book in the series (release date Fall 2015).
A solitary woman documents her existence during The Outbreak, where zombies roam the Midwest and may, in fact, be the least of her worries. Can Karen overcome her loneliness and deep mistrust of her fellow human beings? If not, she may succumb to the biggest danger she faces: herself. This journal was recovered by The Outbreak Institute and Archives, and serves as a window to that perilous time.