Charlotte Gerber


Charlotte Gerber is a freelance writer and author. She lives in upstate New York on a farm with her husband, two children and numerous animals. When she isn't writing (which isn't very often), she can be found outside chasing escapee chickens who want to get to the other side of the road, and wrangling ducks that would prefer to be wandering in ditches, much to the displeasure of local motorists.

Published novels include:
Murder in Middleton (2012) Murder mystery/young adult/adult
I Dream of Zombies (2013) Mystery/Horror/Comedy/adult
A Cat Taught Me That (2015) Non Fiction/Philosophy/all ages
The Good Woof (2016) Non Fiction/Pets
Makeup and Murder (pen name Cat Huntley) (2017) Fiction/Mystery/Cozy Mystery

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I published I Dream of Zombies in October of 2013. It is a story about Rose Lee, a zombie counselor who lives in post-apocalypse Hornellsville. I wrote this book because I thought it would be fun to imagine what it would be like to live among zombies, instead of running from them. In my story, zombies are the poor, unfortunate creatures who couldn't eat brains because their teeth are falling out. In addition, black pepper can kill them. Obviously, they shouldn't work in a restaurant or go anywhere food is served.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I tried the traditional route, but got bored with the amount of time it took for people to respond to queries. I felt I could do a better job getting my work out there instead of waiting on someone to yea or nay my work. I've always been a self-starter and business entrepreneur, so indie publishing really appealed to me.
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Where to find Charlotte Gerber online

Where to buy in print


Murder in Middleton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,050. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Shannon O'Reilly is a teenager faced with the unenviable task of solving a century-old murder mystery of her deceased relatives. When the ghosts of the past discover she can see them, they refuse to leave her alone until she agrees to help. Digging up the past, however, brings consequences. Guardians of the terrible secret want to keep it dead and buried, along with her ancestors.
I Dream of Zombies: Rose Lee's Zombie Adventures
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Rose Lee is a zombie social worker, tending to her clients in post-apocalypse Hornellsville, NY. Life gets complicated when she meets a waitress, Leah Smart, who is turning into a zombie, and Alex, a zombie hunter. She stumbles upon a plot to keep the zombie population growing, which results in the kidnapping of Leah. Rose is left to discover who is a true friend, or a foe.

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