Kirk Allmond


Kirk Allmond started writing the first bestselling What Zombies Fear novel in 2010 as an online story as part of his website The Zombie Preparedness Initiative. When the idea to write a novel struck him, he took his own “Zombie Apocalypse” plan and turned it into a story. That story has now spawned six novels and two short stories, and is showing no sign of letting up.

In addition to books set in the What Zombies Fear ‘universe’, Kirk is also working on two other (non) zombie novels, and several short stories.

The Zombie Preparedness Initiative is a global project aimed at readying the world for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, or whatever disaster may occur. He is commonly quoted as saying, “If you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for anything.” The site focuses on modern preparedness, survival techniques, and also features reviews of survival gear and weapons of zombie destruction. As a world renown expert on zombies and post-apocalyptic survival, Kirk Allmond has been featured on television and major market radio programs and he has spoken at numerous conventions on the topic. Allmond has consulted on major network television programs and two zombie themed motion pictures.

6-3-dump 1305When he’s not writing or talking about zombies, the Michigan born writer holds firmly to the southern roots of his family. He grew up in Chicago IL, and Roswell, GA. Kirk has an amazing little boy who was born in 2007, who is the basis for the character Max in his novels. His time growing up in the south with his grandparents taught him the value and skills to live off the land. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves hunting, fishing and backpacking. When he’s not honing his survival skills, Allmond is often found sitting at a role-playing game table, either as the GM of his own Zombie Apocalypse role playing game or as a participant in games run by one of the members of Grown as Gamers, the premier podcast for all things geek and pop culture.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up splitting my time between Chicago, IL and Milledgeville, Georgia, talk about a culture clash! I write primarily post-apocalyptic fiction, so having grown up in a big city gives me understanding of what large population centers would be like after the fall of civilization. Spending my summers in Georgia, down 26 miles of dirt road to get to our house taught me to live off the land, hunt, fish, and grow food. That aspect of my personality is why I identify with zombie culture so well, and have trained as a survivalist.
When did you first start writing?
In 2009, I had a small child, and my wife traveled for work every week. Rather than turn on the TV in the evenings after the boy was asleep, I started writing a story.
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Where to find Kirk Allmond online


The Ballad of Ryan Fullerton
Series: What Zombies Fear, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Ryan Fullerton, high school guidance counselor, husband, and family man lost everything in the apocalypse. Follow his descent into madness, and his struggle towards redemption.
What Zombies Fear: A Farmer's Daughter
Series: What Zombies Fear, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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This is a short story (About 35 pages) set in the What Zombies Fear universe. It is a stand-alone adventure although a reader unfamiliar with that universe may have to take some things at face value, there are no important spoilers in this short.

Kirk Allmond's tag cloud

adventure    apocalypse    b    love story    post apocalypse    superhero    tragedy    zombie    zombie adventure    zombies