Tuesday, December 16, 2014

{Blog Tour w/ #GIVEAWAY} Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed by Scott Craven

Dead Jed 2:  Dawn of the Jed 
by Scott Craven

Title: Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed
Publication date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Scott Craven

The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet.

When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group.

Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.

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Guest Post:

How did you come up with the thought of a zombie dog?

The real question is, how could I not have come up with the idea of a zombie dog? When I hit upon the idea for the second book, I was mad at myself for not putting one in the first book. But as it turned out, the second book was the ideal time to tell of the un-death of a kid’s best friend.

I grew up with dogs, and my favorite part of the day was being greeted at the door by someone happy to see me (you’d think that would be my mom, but not when I tromped in mud). Misty had no idea I’d just spent half my middle-school day shoved in a locker, and she’d put a smile on my face in seconds.

Jed, too, could use a dog. But not just any dog. I figured if I could create a normal zombie kid who just wanted to fit in, why not a zombie dog who could care less if he fit in? Like any dog, Tread lives undeadness to the fullest, whether he’s tearing off his tail to bury it, or jumping on Jed in ways they may both lose limbs.

As I wrote the scene introducing the new character, I actually stumbled onto the perfect name. Sometimes, good stuff just happens.

For those wondering if a zombie cat is on the way – probably not. How do you tell a zombie cat from a normal cat? Am I right?


Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.

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 Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed by Scott Craven (INT)

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