Where is Dead Living?

If you’re reading this post, you may have read an excerpt for Dead Living in the back of one of my other books, and are looking to find it. :) Dead Living has been taken “off the shelf” for a while, as I recently signed a contract with Permuted Press to have it published. So, it will emerge once again, at a later date, fresh from the grave (haha) with a new cover, better editing, etc.

I’m nervous and excited at the same time. I had this opportunity before, and passed up on it. There were a lot of factors, but most of the negative reviews for Dead Living cited editing and cover art as a drawback. So, I’m hoping we can introduce a much more improved version of Dead Living to some new fans who have never heard of it.

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  1. Kevin Marcy   •  

    I have to tell you that Dead Living was one of my all time favorite zombie books. I hope you will write a sequel soon!!!

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      Thank you very much :) I hope the version released later takes off and gets people fired up.

  2. David Snider   •  

    Hi Glenn – As Kevin stated so well above, Dead Living is an awesome awesome book. I just finished it for the second time and, like Kevin, it’s one of my favorite Z. books of all time. I really enjoy the depth of the characters and feel an emotional attachment to them and their plights. The wonderful thing about the world you’ve created in “Dead Living” is that there is a lot of potential there to really add to it in a sequel if you ever decide to pen one. There are many books I’ve read where I enjoyed them but felt there wasn’t a whole lot of story left that could be told in a sequel. That’s not the case with “Dead Living”. There is so much potential there for more adventures as they fight the undead (and predatory people) and reclaim the world taken from them so many years ago. Regardless of whether you do pen a sequel, I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful story. It is definitely one I’ll buy a hard copy of when it comes out and will recommend to famIly and friends. In fact, I purchased “Demon Spawn” purely because of how much I enjoyed “Dead Living” and you didn’t disappoint with that either. That can be saved for another post though. Congrats on signing with Permuted Press and I seriously look forward to reading more of your future writings Glenn!

    Thanks again!
    David Snider

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      Thanks, David. :) I appreciate the compliments.

      I have no doubt I’ll revisit the dead world once again. I don’t know if I want to follow Aaron again, or perhaps another cast of characters. I could see plots that could go plenty of places.

      I didn’t think about people having Dead Living already getting the Permuted Press version. That would be pretty cool. :) I know myself I’m gonna get a few copies and hand them out to people.

  3. Anita McCurry   •  

    Hi Glenn,

    Congratulations on your success for a deserved recognition of your talented writing skills and a formal publishing of “Dead Living” and a possible future movie of the book.

    I read in your post that you may write a sequel, but without Aaron as a main character. I must admit that I was very disappointed at the concept that Aaron would not continue to carry the torch of humanity and hope in a world filled with disparity.

    I am a daily avid, ravenous reader of books. I have read more than I can count. Out of all of the books I have read there are few exceptions that I can re-call the plot of the book, must less the name of the main character. Your book “Dead Living” is one of those rare exceptions where the plot and the main character Aaron became unforgettable. There are many zombie books written and while some may entertain, very few are unique with an added twist of both sweet and bitter originality. A sequel without Aaron is a gamble that could prove to be very successful, or it could become a failure struggling in the shadows of the original cast of characters (Aaron, Sam, etc…) to capture the readers attention and devotion as a fan base to buy a future series. To me a successful series is one that may change in settings or struggles of adversity, but the main character/characters persevere taking the fan base on unforgettable journeys of imagination. I guess what I’m really trying to say here is, if it is not broken don’t fix it, and your book is not broken; in contrast, you have created a rare jewel in the form of a book. Ride the waves of success with Aaron and his band of survivors until your inspiration or desire to continue the story have ceased.

    I would love to see a movie based on the book “Dead Living.” I read where you mentioned it was not an action filled book, but I beg to differ with you on that point. The scenes leading up to the birth of Aaron in the hospital prior to Aron’s birth were heart pounding. The scenes in the town where his father and those he called his family were killed was heart wrenching and hauntingly scary as the dead attacked in mass. There does not have to be a zombie encounter behind every closed door or lurking in every dark shadow to define action filled. In contrast, a great writer allows the readers imagination to continue creating past the written action scenes to fear what is waiting hungry in the darkness. You achieved that with “Dead Living.” “Dead Living” is an adrenalin page turner, my imagination was in overdrive, once I picked it up, I could not put the book down. I have re-read it several times to enjoy it again, something I rarely do. A movie has the potential to become a series based upon the foundations of a series of books. However, following fans of a series want to continue their journey with the same cast of characters to discover their fates.

    You are a talented and inspiring writer and I wish for you a continued long, very successful writing career.

    Sincerely,

    Anita McCurry

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      Oh wow. Thank you for such kind words. I’m almost speechless.

      I’ve had a few ideas about where I could take Aaron and Samantha, but I admit, it’s not enough to form a whole story. At least not yet. :) One of the problems I had with Dead Living was I had trouble creating “danger” for Aaron. So I created human danger, put his family in danger, etc. I’m not sure if I could pull off those same tricks in a sequel. Believe me, though, my mind is racing. I have a few other books to write, but I’m dying to get back to zombies again.

      It’s awesome to hear that you remember the characters, Aaron and Sam. That’s the one thing I always try to do, create memorable characters. I’m not the best at writing females (being male might have something to do with it), but I don’t think I’ve topped Sam yet (Victoria from my other novels comes close). And I loved Aaron’s character, just the little nuances he had, being unaffected in a dead world.

      I think Dead Living definitely has some cool scenes that would work great in film. :) I’m glad you found the death of Aaron’s family haunting. That was the feel I was going for, but that scene doesn’t seem to stick with people. I originally planned to start the story right with Aaron, and tell the story of the “outbreak” through flashbacks. But I wanted the readers to get to know Aaron’s family, and be upset when they got killed.

      Again, thank you for the kind words.

  4. Joan   •  

    I have loved all four of them. I would love a sequel to any of them. Just keep writing!

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      I never thought I was much of a sequel guy. I usually wrote one thing, then moved on. But if things go well, it looks like Demonspawn will “spawn” (hahaahha) at least 3 other books (One is out now, A Witch to Live). And I really want to get back to zombies. But to hear you liked all 4 books is awesome. :) Thank you much.

  5. Daniel   •  

    Hey Glenn

    I read all of your books and it left me with an addiction for more any new books coming or books you can recemend!

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      I’m working on a new book now, titled “Jack Kursed”. I think I’m about halfway done now, but it’ll be a few more months still, I imagine.

      I haven’t done too much reading lately. When I go into “write” mode, I don’t read as much, and vice versa. You can check out my Goodreads profile for some good books. Origin by Konrath is good. For horror, you can never go wrong with Richard Laymon or Bentley Little.

      I’m dying to find my copy of The Wolf’s Hour. I might tackle werewolves sometime, and that is an amazing werewolf book.

  6. Zack   •  

    Hey, I’ve read and loved every book of yours that I can find, and finding out about this one and being unable to read it is killing me.

    So I just have to ask, when do you think it’ll be available again?

    And please keep writing.

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      I’m honestly not sure, I’m told later in the year. :) The editing is done, and now it’s awaiting artwork. If I get any kind of release date information I’ll definitely post it.

  7. Daniel Yarbrough   •  

    I found this on the kindle app last year, loved it. I’ve never forgotten the characters or the tragedy from which Aaron was born. I think it would make a fantastic film, make a screenplay! I just read it again today and it’s still as good as I remember. Write more zombies!!! That’s all I wanted to say (-:

  8. Glenn Bullion   •     Author

    Actually, it is getting the screenplay treatment. :)

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