Fiction, Dystopia, Zombie
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In the Author's Words // A virulent human “rabies” epidemic sweeps across the planet, infecting nearly the entire world within a few short months. Those who manage to avoid the initial outbreak are prey to the crazed, violent Infected who roam the cities and countryside. Power grids fail, communications break down, food supplies dwindle, and even fellow uninfected humans can’t be trusted. Survival becomes nearly impossible, maintaining one’s humanity, even harder. Two and a half years later a journal is found atop the spire of the Seattle Space Needle. The contents tell of one man’s experiences in this nightmare existence.
The story itself is somewhat of contemporary ‘zombiefied’ homage to the film The Outlaw Josey Wales, in that the narrator is a man just trying to survive in a broken-down world. Along the way, the reluctant hero finds himself saddled with an assortment of characters who he wants no part of, but eventually comes to realize they have become a family to him. This is Book One in his Days of Death trilogy.
About the Author // Ellingsen has been featured as a self-defense instructor in numerous self-defense training DVDs. He has written six screenplays and produced eight feature films in his career. He is currently developing this book into a motion picture, which is slated to go into production in 2013.
Net Minds Assessment // Dystopia and zombies are hot genres in publishing today, and this book is a bridge to both. Alice Sullivan signed on as editor in June. The manuscript will likely be done in November. The movie tie in potential gives the book strong upside for partners who take a profit sharing position in the book. Ray’s team produced a stunning book trailer to support the launch!
Ideal Partner Qualities and Styles // I personally feel that working on any creative venture requires a unique blend of technical expertise, commitment, and a childlike sense of wonder. The people I would like to partner with should relate to those same qualities on some level. The bottom line is that everyone needs to make a living (money), but I have found (working in the motion picture industry) that if you partner with people who have the same vision and passion for what they're doing as you do, the financial exit strategy part always comes together in the end.
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