Blind Hunger, published in 2011 by Dark Moon Books, was my first full-length novel. It started as a National Novel Writing Month winner (NaNoWriMo) in 2007, and, after an extensive edit between 2007 and 2009, was accepted for publication by Dark Moon Books in 2010.
The story began with a concept: what would happen if all the adults became zombies and children had to survive the zombiegheddon?
In the small town of Greendale, some devoted scientists have been working hard to end world hunger by combining nanytes (microscopic robots) with friendly plant bacteria to prolong the fruit-stage of vegetable plants. The trouble is, their plan to save the world had unintended results, and now all the adults–all the parents, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and more–have transformed into black-eyed, screeching zombie monsters shambling after what is now their only source of food: the town’s children.
Join jock Bryan, senior Rachel, gothic Kiley, rebel Max, and child-genius Sage as they fight back against the horde of undead adults in an effort to survive a single day amidst the walking dead–many of whom were recently their parents.
“The Warehouse” is the much anticipated novella paraquel to Blind Hunger. Originally serialized in four successive issues of Dark Moon Digest, this story follows the story of Sage’s best friend, Amanda, as she makes her way to the grocery distribution warehouse with a band of unarmed children against the same flesh-eating zombie-adult throng as the cast of characters in the novel. As readers of Blind Hunger know, the survivors of that fateful day are making their way to the warehouse where Amanda and her crew are holed up–the question is, what will the gang find when they get there?
A novella is a shorter novel. This story is about a quarter the length of a full novel. It is available serialized in print in issues 6 through 9 of Dark Moon Digest, or as an exclusive ebook download to your Nook, Kindle, or other mobile device.
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“All-Consuming Hunger of Love” is an homage to H.P. Lovecraft published in Dark Moon Digest, Volume 3.
This story follows Maggie Cron, the new widow of her beloved Robert, as she tries to come to grips with the untimely and violent death of her one and only true love. Shaken to the core by his death, she becomes single-minded in her mission to bring him back. She uses her disposable income to traverse the world, seeking the answer to her all-consuming question of resurrection in the only place she can imagine she will find it: the world’s oldest libraries.
Through a stroke of apparent luck, she stumbles into an abandoned library named Miskatonic and finds just the book she was looking for–but every prize has a price. Some pay the price with sweat, others with blood.
“Every Time a Bell Rings” tells the a story placed in one of the most fascinating and short-lived settings of pre-Victorian history: The Waiting Mortuary.
“Under My Skin” is the first short story in this anthology of twisted zombie love tales. In this story, a young woman becomes obsessed with a woman she encounters in a bookstore. She stalks her for days and ultimately follows her to her home, ready to show her just how devoted is her undying love. Only, she lets the bookstore woman under her skin and things go very, very wrong.
“Change Is Good” is a nonfiction essay about a relationship with a female-to-male transgendered partner. The essay explores the complexities of relating to a person who, through no fault of his own, is deeply disconnected from his own body.
The anthology, Trans-Kin, is the winner of the ‘Gay and Lesbian: Non-Fiction’ category of the 2013 International Book Awards, and is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs). The essays in this book are powerful, enlightening, and eye-opening. Araminta is a member of the GLBTQ community and a firm advocate for trans-identified and GLBQ youth.