Book Description

Dead, but Not for Long by Matthew Kinney & Lesa Kinney Anders

The Indie Book of the Day for 30th of April, 2013!

Genre: Horror, Dystopian

When the first outbreaks occurred, the reports were quickly stifled. By the time the dead began to walk in Lansing, Michigan, it was already too late to stop the plague. 

In the heart of the city, a child with cancer and her caretaker risk their lives to help a security guard and a nurse secure an old hospital. 

As the survivors struggle to stay alive, the grid begins to fail. 

All the while, the dead fight to get inside.

* * *

As the world crumbles around them, Keith, Lindsey, Jack and a handful of other hospital employees fight to keep their patients alive. Will they work together and become a community or will it all fall apart as different personalities collide? 

There is Eric Wapowski, the hospital security guard who is more of a hindrance than a help; Dr. Doune, brain surgeon and sociopath, who has been tasked with the job of researching the plague; and Autumn McAllister, a nine-year-old cancer patient who is old beyond her years.

When Snake and his gang of bikers find out about the hospital, will they want it for themselves? As the city is left to burn, will those that stay be able to make a stand against the ever-growing legion of dead closing in on them? 

Dead, but Not for Long is sometimes dark, but there are moments of levity and a message of hope as well as a few surprises along the way. It is not a book about skilled fighters with state-of-the-art weapons, but ordinary people thrust into the darkest of circumstances. 

What will they do to stay alive?

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

Read Sample

Matthew Kinney:

Matthew was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. After spending some time in New York and Virginia, his family finally settled down in the desert Southwest where he spent the remainder of his childhood.

As a young adult, Matthew decided to drop out of college in order to pursue a life of masonry and beer drinking, both of which seemed to come natural to him. A decade later, he decided these habits were beginning to wear on his health, so he eased up on the masonry.

When Matthew got married, his loving wife persuaded him that it would be in his best interest to stop drinking like a fish and find a different hobby. After several trips to the ER to get his fingers unglued, Matthew came to the conclusion that building model airplanes was too dangerous. He decided to take up writing and has had several essays published in respectable periodicals. The most popular was a letter to the editor of a local newspaper demanding that a certain speed bump be removed. He was quite sure it would have garnered more attention if Marla Pickens hadn’t hogged the limelight with the recipe for her famous tuna casserole.

Matthew owes a great debt of gratitude to his wife and son who, after reading the rough draft of “Dead, but Not for Long,” begged him not to quit his day job. Also, Matthew is indebted to his sister and co-author for the constructive criticism throughout the writing of the aforementioned book. The constant utterance of, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read” helped to hone Matthew’s writing skills and condition him for even the toughest reviewers.

Having thoroughly enjoyed the abuse he endured co-writing his first full length novel, he is now working on a sequel. He has also written a novella, “Eric the Zombie Slayer,” based on the sometimes loved, sometimes loathed security guard from his first novel. Matthew hopes to continue writing well into the afterlife.

Lesa Kinney Anders:

Lesa Kinney Anders was born in central Michigan and was later dragged by her parents to Nevada, where she still resides with her husband and the youngest of her four children. She has also lived in New York, Virginia and Colorado.

When her childhood dreams of becoming a lion tamer failed to come to fruition, she settled for the equally dangerous field of accounting, having been convinced by an old Monty Python skit that it would be exciting. It wasn’t. She is currently employed as the controller for a research and development company.

Lesa has been writing for years and has several mostly-finished manuscripts tucked safely away on her computer. She is currently working on a fantasy novel as well as the sequel to “Dead, but Not for Long.”

She enjoys reading, drawing, photography, camping, traveling and martial arts and has a black belt in Taekwondo.

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