Zombie Haiku

Last Saturday was a great day, and it all started with the Zombie Apocalypse at the Provo Library. Okay, okay, so it wasn’t a real zombie apocalypse, but horror authors Jonathan Maberry and Susan Beth Pfeffer sat down for brunch with students of the Provo School District, then fielded texts from the audience. I may never forget Susan’s response to “What is the one thing you would want to have in the Zombie Apocalypse?” Wow.

After the presentation, I got to join forces with award-winning author (and all around nice guy) Chris Crowe. Chris spent four months writing a new zombie haiku each morning, and he brought this writing exercise to the Teen Book Fest. Chris helped students come up with their own zombie-themed haiku, and I got to help students illustrate their zombies.

A big thanks to the Provo Library, Chris Crowe, and to the Provo School district for making survival fun!

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Also: congratulations to local comics-maker, Spencer Hawkes, who was the sole survivor of the Provo Dragon’s Keep’s “24 Hour Comics Day” challenge, where he wrote and drew 24 pages in 24 hours. You can read part 1, 2 and 3 of his comic here.

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