Kelsey Bentley grew up on reading and writing, but never believed she could ever accomplish this dream of becoming an author. She grew up in Liverpool, and lives there with her family and pet dog, Rocky – only he isn’t an Irish Wolfhound, but a Jack Russell Terrier.
What inspired you to write your new novel?
I had always loved horror from an early age, but more importantly I had never believed I would ever become a writer so when I finally had a story I wanted to write my book was crafted.
When did your fascination with zombies begin?
At around four years old haha!
What was your hardest chapter to write in your book? Why?
The ending - it was sad for me because I felt my characters were leaving me.
What’s the most surprising thing you learned about yourself as a person while writing ‘A Journey Through The Zombie Apocalypse And I?
Hmm...I think personally I’ve learnt that I’m patient and very determined. Being a writer is a career that you’re often criticized for.
What was the first zombie apocalypse book that you ever read?
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies!
Just curious, do you think we should we be preparing for an apocalypse?
There are already government plans to protect everyone if a zombie apocalypse begins at anytime! Preparing for doomsday however unlikely it may seem may save your life one day!
Who is a creative person (not a writer) who has influenced you and your work?
I don’t really have celebrity influences me - except after reading the 13 reasons why novel it helped me figure out a few points in my own writing! Plus I do really love that show. I do really like music as well.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors reading this interview?
Be yourself, create your stories and remember that eventually good things will come to those who wait!
How can readers connect with you?
People can connect with me and find my book on:
Instagram: @kelsbendo96 @ajttaai
Facebook: A Journey Through The Zombie Apocalypse And I.
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About the book
If you love zombies, why not try a new spin on the folklore with: A Journey Through The Zombie Apocalypse And I...
It all starts with one dream that is almost too disturbing to be not real. An epidemic is about to spread that will cause devastating consequences for everyone. The monsters that we had kept locked away in the deepest crevices of our minds are about to be unleashed.
One family may hold the key in destroying it all. Yet their journey has only just begun: the Curran’s will come across an old rival while discovering new ones. Their heartache will be felt as secrets and lies are unearthed.
Humanity is lost: a few lonely survivors accompany the Curran’s through the apocalypse. People lose themselves trying to fight off the hordes of undead, but the strange thing is that these zombies can reanimate themselves. With their hierarchy system and their beloved Queen leading the way, it is all leading to ill-fated doom…
Time is slowly ticking by. The Curran’s need to escape the falling remains of Britain with their new friends before everything goes up in a plume of smoke…