Monthly Archives: December 2009

From Today’s Issue of Publishers Weekly

“By Rachel Deahl — Publishers Weekly, 12/14/2009

HC Goes Undead in Paris

Tara Weikum at HarperCollins pre-empted world English rights, in a three-book deal, to a new zombie series by debut author Amy Plum. The first book, Sleepwalking, follows a 16-year-old who, after losing her parents, is cast off from her Brooklyn life to live with grandparents in Paris. There she meets, and falls for, a French teen named Vincent, who just happens to be a zombie. Dystel & Goderich’s Stacey Glick, who sold the book, said the series introduces a new kind of zombie mythology in which the undead are “re-animated humans”—they look just like us—and don’t feast on brains but, instead, carry out special missions. She said the Hollywood pitch for the book would be: “Twilight…in Paris…with zombies.” HC is planning Sleepwalking for summer 2011.” READ MORE…



Have you ever gone through a period of your life where it felt like you were sleepwalking? Like you were living in a dream…or accidentally stepped into an alternate universe? If you are human (and I’m assuming that most of you are) then I’m sure you have.

There are the negative sleepwalking periods: remember the break-up from your first true love? The deception you felt after you discovered that one of your heroes was not who you thought they were? The first time, as an adult, that someone close to you died?

I remember. And each time, the initial shock was followed by the dream days, days where I looked at everything around me like I was seeing it for the first time. Days where the air felt like water and I was swimming through the eternal minutes until I could (hopefully) drift off and away to a better place within my sleeping subconsciousness. READ MORE…