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Published on October 15th, 2012 | by Greg


Zombie Cat: Tale of a Decomposing Kitty

It’s not yet Hal­loween. But it’s get­ting fright­ful­ly close! We’ve been pick­ing ap­ples and vis­it­ing pump­kin patch­es, prepar­ing cos­tumes and plan­ning vis­its to haunt­ed hous­es. Hor­ror movies are on the big screen, and fall is def­i­nite­ly in the air. And what would the sea­son be with­out a creepy book to read as well? It might not be quite as manda­to­ry as trick-or-treat­ing, but a good scary sto­ry is a pret­ty im­por­tant au­tum­nal in­gre­di­ent.

Zom­bie Cat: Tale of a De­com­pos­ing Kit­ty, is a new, dark­ly hu­mor­ous adult il­lus­trat­ed book that takes on the zom­bie apoc­a­lypse and tells the tale of a do­mes­ti­cat­ed cat who joins the le­gions of the un­dead. But the cat, named Tid­dles, has an own­er who isn’t (yet) a zom­bie… and has no par­tic­u­lar de­sire to be. Writ­ten by Is­abel Ather­ton and il­lus­trat­ed by Bethany Strak­er, this is a cute gift- though with a fair­ly par­tic­u­lar au­di­ence.

Cat lovers prob­a­bly won’t rel­ish the idea of see­ing their kit­tens in quite such a sad state. And folks with­out a cer­tain de­gree of fe­line af­fec­tion might not be drawn in. So you have to be a zom­bie-lover, first and fore­most, and prefer­ably one with a dark sense of hu­mor and a pet you se­cret­ly, or not so se­cret­ly, hate. Gory, grue­some, and with an end­ing that left us a bit scared for hu­man­i­ty, it’s a quick read… if you have braaaaains. Avail­able now, for un­der $10.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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