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About R S Merritt
Living in a lighthouse as a child led me early to a love of reading. Despite what you may have been told the life of a lighthouse keeper's son is not all Glamour and Parties. There's a lot of time when there really isn't much to do besides wonder if the fog horn has finally made you deaf or watch your dad pull fishing lures out of different parts of people bodies. (You'd be amazed!)
I read. I read a lot. We had a 'reading caterpillar' around the room at my school where every time you read a book you put your name on your color paper and hung it up. The teacher had to give me two colors because it was looking more like a worm than a caterpillar. I devoured CS Lewis before moving on to Tolkien. Reading has continued to be a big part of my life. I've moved into Alternative Realities by guys like Stirling and my guilty pleasure is Zombie novels. I can't seem to get enough of them!
I like reading about the extremes people will go to to survive. The ones who can rise above the rest and keep their sense of right and wrong. When humanity crumbles around them these flawed heroes stand tall and try to make their way. They go from struggling to pay the phone bill to struggling to keep themselves and others alive. I like to see how this either hardens or breaks them. I think these stories speak at a very primal level. I enjoy the journey greatly as I get to tag along seeing how the survivors manage and how the experience forges them into something more than they were.
I look forward to sharing the journey with you all!
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An ancient tomb is unearthed live on cable TV after months of hype. It's billed as the archeological equivalent of Shark Week. The actual footage takes a turn no one ever expected. Those minutes of footage will be combed over by governments worldwide seeking to understand what horror came out of that tomb.
They watched the news for weeks as an infection spread quickly across the globe. The videos posted online of people ripping into each other like cannibals on PCP were unreal. The support from the authorities was a joke. No one had a plan in place for this. At least not a plan that involved saving everyone...
Join a tight knit family of outcasts who'll do anything for one another as they battle their way through this freak show. A reality where might makes right and the only thing worse than running out of food and water is running out of ammunition.
If you enjoy Post Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction please check out these other works by R S Merritt:
Please enjoy the Zournal!
Book 1 - "It all started"
Book 2 - "Cruising The 'Poc"
Book 3 - "Scorched Earth"
Book 4 - "Reap What You Sow"
Book 5 - "Feeling Lucky?"
Book 6 - "The Final Countdown"
For more Zombie Entertainment
Check out the Zombies! series
Book 1: "A Small World"
Book 2: "Against the Current"
Book 3: "Violence Solves Everything"
Book 4: "Nowhere to Hide"
Book 5: "Greater Love Hath No Man"
Book 6: "Hold the Line"
Book 7: "Still Standing"
Make sure the wall you're against is solid enough to keep the monsters out.
Against this backdrop of universal despair Yue, Drew, and LeBron struggle to navigate the currents of pandemic politics while still doing their best to help humanity survive. Assisted by the remnants of the US Military as well as the infamous Suicide Squad they do their best to fight the good fight. Guided by a strong sense of right and wrong instilled in the three of them by their late parents they're unable to just walk away.
Join them as they once again step up to the plate. It's the bottom of the ninth and bases are loaded with two outs already. The odds are stupid at this point. This trio still has to come up with the courage to swing for the fences though.
Fast paced and written with an eye for detail. You'll really be able to see yourself with the characters in this story. Fighting the fight along with them. Experience Zombies!
Zombies! Book 2: Against The Current now available on Amazon
Zombies! Book 3: Violence Solves Everything
Zombies! Book 4: Nowhere to Hide
Zombies! Book 5: Greater Love Hath No Man
Zombies! Book 6: Hold the Line
With more time to roam the infectious menace of the crawlerz continues to spread to every corner of the continent. It won't be long until nowhere is really safe. With their strange powers and superhuman strength growing daily the crawlerz are poised to completely annihilate the human race. If not in this lifetime then certainly in the dwindling of future generations. Huddled in wretched little holes. Terrified to venture out into the world once the sun sets. Picking away at the slowly shrinking mountains of MREs and canned spam humanity will eventually cease to exist.
Unless they stand up now to the tyrannical cowards supposedly charged with protecting the people there may not be a people left for the corrupt politicians to exploit. Drew, Yue and LeBron are confronted with impossible choices in this third release in the crawlerz series. Do they choose the easy path or take the one through the mountain pass where the slightest misstep could leave them buried in an avalanche?
Join their journey to see.
This is the third book in the crawlerz series.
The infected are getting stronger. Warlords are rising up to carve off sections of the country for themselves. Amidst all of this chaos a trio of siblings stand tall. Aligned with a key group of power players in this apocalyptic setting they work to weave back together the tapestry of a fragile nation. At the end of the day they just want to be able to go to bed at night without worrying if they're going to still be alive by morning. The things that would've worn down most people only serve to sharpen their edge.
A new threat emerges from the hordes of the infected. Monsters who can manipulate the other crawlerz. Monsters who can break the minds of the people trying to survive behind closed doors. This new threat may well signal the beginning of the end for the human race.
This is book 6 of the Crawlerz series.
Follow along in book 4 of the crawlerz series as they try to make a meaningful difference. They commit to a goal of carving out enough safe space that people can start leading semi-normal lives again within a generation or two.
Even if it is a bit like trying to drain the ocean with a soup spoon...
If you enjoy adventure and horror mixed together then check out the Zombies! series for a Dystopian journey through a post-apocalyptic world gone mad.
This is Book 3 of the Zombies! Series. It is highly advised to start with Book 1 as these book are intended to be read in order.