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About Sylvester Barzey
Hey Survivor! My name is Sylvester Barzey and I am a best selling horror and fantasy author. I grew up in Bronx, NY, lived in the smallest state in the country for a while and then transplanted to Lawrence, GA.
I’m a military veteran with an addiction to all things horror. My overall goal is to shine a spotlight on BIPOC characters within the horror/fantasy genre. From a young age I was obsessed with horror movies, mostly slashers. The mythos of the “Final Girl” trope was always something that appealed to me. The act of taking someone and watching them overcome the greatest odds to be the ultimate survivor has been a strong attraction to the horror for me.
But, what I didn’t realize growing up was all these survivors were White. Seeing only one type of person rise, builds blocks within people’s minds, it causes them to think that surviving is a trait only in one race, which is far from the truth. The Black community (Black Women for sure) have survival built into their DNA. History has shown us that overcoming great odds is something Black people have always done.
Being that I couldn’t find the final girls I was looking for (There are some don’t get me wrong and they are amazing), I set out to create them. I want to produce Black heroes who overcome world shattering events and rise above them. My goal is for people to say Catherine Briggs’ name in the same breath as they say Sidney Prescott and Laurie Strode. It’s my mission to change horror so that my children can look at it and see themselves as survivors.
I love The Golden Girls
I wonder what people taste like
I hate the snow
My Top Five Movies Are:
Scream, Candyman, Day of The Dead, Train To Busan & Mulan
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Scared to death
Scared to look
They shook… and that might get them killed!
The nation he once fought for, has fallen. The woman he once loved, is gone. The dead have risen and all Robert Briggs has left is a few bullets and a broken family to protect.
After losing his wife on day one of the outbreak, Robert and his young son, Jordan, have battled their way through the war zone that is Georgia to unite with his brother and elderly mother in Savannah. When a group of heavily armed men with a hero complex, come to town, Robert is forced to decide between keeping his people & family safe or pulling the future of America free from the bloodthirsty teeth of the infected.
In this world blood is most definitely thicker than water and far more valuable than anyone would expect.
The war against the dead kicks off here in this one-shot novel from the Planet Dead universe. If you're looking for a non-stop action horror, then The Briggs Boys Mix Tape is a must read.
This Book Contains:
- Mature Language
- Violence Against The Elderly
- Blood & Gore
If you love "Dread Nation" "Z-Nation" "Black Summer" "Resident Evil" "Zombie Fallout" and "Slow Burn" Then you will love this series!
This is a free stand alone book In The Planet Dead Series
Planet Dead 2: Patient Zero
Planet Dead 3: Promise Land
Are All Available in eBook & Paperback
They built a wall to keep everyone out, but now the US is locked in with no way to escape. Will Catherine survive a nation overrun by the undead?
In a Post-Apocalyptic America, Army veteran Catherine Briggs feels like she’s on borrowed time. Holed up in an abandoned house as people die in the streets and rise up again as flesh-eating monsters, the lone woman has almost given up hope of finding her son and husband live. But her temporary safety shatters when she hears someone screaming at her door for help with zombies hot on their heels.
Quickly letting the clueless sorority girl inside and gunning down the ugly creatures, the reluctant hero allows the hapless blonde to come along on the search for her family. But a harrowing journey filled with killer clowns, plague-ridden cities, and a sometimes-infuriating companion brings Catherine closer and closer to being eaten alive…
Can she track her loved ones through a land infested with gory mayhem?
Planet Dead is the action-packed first book in the Planet Dead zombie horror series. If you like badass Black heroines, nightmarish landscapes, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, then you’ll be slayed by Sylvester Barzey’s bloodstained dark comedy.
Buy Planet Dead to jump into a gruesome quest today!
Do you dare?
ALONE TOGETHER BY DAVID SIMPSON
What do you do when there is nowhere left to run?
GONE FISHIN' BY JUSTIN ROBINSON
When the dead rise, the living become the monsters.
THE FESTIVAL BY CHRISTOPHER MAHOOD
A city on lockdown as a nation awaits bloodshed, let the festival begin.
JIMMY BY ARTHUR MONGELLI
Decades of meddling with the food we eat brings about the zombie apocalypse, ordinary people struggle to survive.
THE FORT BY MICHAEL WHITEHEAD
When sanctuary becomes a prison, all you can do is fight.
ADAM BY SYLVESTER BARZEY
Some families aren't worth dying for.
A PEACEFUL TOWN BY JEREMY DYSON
He promised to keep her safe from the dead, but no place is safe anymore.
THE UNDEAD POOL: THE ZOMBIE NIGHT BY DEREK AILES
Superheroes battle the living dead in the ultimate spoof of the comic book universe.
ZOMBIE EXTERMINATORS BY GRIVANTE
Two brothers saving the world one job at a time!
THE HORROR AT ROSWELL MILLS BY MICHAEL PEIRCE
When the newly formed Combined Ops South took a long look at her vigilante operations, 'Captain Alice' was quickly invited to integrate her 'Posse' with the State Defense Forces.
BEFORE SAFE HAVEN: LOSING THE BATTLE BY CHRISTOPHER ARTINIAN
There is no greater weapon than the will to fight for the ones you love.
ON THE ROCKS BY E.E. ISHERWOOD
MORNING OF THE LIVING DEAD BY MARK CUSCO AILES
Creating zombies for a theme park isn't an awesome idea when the zombies escape from the Zombie Park.
DEFENSELESS: A STORY OF DEATH & DECAY BY R. L. BLALOCK
As the zombies rise, 6-year-old Dylan must face a frightening new world alone.
TO THE HILLS BY T. D. RICKETTS
A real live zombie apocalypse!
WHEN I GROW UP, I WON'T BE BY BREA BEHN
What if you knew you'd never make it to 18?
FALLEN BY JESSICA GOMEZ
Shh... don't make a sound.
BRAIN WAVES BY JULIEN SAINDON
Better living through dead electronics.
DAMAGED GOODS BY SAMIE SANDS
There's only one rule: don't get bit!
AVERY BY VALERIE LIOUDIS
Trapped in a world with the undead, Avery looks to control it by filling her space with treasures, leading her to risk her life for useless garbage.
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD BY CHARLES INGERSOLL
God made Man. Man made monsters.
Catherine Briggs survived a zombie outbreak, a bombing and lets not forget the cannibalistic circus, but all that was a cake walk compared to her new troubles. Accompanied by two survivors from the Atlanta bombing, Catherine has traveled to the cold post-apocalyptic waste land of New Orleans in hopes of finding her family and the monster known as Tennessee. A helping hand from a group of NOLA survivors, drops her first and only lead into her lap, Christian Fidel, the sole survivor from the original outbreak in Texas. Christian has finally escaped his CDC kidnappers and only wants to make his way back home. At odds about who's mission is more important, our heroes are forced to put all their differences aside, because New Orleans has its own problems. Since the start of the outbreak, children have been going missing and the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, is on the hunt for the animal that's taking her city's youth. Catherine has to prove that she's not the serial killer the city's been looking for, all while figuring out if her helping hand, is really the sinful palm of The Devil of Bourbon Street.
You thought your year sucked...welcome to The Promise Land, where many enter, but none leave.
This series contains: Mature Language Blood & Gore Sexual Violence Violence Against Children Violence
If You Love Dread Nation, Z-Nation, Black Summer, Resident Evil, Zombie Fallout, and Slow Burn, Then You'll Love This Series!
This Is Book Three In The Planet Dead Series Planet Dead Planet Dead 2: Patient Zero Available in eBook, Kindle Unlimited &Paperback
In Austin, TX, Christian Fidal is coming to terms with a car accident that killed his father and placed his little brother in a coma. Chris just wants to leave the real world behind, but is forced by his office crush Trinity and his cousin Hector to go to the hotel's holiday party. What was meant to be a fun night turns into a fight for their lives when a mysterious virus quickly starts claiming victims within the grand walls of the Eastman Hotel, but when these victims die, they don't stay dead. Confusion is spreading just as fast as the virus but one man knows exactly what's going on, because he's the cause of it all and the Eastman is just his first stop on his infectious North American tour, up next is Mexico. The race is on to stop this modern day Tyhopid Mary from bringing North America to it's knees. If you're looking for gory, action-packed excitement, and horror, then this book is a must read!
It's The Office meets The Walking Dead! Sylvester Barzey brings you the continuation of the zombie thrill ride known as Planet Dead!
This series contains: Mature Language Blood & Gore Sexual Violence Violence
If You Love Dread Nation, Z-Nation, Black Summer, Resident Evil, Mexican Gothic, and Slow Burn, Then You'll Love This Series!
This Is Book Two In The Planet Dead Series Planet Dead Planet Dead 3: Promise Land Available in eBook, Kindle Unlimited &Paperback
The Reanimated Writers is a group of indie zombie fiction authors on Facebook. The Reanimated Rumble was a competion that was posted weekly within The Reanimated Writers Zombie Fiction Fan Group, and the fans got to vote for the story they liked best. The twist? No one knew who wrote the stories until the votes were counted. This kind of blind competition allowed new authors to go head to head with seasoned vets without the fear of a fan base coming in to move that author along. Only the stories mattered.
This is the competition match by match and even includes some bonus stories.
Teen fans of a Rock n’ Roll God go on a hunt for a lost song that even the Devil doesn’t want found. A woman builds a trap for a deadly serial killer with the help of a Doctor, who is skilled in the art of madness… these are just some of the tales of terror that are waiting for you deep in the blood soaked pages of “Stitches”
Sylvester Barzey has scoured the darkest reaches of his mind and ripped his favorite twisted tales from five anthologies to create this one collection of genre blended horror. Stitches is one collection that won't only get under your skin it will bury itself in your flesh! The five tales that make up this collection are:
- Blood Note (First Published In Descent Into Darkness)
- Lisa (First Published In 7 Sins Of The Apocalypse)
- Unfit (First Published In Mad Like Me)
- Adam (First Published In Undead Worlds)
- Shades Of Blue (First Published In Voices Of Romance)
Go beyond your comfort zone and find out what's really under your skin.
Read "Stitches" today!
This Collection Contains Subject Matter Such As:
Harm To Children
Featuring these stories
Charlie's Imagination by Jack Kelly
Section 8 by Michael Peirce
Invisible Disabilities by Kevin Phillips
The Lies of Dr. Benson by Grivante
Ghayz (Wrath) by Jamie Northam
Just Plain Crazy by Sylvia Freeman
Fugue States by Valerie Lioudis
Silent Madness by T.D. Ricketts
Three Day Weekend by Ryk Brink
Mist on the Moors by T.D. Ricketts
Cracked Faces by Harold Delaney
The Speed of Boredom by Jon Cronshaw
Unfit by Sylvester Barzey
A Dog Named Eee by Stan Faryna
The Phillips House by Arthur Mongelli
The Maddening by Richard Restucci
Prantagonism by Javan Bonds
Lost Soul by T.D. Ricketts
Murder and monsters...
Demons and forces of evil...
Ghosts and urban legends...
Dive into the darkness with twenty tales of terror that will keep you awake long after the lights go out.
A horror anthology featuring several best-selling and award-winning authors from around the globe, "Descent into Darkness" contains a variety of terrifying short stories and novellas.
Baba by Tony Urban
Blood Note by Sylvester Barzey
Nail Gun Glissando by Steve Vernon
The Evil in Devil’s Creek by Paul B. Kohler
What’s Been Keeping Me Awake by Amanda Luzzader
Mark of Perdition by R. L. Blalock
The Sun Makes Me Turn Purple by Gretta Penelope
Send in the Clowns by David J. Schmidt
The Nine Lives of Captain Osborne by E.E. Isherwood
If They Want to Die, Let ‘em by L J Parker
Simon Says by Rachel McClellan
The Door by Delia Rai
Thirteen Horses by C.A. Verstraete
Zombie Apocalypse by Max Lockwood
Fetch by Joe Jackson
Knock, Knock by Cindy Carroll
His Model Son by Brian J.W. Lee
Ascension by G M Sherwin
Through a Dark Wood by Shayne Rutherford
Lock and Key by Patrick Logan
Societies have decayed. Morality barely exists. Feast your eyes upon Seven Sins of The Apocalypse.
Seven fresh tales of the seven deadly sins set in the apocalypse! Seven amazing authors tell seven succulent stories of what the seven deadly sins look like in the apocalypse. Grab this anthology to discover seven fresh looks at your favorite sin, whether it’s Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Sloth, or Wrath.
The authors that contributed their talent to this astounding anthology include: Justin Robinson - Kodiak Dale Drake - Et Ex Diaboli Alice J. Black - Hollow Sanctuary Kate L. Mary - Greed Comes Knocking Jessica Gomez - What Remains Sylvester Barzey - Lisa Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi - The Cuyahogan Mysteries
A young monk is forced to choose between love, secrets and a primal pagan power within her blood.
A Hollywood agent navigates the dangerous secrets behind the charming facade of her newest—and most famous—client.
A young woman sends secret loving glances up a Brooklyn Brownstone towards the woman who’s caught her eye while a cute waitress takes her order.
Voices of Romance is the newest installment from the Voices of Color writing collective, exploring the complexity of navigating romance at the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Focused on the spice of life, Voices of Romance is propelled by variety, making each story as unique as the authors writing them.
Romance is in the air. And in the dark. Are you daring enough to find it?
Welcome to a YA Fantasy like no other.
Welcome to The Realm.
Essence Marie Jones is your everyday run of the mill teenager. She likes partying, listening to Migos and staying up late. But lately, it’s not a Netflix binge that’s keeping Essence awake at night. No, she’s having chilling dreams, the kind that borderline on psychotic. Dreams filled with death and destruction, all at the hands of a black armored knight, who wants Essence as its next victim.
Night terrors are just the start of her problems. Essence’s life gets turned upside down when three mysterious boys begin stalking her, but this isn’t a Lifetime movie or the Vampire Dairies, love is on the back burner, because Essence is the only hope they have to save a magical realm from falling into all out war.
Essence must decide between leaving everything she knows and loves behind or letting a magical world, burn to the ground. Decisions must be made fast, because when the armored boogieman of her nightmares steps into the real world, all bets are off and things become deadly.
“It’s Harry Potter Meets Grown-ish”