S.G. Browne is the author of I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, a follow-up to his 2009 novel Breathers: A Zombies Lament. Here Browne discusses his new book and how it relates to its predecessor:
How does the leader of a failed zombie civil rights movement from California rescue a group of his undead brethren and help a lonely Breather girl as he hides from a band of medical researchers while disguised as Santa Claus? If you’ve never believed in Christmas miracles, then you probably wouldn’t understand.
I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus is my Christmas-themed zombie novella that comes in at just under 200 pages. A sequel to my debut novel Breathers, it picks up nearly a year later with Andy Warner, the hero of Breathers, behind held in a zombie research facility in Portland, OR. With the help of PETZ (People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies), he and the other zombie guinea pigs escape, only to have most of them rounded up by zombie handlers. Andy manages to get away and disguises himself by donning a Santa costume, but before he can figure out his next move, he’s mistaken for the real Santa by a nine-year-old girl from a broken home who is looking for something to believe in.
Unlike most zombie novels, my zombies are sentient and the main protagonists, so you get more smart zombies and less stupid humans. But don’t let the title fool you. While there is some requisite zombie mayhem, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus is more like Miracle on 34th Street…only with decomposing corpses.
If you want to learn more about I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, you can visit www.sgbrowne.com.