Stacey Jay is a workaholic with three pen names, four kids, and a decidedly macabre sense of humor. She loves zombies, creepies, crawlies, blood, guts, gore, and of course, romance. YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME is her debut paranormal YA novel.
“Welcome to your after-death session. My name is Megan. May I have your name, last name first?”
How could anyone not love a book with those lines in it? YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME is busting with dark humor – my favorite kind. And I've got good news: there's a sequel. UNDEAD MUCH? is scheduled for release in 2010. Yay!
Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler … which means she helps the dead “settle,” not that she’s out settling new zombie frontiers. But rather than acting as on-call part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people, Megan wants to be normal – you know, make the dance squad, go to homecoming, hang out with her best friend. But someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and unless Megan decides to embrace her Settler spirit, homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party--the bloody kind.
Advice for writers in 5 words or less.
Read, practice, read, practice, repeat.
Pick three words to go on your tombstone.
Fun. Determined. Compassionate.
What's your favorite childhood Halloween costume?
Conehead in 8th grade. Embarrassing, yet fabulous.
Who do you wish you could meet, living or dead?
Eleanor Roosevelt. Doesn't she seem like she was the coolest woman?
Yes, three. "Sugar Foot," my childhood nickname, on my left ankle. A sun and a moon kissing on my right hip and a lotus flower on my neck. And I want more … but I think the hubs is going to cut me off, lol.
Top 5 songs most played on your iPod or in your brain radio.
"In Over My Head," by The Fray
"Love Story," by Taylor Swift
The Wii fit song that goes with the advanced step segment
"Disturbia," by Rihanna
Anything by Fleetwood Mac.
Thanks for indulging our curiosity, Stacey!