About My So-Called Death:
Just because you don't have a pulse doesn't mean you can't be perky.
One second, freshman Karen Vera's on top of the most fabulous cheer pyramid ever. The next, she's lying on the pavement with seriously unflattering cranial damage. Freakishly alive without a pulse, Karen learns that she's a genetically undead zombie.
Suddenly, Karen's non-life is an epic disaster. She's forced to attend a boarding school for the "death-challenged," her roommate is a hateful wannabe-Goth weirdo, and she's chowing down on animal brains every day to prevent rot (um, ew?). Even worse, someone is attacking students and harvesting their brains for a forbidden dark ritual. And it might be the hottest guy at DEAD High, the one who makes Karen's non-beating heart flutter!
Armed with a perky smile and killer fashion sense, it's up to Karen to track down the brain snatcher and save her fellow students from certain zombie death.
Stacey Jay is a workaholic with three pen names, and a sick sense of humor. She loves creepies, crawlies, and of course, romance. What would a zombie novel--or any novel--be without kisses that make your toes tingle?
Stacey has been a full time writer since 2005 and can't think of anything she'd rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, and waiter.
NEW writing advice in five words or less.
Don't go to bed angry.
What's the last book you read?
MADAPPLE, by Christina Meldrum. She's a brilliant author (and obviously a brilliant, highly educated person).
Top 5 songs from your book's playlist, or just what you've been listening to lately.
MY SO-CALLED DEATH didn't have a play list, but I've been getting into writing with musical inspiration a lot more in the past year. My 2011 book with Delacorte, JULIET IMMORTAL, started with music and grew into words. Here are a few from that:
LOVE STORY by Taylor Swift
CHECK YES JULIET by We the Kings
ROMEO AND JULIET by the Indigo Girls
HELLO covered by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
I'M YOURS by Jason Mraz
Thanks for swiftly indulging our curiosity, Stacey!