S.G. Browne

Where Has Scott Been?

While blogging has never been my passion, I realize that it’s been nearly a month since I posted anything. And there’s a reason for that. Unfortunately, it doesn’t involve sitting on a remote tropical beach with no Internet access.

About three months ago, I was approached by my publisher to see if I was interested in writing a Christmas themed zombie novella. I thought about it for a few days, wrote up a synopsis and pitched them an idea, and a couple of weeks later they came back and said OK.

Now I’ve never written anything on spec before. My first three novels were all completed, vetted by my agent, and then sold, so selling a book before I’d written a single word of it was a new experience. And writing a 40,000 word novella in a little over two months meant any creative energy I had was channeled into writing that novella.

Thus no blog posts. And a limited amount of interaction on Facebook and Twitter. I just didn’t have the time.

The good news is, the novella is done. The title?

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol.

Yes, the novella is a sequel to Breathers and picks up a year later, about a week before Christmas, with Andy waking up in a body farm in Portland, OR, where he’s spent the last year being experimented on at a zombie research facility.

I won’t give away too much of the plot, but it involves an escape, a Santa Claus costume, a lonely nine-year-old girl named Annie who reminds Andy of his own daughter, a couple of zombie handlers, and a trio of inept zombies.

I’ll share more about the novella in a later post, but at this point it’s scheduled for release on November 13, 2012, both in print as a small hardcover and as an eBook.

Now I need to get back to edits on my next novel, BIG EGOS.



Filed under: Big Egos,I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus,The Writing Life,Zombies — S.G. Browne @ 6:37 am


  1. You rock! Can’t wait to read it :)

    Comment by Martel — August 3, 2012 @ 6:51 am

  2. Zombie Christmas! How awesome is that. I can’t wait to read it. I’ll bet it was fun to write, too. You could also do Zombie Halloween, Zombie Easter, Zombie St. Patrick’s Day. This could be a whole career for you…

    Comment by Sally Bosco — August 3, 2012 @ 7:06 am

  3. LOVE LOVE LUV the title. awesome.

    Comment by Ann-Marie N. — August 3, 2012 @ 9:30 am

  4. Love the title! Congrats!

    Comment by Clifford Brooks — August 3, 2012 @ 10:35 am

  5. Best title ever!

    Comment by Loren Rhoads — August 7, 2012 @ 3:17 am

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