Monday, May 19, 2014

Kate Walden Directs: Night Of The Zombie Chickens by Julie Mata; Blog Tour: Excerpt

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I'm thrilled to be apart of the blog tour for Julie Mata's Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens, which is out TOMORROW from Disney Hyperion. Find out a little bit about the book, check out the trailer, and read an excerpt from chapter 5!

By Julie Mata    
Pub Date: May 20, 2014 
ISBN: 1423194594
Price: $16.99
Ages 8–12

Night of the Zombie Chickens is supposed to be Kate Walden’s breakout film. But her supporting actresses—her mother’s prize organic hens—are high maintenance, to say the least. Thank goodness Kate’s best friend Alyssa is the star. She’s great at screaming and even better at killing zombies in creative ways.

But when Alyssa turns into a real-life soulless zombie and ditches Kate for the most popular girl in seventh grade, Kate suddenly finds herself both friendless and starless. Now, thanks to Alyssa’s new crowd, Kate is the butt of every joke at school and consigned to the loser table at lunch.

If movies have taught Kate anything, it’s that the good guy can always win—with the right script. And her fellow social outcasts may be the key to her own happy ending. Kate hatches the perfect revenge plot against her former best friend, but even though her screenplay is foolproof, Kate soon realizes that nothing—in filmmaking or in life—ever goes exactly as planned. Especially when there are diabolical hens out to get you.

Debut author JULIE MATA co-owns a film/video production business, where she works as the producer and writer. Previously she pounded out copy as a television reporter, producer, and freelance writer Julie lives with her husband and two daughters in Wisconsin, along with three dogs, two ferrets, one bearded dragon lizard, and a parrot. She’s also owned chickens, although none were zombies, as far as she knows!

Read an excerpt
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