It’s National Hug Day, so it’s time to hug some zombies, right? You could visit Congress and do that, after hearing the audiobook “Dark Money” reviewed in the last post. Or you could head off to Lubbock, Texas for a ZOMBIE BAKE OFF. Soccer moms and grandmothers gather to show off their family recipes, learn new secrets for the perfect shortcake, and perhaps earn a chance to be on the famous cooking show, How Would You Cook It, Then?
When the bake-off is crashed by a federation of pro wrestlers—including American Badass, Jersey Devil Jill, Tiny Giant, the Village Person, Jonah the Whale, the Hellbillies, and the fan favorite Zombie—all hell is set to break loose. Your heart beats faster as you anticipate who will come out on top in the ultimate showdown of the century: soccer moms or pro wrestlers. Anything can happen.
An infected batch of donuts has transformed most of the wrestlers into mindless brain-eaters and the doors of the convention center have been chained shut, leaving the survivors locked inside, forced to fend for themselves against the hungry dead. Possessing the intensity of a shotgun to the face, Zombie Bake-Off is a stripped-down masterpiece of blood and doughnuts from celebrated author Stephen Graham Jones.
Stephen Graham Jones is the author of several novels and two short story collections. He has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, Texas Monthly Book Selection, and the National Endowment of the Arts fellowship. He’s also been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, Bram Stoker Award, Black Quill Award, International Horror Guild, Colorado Book Award. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Actor Scott Sowers narrates with tongue in cheek...a difficult achievement for sure!