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Baileigh Higgins - Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult

About Baileigh Higgins

South African writer and coffee addict, Baileigh Higgins, lives in the Free State with hubby and best friend Brendan and loves nothing more than lazing on the couch with pizza and a bad horror movie. Her unhealthy obsession with the end of the world has led to numerous books on the subject and a secret bunker only she knows the location of.
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Question Time

What Genre do you write it?

Post-Apocalyptic with an emphasis on Zombies.

Information about your book

Apocalypse Z: Book 1 (Rise of the Undead) by [Higgins, Baileigh]

Survival is just the beginning...

Dylan, hotheaded and fiery, finds herself on the wrong side of the clock when she's infected with the Vita virus. Doomed to turn into a flesh-eating zombie, she only has 72 hours to find a cure. Get your copy here > Amazon. 

The countdown has begun.

In a race against time, she sets off on a desperate journey through the zombie-infested country. But the undead aren't the only dangers she'll face in her bid to find a remedy to the disease that's already begun to eat away at her sanity. Can she save herself before it's too late?

Book 1 of a thrilling new post-apocalyptic series, Apocalypse Z. Hold on to your seat because this is going to be one hell of a ride!

Where did you get the idea for the story?

It came to me one day as I was daydreaming. That's the way most of my stories materialize. They just show up out of nowhere and say, "Write me!"

Where did you get the idea for the characters?

In much the same way as I got the story. They appear in my head and insist on being given life.

What are you working on next?

I'm currently working on Apocalypse Z which is scheduled for release at the end of September 2019.

What're your favorite books in the Post-apocalyptic genre?

1. Feed by Mira Grant
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The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop.

The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives—the dark conspiracy behind the infected.

The truth will get out, even if it kills them.
 
Get your copy here > Amazon.
2. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
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Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son. 

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together. 

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot. 

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization. 

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world. 
Get your copy here > Amazon
3. Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
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In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
Get your copy here > Amazon.
4. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
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This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.
5. Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo
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Zombie Fallout

It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known, was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country, convulsed, collapsed and died, only to be re-born. With a taste for brains, blood and bodies, these modern day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family and his friends. This is their story a band of ordinary people just trying to get by in these extra-ordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for.

Book 1 of the Zombie Fall-Out Trilogy follows our lead character in his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road always skirting on the edge of insanity. Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie Queen - a zombie that seems by all accounts to have some sort of hold over the zombies and Mike himself? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family together with the remnants of a tattered community while not fighting each other, fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.
Get your copy here > Amazon.

What're your favorite movies in Post-apocalyptic genre?

1. Zombieland
2. Train to Busan
3. 28 Days later
4. I am Legend
5. Dawn of the Dead

What's your favorite TV show in that genre?

1. The Walking Dead
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Reviews

"My short answer is that The Walking Dead is a phenomenal tv show and never fails to entertain."—Devan Gordon
"I will forever love this show, it has had some of the best, heart-pounding scenes offered on modern televisions, there can be times when the show is slow, but never fails to entertain or deliver especially in the season finales and openings."—Andre McEvoy
"Darabont and Kang create a virtuous post-apocalyptic horror drama with zombies as the main attraction. This is the ground breaking series that started it all and inspired all zombie series to follow."—Bobby Paul McQueen
2. Fear the Walking Dead
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A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Reviews

"The plot is crisp, clever, violent, bloody, insightful, cathartic, duplicitous and thrilling. This is an appreciable series in it's genre."—Bobby Paul McQueen

"One of the Best TV shows actually, well I cant stop watching it Must Watch Everyone. This shows is all about living and how tells us how much our life is precious and in other ways after watching this everyone has dreams of being a Hero and killing Killing zombies, it's Amazing."—Yashaswi Pruthi

"FTWD has grown and developed into a world worth diving into. If zombies aren't enough to keep you on your toes, the story will as it twists into a vine of beauty, thorns included."—Reagan Trent

and 3. Black Summer have their ups and downs, but in general, I enjoy them.
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In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

Reviews

"This show is filled with great action sequences, many turns and diversions that you wouldn’t have seen coming, and takes a new way to create character immersion."—Mik Faraci
"Black Summer gets off to a good start with a unique setting and different method of storytelling converging arcs."—Dan Lond
4. IZombie is a solid hit with me, however. Love that show!
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