The Long Walk – Zombies in the Barrio, Book 1
In the desert of Somerton, Arizona, Ismael Contreras tries to adapt to a new culture and way of life. Then, the zombie outbreak occurs. Now, Ismael has to overcome a language barrier and undead attackers. Even in the post-zombie apocalypse, racism exists. Will he be able to survive, despite racist encounters? Will he find a home amongst strangers?
In Yuma, AZ, Andrea Quinta is happy to live in an enclosed city, where the zombie outbreak is under control. That is, until she somehow becomes infected with the virus. Now her main battle is to leave her daughter provided for, before Outbreak Agents and the government eliminate her. Everything rides on her wit and determination to die.
About Dr. Maria J. Estrada (Chicago, Illinois Author)
DR. MARIA ESTRADA holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes in numerous genres from serious fiction to horror, and often spins out poetry. She is a tenured faculty member in English and lives in Chicago, Illinois with her wonderful, supportive husband, two remarkable children, and two mischievous cats. Her other publications include The Long Walk (with Paranoia: The Corrido of Andrea Quinta), La Bruja in the Orchard (Book 1), La Bruja del Barrio Loco (Book 2), and Wolf Trek. You can learn more about her other books and writing happenings at barrioblues.com.