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DEAD JED 3: RETURN OF THE JED BY SCOTT CRAVEN
With seventh grade behind him, Jed jumps at the opportunity to spend the summer in Mexico with his dad. But there’s just one catch: Luke and Tread get to tag along.
In Mexico, fitting inmight be easier than Jed imagined, with Holidays such as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here, a rising 8th grade zombie boy and his zombie dog won’t draw that much attention.
But then Tread unwittingly sets off Mexico’s Chupacabra Defense Network and Jed accidentally collides with a bus. So much for blending in. The unusual pair catch the eye of a professional wrestler, who challenges Jed to a fight!
Their antics manage to capture the attention of a doctor whose knowledge of the undead causes Jed to question his very existence. Is this the answer Jed’s been hoping for since his parents sat him down for the “you’re a zombie” talk? Jed may have finally found a way to be normal, but at what cost?
Dead Jed: Return of the Jed is book 3 in Scott Craven’s humorous and heartwarming series about surviving middle school, fitting in, and embracing one’s differences – even if you are a zombie.
Guest Post – Official Playlist
Faith No More – “Surprise! You’re Dead!”
The Zombies – “Time of the Season”
Bjork – “Play Dead”
The Misfits – “Night of the Living Dead”
Frank Zappa – “Dead Girls of London”
White Zombie – “I Zombie”
Anything by Rob Zombie
The Cramps – “Zombie Dance”
Ozzie Osbourne – “Zombie Stomp”
Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
I’ve been a writer most of my life, with my earliest verifiable work coming in third grade when I established a link between the Pilgrims and the invention of Thanksgiving (since repudiated).
The Dead Jed trilogy is my first trilogy, and first three books I’ve ever written. I started one back on college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and quit after the first page (I used an electric typewriter back then, cutting-edge tech). I have no idea what it was about, but I am sure it was like every other story I wrote in which I tried to mimic Stephen King.
I’ve been a journalist for 35 years, the last 30 with The (now departed) Phoenix Gazette and The Arizona Republic. I love telling stories, whether they are mine or those of others.
Dead Jed has its roots in my own horror that was seventh grade. I just wanted to fit in, but at 4 feet, 6 inches tall, all I fit into were lockers and trash bins. I eventually reached average height and was able to turn those misadventures into a book starring a zombie who, yes, just wants to fit in. Only Jed’s story is way funnier than mine, and he gets even. I never did.
Well, until now.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends January 8, 2016