Cassie is a typical teenager.  She’s crushing on a boy and trying to make it through high school. It’s a typical day of classes when all hell breaks loose. Forced to run and hide the situation just keeps getting worse. She makes a mistake and soon becomes infected. She meets others like her and together they sent out to find a cure. Is their fate already sealed? Can they find a cure before it’s too late? See what happens through the eyes of the infected when Cassie tells you how Zombies are people too.


An underlying theme of my book is the importance of family. Trent and Cage are sticking together despite Cage’s infection. Cage wants to keep his father safe, and Trent just wants to help his son get better. When they meet up with Cassie and Rose they are reluctant to let them join them.

Cage instantly likes Cassie and wants to help her. Cassie of course likes him as well, but the environment they are in is not the best place to acknowledge this. The last boy she liked got a healthy dose of her teeth in his face. If there really is a cure then when they get better Cage is hoping she will stick around. Trent is relentless in his quest to help his son.

Cage has lost his mother to the disease and is uncertain of what is happening to him. In a moment of weakness he attacks someone only to regret it later. He is one of the only ones that acknowledge that they are going to become monsters.

I think that Cage wants his Dad to make it, but he also wants to keep him around. They both struggle with figuring out the best thing for both of them throughout the novel.

Thank you so much for letting me share on your blog. I hope the people that read Zombified enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


xx Lyra Mcken


Lyra McKen (aka, Emily Walker) resides in the mountains of North Carolina. She lives on top of a mountain quite literally with her other half of nine years and her fur baby, Rebel. After a couple of jobs ghost writing for other successful authors she embarked on her own journey to write a novel.


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