If you’re reading this, it is more than likely because you’ve followed my blog. This is the first place I really started connecting with people since starting my writing journey. I’ve come a long way in the last couple years, and I’ve got big things planned for the future. I want to thank you for following me from the beginning. And if you’ve just recently followed me, thank you! I hope to bring you all a lot more entertainment.
Which brings me to what this blog post is really about. I’ve decided to focus more on my blog via my main website, www.mikhaillerma.com
Along with news about my writing and book releases, I have started to do more things like, ‘Movie Review Monday!’ Check out my first movie review here! I will start doing book reviews as well, but for now movies are easiest for me. I would also like to start doing more guest posts and interviews with fellow authors. So if you are interested in participating in something like that, stay tuned.
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IT’S FINALLY HERE! I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you all. This project started back in 2007, and I had no idea how much it would change my life. Even though this book will mark the end of the Z PLAN series, it is only the beginning to what (I hope) will be a long writing career! Thank you all for your continued support.
Some fun facts about the cover…
Before I signed on with Permuted Press my wife loved to make different versions of book covers to get an idea of what we wanted. Thinking I was going to continue to be self published at the time, we wanted to make the last book cover really personal. So she had an idea to wait for a foggy autumn day for the perfect picture. There’s a curvy country road just outside of town where she likes to go running. So one morning, she woke up and saw the thick fog covering our town and immediately got our 3 daughters and myself out of bed. It was a school day so we had to hurry. We grabbed my backpack that we wanted in the picture and my uniform and hopped in the van. We took a bunch of pictures of me and my middle child, Rebekah, walking along the road. Then I had to get back in the van and change into my ACU’s. The image of a ghostly soldier actually represents the character Zach in the picture.
Here are some of the images from that day…
She came up with this cover that we intended to use when we self published…
She did a great job for not having any experience! And we didn’t think after I was signed that we’d be able to use these photos. So we are so excited now with the new cover! It adds that personal touch and makes it all the more special to us.
I’d like to invite you to my virtual release party I’ll be having on facebook. There will be contests, games and of course prizes! You’ll have a chance to win signed paperbacks of ALL THREE Z Plan books, customized items, as well as books from other authors! Click the link to be taken to the event page and click ‘Intersted’!
Well I have to say, 2014 was a pretty amazing year for me. I’ve put together a kind of collage of the best moments. This time last year I signed on to be one of Permuted Press’s new authors. By July my first book was re-released with them, and in August my second book. During my (first ever!) online book launch party I gave away some amazing prizes, and had a great time!
In September my wife and I made a trip to Nashville to meet all the fine folks at the Permuted offices, as well as other fellow authors. It was a pretty cool experience. In November my book was placed for sale on Bookbub, and I had a whirlwind of a couple weeks being on Amazon’s bestsellers lists! (I still can’t believe I was ahead of Tom Clancy for a little while!)
Thank you all for being a part of my year! I look forward to the third and final book in the Z PLAN series coming out next August! And I am starting to dabble in some other genres lately, so stay tuned! I’ve also had a great year at home with my family! My kids are growing up way too fast.
And on a side note, I also grew a glorious beard this year, like a gentleman I might add.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Mikhail Lerma, I am the author of the zombie book series, Z PLAN, published with Permuted Press. I am happy to be participating in the Zombie Crawl this week, hosted by BAND OF DYSTOPIAN. I am giving away an ebook of the first book in my series,
The story picks up right where it left us in “Z Plan (Blood on the Sand)“. Cale is still battling in the world full of a new deadly or “undead” disease. When the last book ended, Cale had boarded a boat and set out to sea and is seriously about ready to lose his mind from everything that is happening until he hears someone on the boats radio.
Cale is hopeful that he is being rescued but it turns out he might have been better off on his own. He will do anything to make his way home, even if that includes being a supply runner for his ‘rescuers’. Cale is smart and escapes while out on a scavenge along with another ‘rescued’ person.
How strong does a person have to be to face an apocalyptic world? You will brave through Cale’s trials right along side…
In honor of the release of my second book in the Z PLAN series, I’ll be hosting contests and giving away lots of prizes to thank my readers. This is a VIRTUAL event, you don’t need to be anywhere in particular to participate. Just as long as you have an internet connection you can join the fun! Feel free to invite everybody on your friend list!
I’ll be giving away $300 in prizes all throughout the day. The GRAND PRIZE is worth over $130.00 by itself! You won’t want to miss your chance to win it!
GRAND PRIZE:The winner will receive a Z PLAN t-shirt, Signed copies of books 1 and 2, a zombie survival kit (red cross emergency duffel), a zombie survival poster, and a CAMEO IN BOOK 3, Z Plan: Homecoming!
The event will be held on Facebook, tomorrow August 31st from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. You don’t have to be actively involved all day, but you’ll definitely want to at least enter the grand prize contest at the beginning of the day! Winner will be announced at 7:00 at the end of the party. Click the link and ‘JOIN’ the party to RSVP. Feel free to invite friends!