Excerpt from This Plague of Days

The year has started off with a series of challenges, but I’m sure after this week, everything will go back to normal… right…?

I’m never as excited as when I am getting ready to write a new book. There just nothing like picking out the initial idea, working it up into an outline, creating characters, and then… the first draft! See my last post for my new cover concept and decision to write another novel in February.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I have had This Plague of Days on my TBR (to be read) list since I heard Robert Chazz Chute’s interview on Rocking Self Publishing back in August. I’m not big on apocalyptic, but was intrigued by his use of an autistic character and wanted to see how he portrayed Jamie and got into his head. Jamie has Aspergers Syndrome and is a functional mute with an obsession for words/etymology. I was disappointed to find that Chute only has a superficial understanding of the Autism Spectrum, and has endowed Jamie with mystical/paranormal powers. But I’m still reading it because I want to see how it all turns out.

Meet Jamie in this teaser:

Jamie was perplexed by the use of the plural pronoun. We? Was Dr. Merritt royalty?

Theo, sitting cross-legged next to his son, leaned closer. “Oh, this should be good. Beware idiots with clipboards.”

But Jamie was excited. He’d never met a king.

Robert Chazz Chute, This Plague of Days

plague twitterThe Apocalypse kills billions as new, deadly species are born. Jaimie Spencer, a strange boy from Kansas City, Missouri, fights for our future. Follow his family and an intrepid band of European refugees as we all fall into the Mindfield. To win the future, we must confront ourselves. This is much more than the average zombie novel.

“Just when you think you’ve got Robert Chazz Chute and his zombies figured out, he ups the ante…it’ll kill you.” – Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days series

Packed with surprises, this is a huge adventure filled with humor, twists, horrors and suspense. Chute takes us on strange journeys, from humans versus each other and humans versus infected cannibals to exploring the nature of existence amid a war like you’ve never seen.

Prepare yourself. The human condition is changing.


  1. “Beware idiots with clipboards.” Love that!

  2. Zombies and humour, you have my attentions — as does heh your teaser. Dr Merritt must be … fun lol! Thanks for sharing!

  3. boyishbookworm says

    I haven’t heard about this book (or writer) so far. Looks interesting though.

    Ronnie@Paradise Found

  4. very cute TT 😉 enjoy.. and hapPy writing!

    Mine’s audio suspense by Sibella Giorello

  5. I’m not big on this type of fiction either, but was excited to see that the character has Aspergers Syndrome. Too bad the author didn’t understand it, but it sounds interesting anyway.

    Mine this week is from a Spanish classic from the 19th Century, Fortunata and Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós at http://wp.me/pZnGI-h9

  6. I’ve read another book by Chazz and this is on my kindle. I’ll be reviewing it for a Zombie Month post this January. Loved it!!!

  7. I would give this book a shot too. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Gone Before Goodbye by Nora Leduc

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