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Interview: Em Garner, author of Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode

Aug 5, 2014

Most of us have a pretty good working definition of zombies: shuffling beings who have come back from the dead and want some humans for dinner. In Em Garner's Contaminated series, though, the zombies aren't "undead" at all --- they're simply living people who sipped a diet-drink-gone-wrong, and instead of losing some extra pounds, they became shambling creatures unable to stop their violent impulses. In our interview, Em talks about why she took this new twist on zombies, as well as the inspiration for her protagonist, Velvet, and how writing CONTAMINATED 2: Mercy Mode was different from writing the first book.