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May 2018: Debut Novel Inspiration
~ Peggy Chambers ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What inspired you to write your debut novel?

Peggy Chambers said:
My debut novel was titled The Apocalypse Sucks and was a quirky romp through dystopian America by two young women who normally shopped for lip gloss and cute guys. Now the stakes were higher. It was a silly short story that a publisher liked and turned into a novel published by Airship 27 Productions. It is now on audio and doing great after about 4 years. It was loads of fun to write.


The Apocalypse Sucks by Peggy Chambers cover

The Apocalypse Sucks

[Dystopian Fantasy Comedy]

There’s no apocalypse handbook. Sandra and Molly were two typical office workers enjoying their lives, which consisted primarily of going to work, shopping and looking for cute guys. Then their world came to a disastrous end brought about by a fast-acting, airborne virus that decimated the world’s population.

Now the girls live in the abandoned office building which they once worked in surrounded by a new and dangerous landscape; one where mutated animals roam the streets and giant birds soar through empty skies; where frightening humanoid bat creatures have appeared to challenge humans for supremacy of the earth.

What are two attractive, intelligent, single girls supposed to do now. . . other than merely hunt for food and try to stay alive? Well, there are still malls, albeit much less crowded, and though rare, a few cute guys still out there. So even if the apocalypse sucks, Sandra and Molly are not about to let it cramp their style.

A truly unique, twisty adventure with two of the most likeable heroines you’ll ever meet. “The Apocalypse Sucks,” is a pulp mash-up readers are sure to enjoy from cover to cover.

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