Weekend Novelistof historical fiction and quasi-historical horror


Appearance on Chivalry Today podcast

Source: Chivalry Today podcast. October, 2016.

From the October 2016 episode of Chivalry Today podcast: "Conversation #15 with author Lonnie Colson, author of The Second Great Mortality, a zombie apocalypse novel set in 15th century England. If zombie tales force us to confront the thin veneer of civility and humanity we live with in the modern world, what can a medieval zombie uprising teach us about the ideals of chivalry in 15th century culture (as well as today)? The Second Great Mortality is the perfect read for any medieval history enthusiast this Halloween season."

INTRODUCTION — "From the drama The Walking Dead to the peppy teen comedy iZombie to the literary parody Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the zombie apocalypse concept has become such a popular trope in today’s world that it is spilling over into just about every genre of entertainment. This year you can bet there will plenty of ghouls and zombies out on the Halloween trick or treat circuit, and the holiday is a perfect excuse to enjoy your favorite novel featuring the dead rising from their graves to feast on the brains and flesh of the living, to provide some spine-tingling seasonal chills.

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The Sun: Colson publishes masterpiece

Source: The Red River Sun, Lifestyles & Entertainment section, page 8A. July 20, 2016.

The following article entitled “Colson publishes masterpiece” appeared on page 8A of the Lifestyles & Entertainment section of The Red River Sun on July 20, 2016.

WELLINGTON — Lonnie Colson never set out to become an author let alone a writer of fantasy horror. His first love has always been medieval history, and no period captivates him more than fifteenth-century England. As a kid growing up in Wellington, his only outlet was dueling friends with trashcan lids and cane poles in his back yard and watching Arthurian movies such as Knights of the Round Table, Sword of the Valiant, and Excalibur. One day while leafing through newspapers in search of a debate topic for Gay McAlister’s high school English class, he came across a small article highlighting the life of “modern-day knights” who would joust at Renaissance festivals in far-off California. That small story planted a seed that grew into a lifetime fascination with knights and armor.

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The Second Great Mortality is a tale of Pestilence, warfare, and un-death. It represents my first full-length work of fiction. Proceeds from its sale will directly contribute to my jousting addiction.


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The Second Great Mortality is now available in trade paperback and digital download for every device. Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble offer free previews. Pick up a copy today and give it a read. If you like it, Lonnie would love to hear about it by way of a quick review.



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