This is the fourth post in a new series that explores some of my research and adventures while writing Zombies Are Human (formerly named Feast of Weeds), a post-apocalyptic zombie adventure series.
On the second day of the trip we had breakfast at this small diner with great local food–Raul’s Striper Cafe. We got an early start on the road, crossing the beautiful Rio Vista bridge back into Sacramento County. I took less pictures this day since I was tired and sore and wanted to keep moving. Still, the countryside was gorgeous and we discovered a number of delta town gems, including a Japanese Bath House and the town of Locke. We didn’t have time to explore like we wanted, so while biking home on this trip we began planning a second one. The stories and pictures from that second trip will post over the next few months.
While I didn’t write while on the bike, I worked hard on Zombies are Human in other ways. I also learned how deeply connected Sacramento is to delta culture. Of course, I had known this before the trip, but actually exploring the roads and levees and sloughs and ferries that connect Sacramento to the ocean deepened my sense of place in a way I still can’t quite describe. But I know the experience will inform my stories for years to come.
Igneous Books began publishing Zombies Are Human in late Spring 2015. I’ll be sending updates, sneak peeks, and advance reader copies through my email list. I hope you decide to Join the Adventure.
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Loved the pictures, Reminded me when I was visiting my sister a few years back and we went and visited some of the little towns along the delta built along the levees..
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