DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Soul-reaping monsters. A secret apocalypse. Milkshakes.
For centuries, Dr. Frankenstein's reanimation has reshaped the way humans live and die. By the year 2036, Earth's population is almost entirely undead and the practice is fully normalized. The land of the living suffers while the undead focus only on the quality of their own immortality.
Young Izzie has some big shoes to fill: her mother is the co-founder of a sanctuary for the last living humans on Earth. As her mother works to secure a future for humankind, Izzie struggles to find her own worth in a world ruled by the undead. After a horrifying encounter with The Skin Craft Killer changes Izzie's life, she is forced to confront the secret world her mother left behind. Apparently, there is more than one way to come back from the dead...
However, Izzie has another big problem: a menacing monster invisible to everyone else has a strange habit of popping up whenever she's most vulnerable. Facing her fears and working with this beast might be the only way to solve the mysteries surrounding Izzie and stop a serial killer before he kills again. Can the living and the undead, man and monster, find a way to work together before it's too late?
"Planet ROT is a cool mix of a zombie apocalypse, buddy-cop, and science fiction, only in this case, the buddies are a woman named Izzie and a weird-funny invisible monster named CheccChecc, who is both Izzie's worst nightmare and possibly the only thing that can help her stop a deranged serial killer.
This book deftly moves from somber and grotesque to outrageous and funny, from thrilling to amusing, and from horror to science fiction. The ending doesn't contain any shocking surprises, but that's okay. Much like other sci-fi adventure tales, this is more about the journey than the destination.
It's definitely a fast-paced, fun-filled read."
- JG Faherty, multi-award nominated author of The Wakening, Sins of the Father, and Carnival of Fear, among others