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by Joseph Picard

Lifehack - Joseph Picard
Part of the Lifehack series:
Editions:Paperback: $ 14.95
ISBN: 978-1441474070
Size: 5.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 232

Regan has her ups and downs.

-Dumping her girlfriend: Down.
-Moving in with her loving brother: Up.
-Waking up to a plague of undead: REALLY down.

After the undead began roaming the neighborhood, Regan lost track of her brother. She’s spent the last two years searching for him. In the meantime, she’s fallen in love, only to be told, “Sorry, I’m straight. And you’re a lunatic.”

There’s a psycho out there somewhere who caused the outbreak, using nanotechnology, just for the fun of it, and Regan intends to hunt him down.

Oh, and the crush she still has on the straight gal? Dangerously distracting, when there’s a zombie around every corner.

Cover Artists:
Tropes: Lucky Novice, Person in Distress, Sentient AI, Uploaded Consciousness

Setting: Nation of Agualia, Earth, near future

Languages Available: English

Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters


Calling Lifehack a zombie story isn't super-useful. It IS primarily about zombies, but it's also about the hero, and her lovelife, such as it is. Zombie book lovers are bound to find Lifehack less gory and bleak than they might be looking for. By the same factor, many people who shy away from typical zombie books have told me they really enjoyed it.

There IS blood and gore, but it's not the central focus; the problem of zombies, and where they came from, is. And Regan trying to chase after a straight girl to comedic and tragic results, often.

About the Author

Resident of the lower mainland in BC, I’ve lived all over Canada, but I’ve been in this area since ’94 or so, and am unlikely to leave.

I’ve always been a creative sort, composing music on the computer (tracking Mods and related formats) drawing and graphic design, but in the last couple of decades, writing has come to the forefront- going from the occasional short story for fun that I’ve done all my life, to full-fledged novels.

In 2001, I was cycling to work, and got into a fight with a car, and the car won. Since then I’m been a paraplegic. When I’m rich and famous, I’ll buy a model of the car that hit me, and give it a solid whack every day.

I’m father to two insane lil punks, Catilin in 2007, and Lachlan in 2011. I’ve been predominantly a stay at home dad since then, but volunteer work at a local seniors’ activity centre recently led to a job with the organization. It’s an amazingly positive environment.

My rate of pumping out novels isn’t so fast, but the ideas are waiting. If the next Rubberman book ties up the series (it may or may not) I have a series in mind that serves as a spin-off of sorts from the Lifehack series.