Safe Zone: The Greater Good and Safe Zone: The Descent.
I’m currently writing the third and final book in the Safe Zone Trilogy. In between time I’m plotting out the next trilogy, which will be dystopian.
That Safe Zone is set in the UK and the characters are normal people. They don’t become instant heroes. They make mistakes, they’re not perfect, but they learn and they grow.
When I was a teenager I used to write a lot, but as life took over, any thoughts of writing were distant memories. Until one day an innocent comment by my partner triggered me to pick up the laptop and begin to write. Now I never want to stop.
I A few years ago in a bid to get fit, a friend and I signed up for a crazy challenge. Walking 24 peaks in 24 hours. Since then I have become absolutely hooked on walking/hiking and that year I walked the Inca Trail in Peru to Machu Picchu. Next year I’m going to Nepal for a month to walk in the Himalayas including visiting Everest Basecamp. I think that might be the biggest physical adventure I’ll ever have.
Nope, not a chance, absolutely not. I have a tin of tomatoes in my kitchen cupboard and various spices. I would probably starve before a zombie got me. If I did encounter one my instinctive reaction would be to drop to the floor and curl up in a ball. I’m not a fighter!
A plan of where to flee to (mine would be to go to the Snowdonia mountain range in Wales, plenty of fresh water and lots of sheep)
An idea of where to hole up in your own home for the first few days
Tinned food, it really bugs me that I don’t keep a stock in my own cupboards
Aside from my boyfriend and my family, I wouldn’t mind having Simon Pegg along for the ride. I’m not sure how great he’d be in a zombie apocalypse, but at least it would be funny.
A book called The Tower of Geburah, it’s an old teenager fantasy, but I loved it and I can read it again and again. The other one would absolutely be The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell. It has everything you need to know to rebuild after an apocalyptic event.
The ability to communicate with people from around the world. That and flushing toilets.
That I’m still coming to terms with the fact I’m an author and that anyone has read, let alone liked my books.
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Valerie Lioudis is the co-author of Aftershock: A Collection of Survivors Tales available on Amazon.