Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"The Zombie Axiom" eBook FREE on 12/12-12/15!

Gearing up for the Holiday Season? Grab an eBook copy of "The Zombie Axiom" for free! That's right! The last time I did this went so well that I'm doing it again for longer! So... starting on December 12 - December 15, you can snag the eBook for FREE! 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

My New YouTube Channel

Okay, I've finally found the time to make a channel on YouTube and throw some "Zombie Axiom" videos on the thing. So far there is a trailer for the book, the Kickstarter video I used to raise funds, and a short clip of myself doing a reading from the first chapter. Check it out! 

For now, here is the one of me doing a reading from the book: 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get Your FREE PAPERBACK Copy of "The Zombie Axiom!"

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Zombie Axiom by David  Monette

The Zombie Axiom

by David Monette

Giveaway ends December 15, 2013.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cool New Book!

...and it isn't mine: 

Tempted by an infomercial, Angela Christie becomes the Black Dwarf’s next unwitting victim in his vile plot. After surviving a booby trapped spacecraft, Inspector Lestrayed, Jack Clay and Shotgun are no closer to catching the Black Dwarf. When they discover another dwarf maiden cut down in the prime of life, they work desperately against the clock to find the wicked warlock before he commits his next terrible crime.

To advance his cruel plot, the Black Dwarf requires a sacrifice of first born children. And he aims to use biot orphans from a school in Moab, the subterranean land three levels below Nodlon.

Can Jack solve the riddle of the missing dwarves? Will Jack help Princess Virginia free the biots? Will Jack survive his next encounter with the deadly dwarf?
What villainy is the Black Dwarf up to?

What are the Black Dwarf and his deadly accomplices Helter and Skelter up?

Will the magician boldly fight a foe no magician has fought before?

Find out in the strange and quirky odyssey of Jack Clay!

Check it out below:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAY... this is important, note the all-caps?

All Hallows Eve fast approaches, and with it comes all the ghosts, and goblins, and zombies... Did I say zombies? Yes! Zombies! And you can get a taste of them (ugh) in "The Zombie Axiom" for FREE on that day! Yes-Siree-Bob, you heard right. You can download a copy of "The Zombie Axiom" for free on Halloween! (That's 10/31- for those of you who are calender-needy) Head to to snag your copy on that day. Nice? Nice.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Book Launch Party- An Amazing Time!

Wow. Just wow. The launch party for "The Zombie Axiom" was incredible! So many people stopped in to grab a book, have it signed, and pose for pictures. My face still hurts from smiling so much and my hand still aches from writing so much. For those who couldn't make it, check out the photos!

The "Before" Picture

The Table of Woe

 My First Signing!

Chatting about Zombies

Family Support

Chatting with Local Politician, Mike Kelly... he's got my vote!

More Signing...

My Song and Dance and a Little Reading from "The Zombie Axiom!"

Meeting some Great Folks!

Yikes! That's a lot of People

A lot of People Buying Books

More Signing

The Food Table

A Few Laughs


Photo Op with Zombies!

Wow x 2.


Nice to See! Zombies Reading my Book!

The Band Hits the Stage... Invasive Species

Check out that Costume Behind Me

OK. That is a TON of Zombies!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


It's finally here! My novel, "The Zombie Axiom," (had to "bold" that, just had to) is on sale now on You can grab it in either a paperback or digital format. I would check out both... there is something to be said for each version. Order yours now! Go here: get yourself a copy, and one for a friend, and one for... I don't know... a stranger? Check out the cover:

Here's a quick synopsis of the story:
A godlike, alien intelligence has transformed most of the world's human population into the walking dead, leaving only a handful of survivors to claw out a life amid the ruins, all the while fighting a mysterious necromantic villain and his zombie hordes.
In Northern New York State, three uncommon allies lead one of these bands in this epic struggle as they learn both the strengths and weaknesses of their enemies… and of themselves.

Pushed to their limits and holed up on a remote lake island, life has taken on a new normality. That is until the realization sets in that when winter arrives, all hell will freeze over. For it is then that the open waters of the lake, the only barrier against the unrelenting dead, will freeze. And the monsters will come. By the thousands…

Friday, October 4, 2013

Author Central Page is Live!

My Amazon Author Central page is up and running! From there, you can check out my Twitter feed, read my bio, all that good stuff. Check it out @:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Kickstarter was a Success!

Thanks so much to all those who pledged, posted, blogged, or spread the word in any other way! Now the time to get the book ready for distribution draws nigh... 

Out soon... 


Friday, September 20, 2013

Press Release

The Press Release is released! (The one for my launch party, that is).

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crunch Time for The Zombie Axiom Kickstarter!!

Getting down to crunch time! Only 15 days left on the Kickstarter campaign , so get your pledges in soon and spread the word!! There is plenty of cool artwork that you can get along with the book and other cool stuff... like this little pen and ink piece I did for Ars Magica (you can grab it for a $76 pledge):

Monday, August 26, 2013

Vault is OPEN for Kickstarter Campaign!

Alright, folks! The lid is off the vault! I've cracked open my stash of oil paintings that I've done for various card companies over the years and included them in my Kickstarter campaign! Check it out at: . One of the images is shown below. It's Truthtrance Inquest, a painting of a Bene Gesserit sister I did for the Dune CCG.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kickstarter is UNDERWAY!

Here it is at last! 

Ok, folks... the Kickstarter campaign for "The Zombie Axiom" is now officially started!! Please take a look and contribute! Even if zombies aren't your thing, do it to help a friend! 

Here is the link: The Zombie Axiom Kickstarter! 

I'll be keeping you posted on how it is doing as we go! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Facebook Page for my book, "The Zombie Axiom," is UP!

... and the Kickstarter campaign for the book is set to start tomorrow! Excited to see some action on this. I gotta tell ya. If you want to check out the Facebook page, click here: "The Zombie Axiom" Facebook Page 
Make sure to give it a LIKE while you're there! I'll post more info on the Kickstarter tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

And So...

Back from New York, and and the process of self-publishing the book grinds on. Through my agent, I've located a copy/line editor who will give my book a read and let me know all of the mistakes I've made. 

Let there be none. Let there be none...

I've also been hashing out my Kickstarter campaign, because every good project (or even, "any" project) should have a Kickstarter campaign to usher in either wonderful success or hand-wringing failure.

So here is for success! 

Stay tuned to see how it goes. It may be ugly.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

News on the Zombie Book

I got off the phone with my agent yesterday and have been pondering the conversation ever since. Basically, there is some good news. He sent the pitch letter out last month and two publishers got back to him with a request for the full manuscript! Nice. From there, though, we discussed how we've had interest in the book like this before and it only resulted in heartbreak (okay, maybe not "heartbreak," but certainly disappointment). So the track we decided upon is to gain traction by releasing the book first as a self-published work. If it sees a lot of readers, then a publisher would be more apt to bite. So, away we go... 

I'm starting to put things in motion and we'll see where this thing leads.

More to come very soon. 

In the meantime, here is some zombie art I whipped up:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Still Searching for that Publisher!

It's been what? Eight months? 

Yeah, eight months and still searching.

I finished writing my first novel ten months ago, sent it out to literary agents, found one who wanted to sign me on, signed on, did up a swell ole' pitch letter, and have spent the last eight months checking my email every five minutes hoping for that wonderful email saying, "Hey Dave, guess what!" 

That moment has not occurred. 

We've sent it around to 19 publishers so far (including the BIG 6- meaning those massive guys in NY) and we've had it on the desks of nine of them! That's pretty good, right? Well, yes and no. Out of those nine, we've had seven of them say, "thanks but no thanks" and two of them say, "we're still thinkin' it over, we'll let ya know."

Blarg. Again.

So now we are sending out to a new batch of editors and poking those who need poking. We'll see how that goes. 

I'll let you know.

One good thing with all this waiting is that now I am up to checking my email every six minutes. That's an improvement, right?

Anyhow, here's some art: