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: