The Apocalypse Sucks by Peggy Chambers is another departure from the romantic world for Novels Now. Peggy describes it as ‘dark, dystopian comedy’. We’re always delighted to welcome authors from other genres. Here are Five Fascinating Facts from Peggy Chambers.
Fascinating Fact #1:
I ate warthog pizza one day for lunch in the outdoor dining room at a Zimbabwean hunting camp. Not many people can say that. No, it did not taste like chicken, it tasted like pork. I was very wary on that 2000 trip of myself becoming something’s lunch. I loved the experience and would do it all again, the people were wonderful, the food exquisite.
Fascinating Fact #2:
I swam with the dolphins in Mexico after climbing the pyramids at Chichen Itza on the Yucatan peninsula. This was my dream come true. I would love to see the pyramids in Egypt for comparison.
Fascinating Fact #3:
I married my high school sweetheart 42 years ago and we are still married today. We have two children and five grandchildren and live in Oklahoma, the heartland of the United States.
Fascinating Fact #4:
I loved writing since I was old enough to hold a book. Marrying young out of the turbulent seventies and becoming a mother very soon thereafter means it has taken me some time to get back to it.
Fascinating Fact #5:
I write for therapy. When my parents became ill fifteen years ago, I started writing again for the first time since college. It was a great way to get my feelings out in the open and explore all that I was going through. I became a grandmother the day after my mother died. She didn’t get to meet her great grandson. She would have loved him.
My current novel The Apocalypse Sucks is a dark dystopian comedy. If you can’t make fun of the apocalypse, what can you make fun of? The world has come to an end. But, some things never change – like bras wearing out – even at the end of the world. And that means a trip back to the mall braving dangers along the way. Sandra and Molly now live together in the building they used to work in before the virus hit. Most of the people died quickly, but the survivors will never be the same.
The Apocalypse Sucks started out as a short story called “Bra Wars.” After sending it in to a publisher, they suggested that I write five more stories to go with it. The end result was a novel called The Apocalypse Sucks – a silly take off on all the apocalypse novels out there. It stands alone as a satire.
is a multiple genre, award winning author. She is twice published, with another book on the way. She spends her days working in an office and her nights and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc., Ozark Writers’ League, and Oklahoma Women Bloggers. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
You can find her at http://peggylchambers.wordpress.com/ where she writes a weekly blog. Like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BraWars, or connect with her out on Twitter at #ChambersPeggy.