Thursday, October 25, 2018


"The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law."

‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

If you're one of my readers or a Pretty on Facebook you know I'm nonbinary of the transmasculine variety. (I don't adhere to the gender binary and my brain is more boy than anything else > okay some of my z-bies have clarified by saying a 13 yr old boy whose in puberty... okay I resemble that!)

This is another shot at dividing us and reinforcing how little we matter right now.

"The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into." 

“This takes a position that what the medical community understands about their patients — what people understand about themselves — is irrelevant because the government disagrees,” said Catherine E. Lhamon.

This means the little protections that are granted to Transfolks will be stripped from them. It means the narrow definition means "statistics" taken on hate crimes, suicide rates, funding, everything will be off.


Here's one of the many articles out there... It's horrifying. Please educate yourself (find me on Facebook or email me with questions and concerns) and VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.

Many hugs, Z. Allora

An article in The New York Times Oct. 21, 2018 By Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear


Thursday, October 18, 2018


We all know we'd benefit from some calm mindfulness but many of us don't take the time to do so. Here's a website that lets you sign up for free to try out mediation.

Some other ways is focus on your breathing for 60 seconds. Inhale and exhale for longer than you inhaled... again and again.

You might like this guided meditation to relief anxiety. (I've find it helpful)

Enjoy some calm.

Many hugs, Z.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How an image became a series...

Zombies suck but mine swallow.

The Zombies Coming cover shows Erick McGrath in a cheerleading outfit which was the original plot bunny that forced me to write this series. I needed to know who he was and where he was… I was quite disturbed to find his story was the third in a series.  

Zombie Ahead tells how Club Zombie was started as a haven from zombies. The club is set up so they can get the male essence they need to survive. Book #2 Zombies Suck is the story of Erick’s brother finding out about zombies and becoming one. Zombies Coming is finally Erick’s story. 

At the start of the Zombies Coming, Erick goes to Club Zombie to attend their Drag Night. It’s well outside his comfort zone but he wants to explore what it means to be nonbinary.

Cassidy Frost has been a zombie for twenty-eight-years and is starting to give up on ever finding a mate. He’s exhausted down to his soul but he can’t expect his mate to fall into his lap so he drags himself to the club. Though later that evening when he catches an armful of a gorgeous cheerleader he can only hope….

Zombies Coming
Club Zombie is a safe haven for people like Cassidy Frost. Zombies suck—but they’re not after brains! Forget mindless rotting corpses shuffling along. These zombies are young, hot, and looking for their mates.

Cassidy, who wrote everyone else’s happily ever after, had all but lost hope he’d ever find his own. Every night he sucked until his jaw hurt, praying for his other half more out of habit than faith his mate was out there. He didn’t dare hope fate would drop his mate into his lap.

Erick McGrath stumbled and landed in the arms of a beautiful angel. Though he must be dreaming, because he learned how cruel and short life could be when he lost his brother. Despite his parents’ toxic attitude, Erick starts to accept his nonbinary gender identity. Going to Club Zombie’s Drag Night is his first attempt at embracing his new grasp at freedom.

But Cassidy and Erick will have to take risks to have what they desire.

(Zombies Coming is part of the Club Zombie series but can be read as a standalone for a perfectly happy and satisfying ending.)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Club Zombie Cover Art

This cover is pretty significant to the entire Club Zombie series. The art is based on the original scene Ally Blue planted in my head, and kept watering it while I lived in China

I said, “I don’t do zombies. There’s just not sexy.”
Ally said, “Come on, Z. I bet you could figure out a way.”
Laughing I added, “Well, if I wrote zombies they wouldn’t be after brains…. Zombies suck but mine would swallow.”
And birth of a series!

For some reason, a person assigned male at birth stood on the landing of a club wearing a cheer leading outfit. (Ally added crooked pony tails to the image.)

I went insane trying to figure out where he was, who he was, and how the hell he was involved with zombies… The next scene was him falling into the arms of a man dressed as an angel… Again, no damn clue.

I needed to write Zombies Ahead and then Zombies Suck to get to Erick’s story.

PL Nunn, the artist who did the cover decided a night time scene would be cool. That’s the way the cover morphed from the landing (which started the series in my head back in early 2011) to showing Erick right after he leaves his car to go into Club Zombie.