Being more social

Saturday, August 15, 2015 JCWEITZEL 0 Comments

I have to talk to other people? No one warned me about this! :-)

So it turns out, that in order to promote my book, I will need to become more active online. I normally just keep my online circle to a small group on Google+, but I guess it is about time to get my other social networks going. That includes making a Facebook account which I have not had in over 6 years. Crazy isn't it?

If you want to following me then just use the following links.

I don't have many friends added yet so please add me! Hopefully I can keep them all updated with what is going on. I am thinking that things will be getting more and more hectic as I approach the book launch. More on that later...


Spider Zombies!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 JCWEITZEL 0 Comments

Zombies in real life is what got me started down the path of writing "The Cure" in the first place. And while my zombies take some liberties on their contagion, they still follow something that is actually a real thing. It just doesn't affect humans... yet...

On a related note, it looks like scientists have found another zombie that occurs in nature. This one isn't as scary as a fungus explosion from the head of an insect, but it is close. Plus the things involved with this one are spiders and wasps, two things that most people don't like, even when they are not working together.

So whats the scoop? Basically that there is a wasp that inject the spider with something that causes it to do its (evil?) bidding. This is another example how chemicals and changes to body chemistry can control somethings thoughts and motivations. In this case, the spider decides that it would be a good idea to re-enforce its webs in order to host the wasp's cocoon.

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Sweet dreams :-)