October 31, 2012

Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween.
I love zombies.
I love cats.

A zombie Cat on Halloween? Perfect!

I was contacted a bit about about this new book out: Zombie Cat by Isabel Atherton.  After taking a look at it, I knew it would be fun to highlight on Halloween.
WARNING! Although this is a picture book it's not really for the toddler set!!!


Tiddles is a suave, carefree kitty cat whose only pleasures in life are eating mice, wooing the ladies, and being generally apathetic toward his owner,Jake. But when a toxic spill occurs outside of town, Tiddles finds himself savagely attacked by a nasty-looking radioactive field mouse, and he wakes up as one of the undead. However, he still retains a bit of compassion and refrains—for now—from zombie Bacchanalian delights, such as eating living beings’ brains! Umm . . . any brains at all!However, Tiddles, a.k.a. Zombie Cat, is decomposing rapidly and would prefer to live a normal life in the zombie apocalypse with his owner, Jake.But will Jake take in his former cuddly pet or will ZC be doomed to roam the streets trying to avoid the inevitable pull of his undead yearnings? Zombie Cat is a humorous adult picture book in the vein of Pat the Zombie and Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story. Isabel Atherton’s quirky storytelling combined with Bethany Straker’s captivating (and slightly grotesque!) illustrations make this the perfect addition to any Halloween collection. It’s the ideal gift for any crazed zombie fanatic—or equally crazed cat lover.
Tiddles even put something information about himself together!

Good day to you all! my name is Ti...Zombie Cat, and I'm quite new to all this zombie stuff. If you're willing to hear all about my woes, I can tell you in the book about my life: 'Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty'.It's hugely emotional for me as you can imagine, and makes my eye well up with blood....still - there's some happy stuff in there too. Like my love of the King of Pop...now THERE was an entertainer .I've put together a little bit about myself - not to blow my own trumpet but I really am rather handsome for a zombie. The ladies can't get enough, I can tell you. At least, that's what I assume when I see their eyes pop out of their heads. Actually that could be a side effect....

NAME: Zombie Cat, formerly known as Tiddles
AGE: 6
BIRTHDAY: Halloween! Would you believe it? What a coincidence!
FAVORITE COLOR: Yellow and red - as they're pretty much the only colors I can see out of my eye.
FAVORITE BOOK: Mine of course!
FAVORITE MOVIE: Cat People - it's a masterpiece.

And lastly check out the trailer for this!

Isabel Atherton is an author, a literary agent, and director of Creative Authors Ltd. When she is not helping her authors she likes to write illustrated books herself. She is the author of Zombie Cat, an illustrated adult humor book, and Smelly Ghost, a children’s picture book due out in fall 2013.


Bethany Straker is an illustrator and designer. She has illustrated for various magazines including Bliss and Disney Girl at Panini Comics, GoGo’s Crazy Bones at Titan Publishing, Running Fitness, and Runner's World.Zombie Cat is her first book! You can see some examples of her work on herwebsite, www.bethanystraker.com.


  1. This both grosses me out and makes me smile. A rare combo.

  2. Ha. zombie kitty. A unique premise.