There's a Zombie in My Treehouse!

By Phil Plait | July 26, 2012 10:12 am

My friends Ken Plume, Len Peralta (from Geek-A-Week), and John Robinson have created a fun and creepy children’s book called There’s a Zombie in My Treehouse! Poor Johnny wants to have adventures in his treehouse like he does every day after school, but today there’s a zombie in it – so he claims – and no one in his family believes him.

They learn the truth, though. One by one.

Ken, John, and Len printed this book on their own, and now they’ve put together a Kickstarter to a) make an iBook version with celebrity readers for the audio version, and 2) fund the sequel (called Conquest of the Snowmen). This twisted book made me laugh when I first read it, so I was very pleased when Ken asked me to be one of the "celebrity" voices!

Yes! If the book gets to the $6000 funding level, they will unlock my own dulcet tones reading the book in the audio version. I had fun recording it, and yes, I did all the family voices, including the mom and sister. That was interesting, since of course my overwhelmingly manly speaking timbre was difficult to scale back.

And look at the other readers: Bill Corbett! Trace Beaulieu! Kevin Murphy! (all three from Mystery Science Theater 3000)! Jonathan Coulton! John Hodgman!

And if they get to the $42,000 funding level, the sequel will be read by none other than the genius that is Neil Gaiman.


So go throw fistfulls of cash at them and then warp your kids’ minds with zombie lit. It’s win-win.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Geekery, Humor, SciFi

Comments (5)

  1. Wildride

    As long as none of the zombies have Anorexia Necrosa:


  2. Cindy

    My husband keeps hoping that Michael Rex who wrote “Goodnight Goon” will write “make way for zombies”.

    I’ll donate if an Android compatible version is made.


  3. RAF

    Am I reading this correctly?…
    they want money for the second book before they have even wrote it?

    Thanks, but no thanks…

  4. Mer

    That’s what Kickstarter does, raise funds to get projects off the ground.


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