Author Spotlight – WR Peden

WR Peden is a relatively new author with his very first novella being published on July 1st, 2017. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has served in Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom as well as become a volunteer Fire Fighter for his local community. Will is also a father of 2 girls and a husband to his lovely wife Donna.

Will has been writing since 2000 starting as a teenager writing role-playing scenarios for the electronic wrestling federation’s he was a part of. From there he took his imagination to the next level in 2010 opening up his own Graphic Design Company. His designs have been seen worldwide from well known professional wrestling companies in Australia to the internationally known National Wrestling Alliance as the head of Marketing. Will has also done work for the former Indoor Football League team of the Billings Wolves, being the only small business entity working with that team, as well as worked with former WWE/TNA wrestling star and American Ninja Warrior Contestant Zach Gowen and has even has his commercial flyer work published on the back cover of Pro Wrestling Illustrated!

During his time with the National Wrestling Alliance, Will picked his passion for writing back up and was not only the designer, producer and layout editor, but he was also an article author for the National Wrestling Alliance Ringside Magazine from 2014-2015 (Available Here). After the magazine closed Will continued writing news stories for several wrestling companies and for the NWA until his departure in late 2015.

In the summer of 2016 Will decided to start the beginning stages of what was to eventually become Book 1 – Soldiers of ZED. Although it has taken over a year to come through, Will took every precaution and step to make sure that this novel is successful.

Book Blurb:

Cordell Banks finds himself without his family or any memory of recent events. He stands alone in a world gone mad. what has happened to the world? He ventures out into the zombie filled Ozarks of Missouri with survival and locating his family as his only concern now. He meets a quasi-military organization who claim to be the only hope and a young kid who has no idea what is going on with no survival skills but becomes one of Cordell’s greatest assets.

Soon Cordell will meets the quasi-military organization’s leader ZED who is a most unusual being with a shaded past. Will he accept their commission to fight the Zombies threatening to destroy the rest of the world or Will he stay a lone wolf on his quest to find his family?

This apocalyptic, gory existence cannot be the end. No, this is only the beginning to what is the Tripton-Z Series.

Amazon Reviews!

What a super book, Cordell Banks & DJ are just the best characters, I seriously love them. Cordell wakes up with no memory of his family or how he got where he did. He meets and saves a young man named DJ, whom he takes on his quest to find his family, his wife & 2 daughters, that he knows are missing just not where or why and during a Zombie Apocalypse. Cowell comes upon 2 different groups and neither are not all they say or seem. With flashbacks coming more often, he realizes so much more is wrong & that one of the groups took his wife and children but left him behind. As he begins to find out more, knowing he can only trust DJ, he does what he must to make sure they will have what is needed to survive. With one surprise after another, WR Peden has written one great first book and I am so very much waiting for #2, as this is one book I would highly recommend to all, deserving of the 5 stars I gave it. Here’s hoping we don’t have long to wait…
Yes, this is another zombie book but it has some interesting twists to it that I really enjoyed. Cordell Banks wakes up with no memory of what has happened to his wife and 2 daughters and he definitely has no clue as to what has happened to the world as he knew it.
He has run-ins with 2 different groups who seem to have a dislike for each other for some strange reason. He rescues a young man named DJ and they fight for survival while trying to figure out who to trust while looking for his family.
This is the debut novel by this author and I look forward to reading more of his work.
My only complaint is the editing could have been done better as the grammar needs work, but I do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the zombie/horror genre.

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