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Belfast born, Wayne Simmons, loitered with intent around the genre scene for some years before publication of his debut novel in 2008.

Wayne’s work has since been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America. His bestselling zombie novel, FLU, was serialised by Sirius XM’s Book Radio.

He’s a regular contributor to Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine and co-hosts extreme metal show, Doom N’ Gloom. He has his own podcast, HACK, and co-produces the Scardiff Horror Expo.

Wayne currently lives in Wales with his ghoulfiend and a Jack Russel terrier called Dita.

Look out for Wayne at various genre, music and tattoo events.


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Published on October 20, 2012 03:45 • 86 views • Tags: apocalypse, dawn-of-the-dea, flu, george-romero, goodreads, night-of-the-living-dead, survival-horror, zombie-horror, zombies
Average rating: 3.73 · 1,668 ratings · 256 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Flu (Flu, #1)
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Drop Dead Gorgeous
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Doll Parts
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Plastic Jesus
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The Girl in the Basement
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“There wasn’t much to coo at when driving along a post-apocalyptic motorway. A stalled vehicle here, a mini pile-up there.”
Wayne Simmons, Flu

“This flu thing’s out of control,” Grady said, pointing his fork at the TV. “There’s talk of them doing quarantines.”
“Quarantines?”
“Yeah, like going into towns where infection rates are high and locking the place down. That sort of thing.”
Ciaran laughed. “You watch too much sci-fi, mate…”
Wayne Simmons, Fever

“Star cried out in pain. Swore. Spat in the bitch’s face.”
Wayne Simmons, Doll Parts

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“Surviving is one thing," he said quietly, his voice suddenly calmer, "but you've got to have a reason to do it. There's no point in living if you don't have anything worth living for.”
David Moody, Autumn

“I never get enough of the adrenaline rush of hearing good music played live and played loud like this. Hearing these songs again snatches me out of the day-to-day and helps me forget all the things I usually waste my time worrying about. As long as the music's playing I don't have to do anything except listen, relax, and enjoy myself.”
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“There wasn’t much to coo at when driving along a post-apocalyptic motorway. A stalled vehicle here, a mini pile-up there.”
Wayne Simmons, Flu

“This flu thing’s out of control,” Grady said, pointing his fork at the TV. “There’s talk of them doing quarantines.”
“Quarantines?”
“Yeah, like going into towns where infection rates are high and locking the place down. That sort of thing.”
Ciaran laughed. “You watch too much sci-fi, mate…”
Wayne Simmons, Fever

“Well, lighten up, eh? World’s ended, honey. Swearing’s legal now. Along with thieving, drinking in public and getting absolutely wasted on coke.” She exhaled another lung-full of tobacco. “That’s kind of our bag here...”
Wayne Simmons, Drop Dead Gorgeous

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message 1: by Rai

Rai Hi Wayne,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads!

To your success!

~Rai


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Wayne.


message 3: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Thank you, Simon! :)


message 4: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Rai wrote: "Hi Wayne,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads!

To your success!

~Rai"


Thanks, Rai! :)


Rhiannon Thank you for friending me!
You are an amazing writer, your storys are deep and scary i love them! Best zombie series ever!


message 6: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Rhiannon wrote: "Thank you for friending me!
You are an amazing writer, your storys are deep and scary i love them! Best zombie series ever!"


Wow, thank you, Rhiannon :)


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