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Mikhail Lerma

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Mikhail Lerma was raised in the small town of Holdrege Nebraska. In the third grade he wrote his first short story, in which the main character was a monkey. Not taking his career as a writer too seriously after that, he finished his high school years by joining the army when he was only 17.He spent 10 years in the army starting as a truck driver and eventually becoming a combat medic.

While deployed to Iraq in 2007 he spent missions in a turret as gunner. In his free time he began writing a story having nothing to do with monkeys. Only time will tell if this was a good career move. With encouragement from his friends and family he decided to start taking his writing seriously. Storytelling has become a passion of his, with a strong interest

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IT'S FINALLY HERE! I couldn't be more excited to share this with you all. This project started back in 2007, and I had no idea how much it would change my life. Even though this book will mark the end of the Z PLAN series, it is only the beginning to what (I hope) will be a long writing career! Thank you all for your continued support. Some fun facts about the cover... Before I signed on with... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: This is a narrative essay done for my english class in college about being in a rollover car accident...which was, of course, super fun.
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Z Plan by Mikhail Lerma
"An incredible zombie read. It keeps you guessing and you can't help but become emotionally invested in Cale's journey. I love the multiple perspectives this book offers, it makes the ending all the more satisfying and we get a complete story that..." Read more of this review »
Blood on the Sand by Mikhail Lerma
"Summary: Cale is an American soldier stationed in Iraq. He is part of a supply crew that mans and defends convoys as they move shipments around the country. It's not considered a front line unit, but in the messy battlefield that is Iraq, no one i..." Read more of this review »
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"Having read books 1 and 2, I was lucky to be sent an advanced copy for review.

Just when you thought there wasn’t many more ways the author could twist and turn the plot as Cale continues his epic trip home, Mikhail Lerma manages to throw in a few..." Read more of this review »
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Mikhail Lerma Thanks! I'll be sure to check those out.

message 1: by Keith (last edited Sep 10, 2012 07:57AM)

Keith Chawgo Read Mira Grant's trilogy - to start - Feed. Excellent. It might give you some ideas where to go with your trilogy. Good unique look at the zombie apocalypse and what happens after the initial start.

Feed (Newsflesh, #1) by Mira Grant Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant
Mira Grant Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3) by Mira Grant

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