Zom­bies walk the walk

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The ‘‘walk­ing dead’’ will stand side-by-side with train com­muters on Fri­day.

Mt Al­bert nurse Brandy We­hinger will be part of a pack of zom­bies rid­ing the train from Morn­ing­side to Brit­o­mart be­fore march­ing along Queen St to pro­mote her de­but novel Blue.

The book, aimed at read­ers from 14 years and up, tells the story of a girl who is half-hu­man, half-zom­bie des­tined to be alone af­ter a zom­bie apoc­a­lypse.

The cover art has been cre­ated by K’ Rd artist Tanja Jade Thomp­son, bet­ter known as Mis­ery.

Ms We­hinger will give a read­ing in full zom­bie cos­tume at the Cen­tral City Li­brary at the end of the walk, from 2pm.

She has al­ways had an en­thu­si­asm for the genre.

‘‘I love horror movies. It’s on my bucket list to be an ex­tra in a zom­bie movie so this walk might be the clos­est I get,’’ she says.

Writ­ing is more of a hobby for the na­tive Cal­i­for­nian as she stud­ies medicine at the Ocea­nia Univer­sity of Medicine.

‘‘It’s ex­tremely fun for me. If some­one an­noys me I will have them eaten by some­thing; it’s re­ally ther­a­peu­tic.’’

Grey Lynn peo­ple will recog­nise their street names im­mor­talised in the novel.

Ms We­hinger has al­ready started work on the next book in the se­ries.

She hopes oth­ers will join her herd of zom­bies as they jour­ney in to the cen­tral city.

They will catch the 12.09pm train from Morn­ing­side sta­tion be­fore start­ing the walk from Brit­o­mart to the Cen­tral City Li­brary at 12.30pm.

Photo: JESS LEE

Be­hind you!: Nurse Brandy We­hinger is stag­ing a ‘‘zom­bie walk’’ along Queen St to pro­mote her book Blue with Christo­pher Nicholls, left, and Luke Anas­tas­siou-Hedley.

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