Zombies walk the walk
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.
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.