Cover Art Reveal! I Will Hold My Death Close
Hi everyone! I am so excited to share the finished cover art for I Will Hold My Death Close, the fifth in the series The Zombie Bible. The art is by the wonderful Lauren K. Cannon, and this new edition will be available in mid-March,  bringing the series fully up to date. (Watch for a sixth, new volume toward the end of the year.)

For those new to the series, here's what I Will Hold My Death Close is about:


"I wait in a crouch with the javelins, and I can hear my own blood. The night is sharp. I hold my death close; it is my own. And these unsteady corpses will not take it from me."


Marked for sacrifice by her own father, a young woman flees to the hills, knowing her father may appear with his stone blade at any time to claim her―while the unburied dead of her people also hunt her in the low ravines. Guided by the memory of how her mother stood bravely against the dead, Jepthah’s daughter begins her long flight in the dark.

The centuries to come will not recall her name. But generations of young women will climb the hills to remember her.


“Like Cormac McCarthy’s novels, I Will Hold My Death Close does not pull its punches. A beautiful, brilliant tale, it offers a pretty bleak picture of the human condition and the human struggle against the terrors of this world.” – Andrew Hallam, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University of Denver

“I find myself riveted to Stant’s prose, not only because I’m eager to find out the characters’ fate but because his words are so beautiful. The story has stayed with me days after reading it. I highly recommend.” – Denise Grover Swank, author of

The Curse Keepers


This is the shortest book in the series -- a novella -- and is a relentless read. It will be available in March across multiple formats (paperback, kindle, nook) for the first time.

I am so thankful to my Patreon family for helping me make this happen!

If you are in Denver, CO, this March, I am holding a big release party for The Zombie Bible, Volumes 1-5 (books! celebration! cake! lots of cake!) at AnomalyCon the evening of Friday, March 25. I look forward to seeing a few of you there!

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