Written for and dedicated to Gage Bailey.
Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring and his receptionist have been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and sprinkles of oregano. With the townsfolk dropping like flies and strange figures stumbling down the streets, Officer Dewdrop has an idea.
All royalties from this paperback will be donated to children's charities in the UK.
If you enjoy this story, why not try The Gage Project collection of stories, jokes and verse for young readers. It is published by Inknbeans Press and is raising money for children's charities. It also contains more of my work too.
Juvenile fiction aged 10+/YA/adult.
"I really liked this story. It was funny and the author did a great job of making 'zombies' out of something most kids love: Pizza! The names she used (Detective Smart) and the fact that a mystery was woven into a zombie book made it so much more fun. It will make you laugh, make you hungry, and make you want to read it again and again!" (Gage Bailey, age 14)
"Part zombie apocalypse and part young adult crime mystery and fully hysterical, this short work delivers many grins and chuckles as Detective Smart matches what passes for wits with a town of Pizza Zombies with limited vocabulary." (Ed Drury)
"A really fun read for kids and kids at heart! I really don't like zombies, but then who does? These were a taste (ok, pun intended) of zombies without the gore. Just right for tender hearts and chickens like me." (Linda Rae Blair)
" The author has a wonderful sense of humour as shown by the character's names (Officer Dewdrop, Joe Mango, Bob Banana, Chief Egg), and the mystery involved (why are people turning into walking pizza zombies?). If you are in the mood for some silliness and need a good laugh, Day of the Living Pizza is the book for you." (Greta Burroughs)
"I couldn't help it, I found myself laughing aloud many times as I read this story. The idea of someone running down the street screaming while a giant pizza man chased her was both funny and scary." (Ey Wade)
" Vickie Johnstone will brighten your day with Day of the Living Pizza." (Gregory S Lamb)
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About the Author
In 2011, I self-published the following books:
Kaleidoscope (March) - 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light - a free book of 38 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City - the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June);
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).
The Kiwi books have illustrations by Nikki McBroom.
Books published in 2012, so far:
Day of the Living Pizza - a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life's Rhythms - a collection of 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail - a romantic comedy with walkies, written for NaNoWriMo (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August);
Day of the Pesky Shadow - book 2 in the Smarts & Dewdrop Mysteries series (October); and
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November).
Website: Kiwiincatcity.com http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I personaly thought that the book was a little weird and I do not approve of beer or bad songs. I liked the book (exept the beer and bad song) and found myself wraped up in humor suspense and mystery.
Waste of time very strange
An original idea told with a great sense of humor combined with suspense!
Who would have thought a story about people turning into Pizzas would be so funny, especially when there is some mystery mixed in for good measure. Vickie Johnstone, author of several other fun and witty novels will make you laugh with "Day of the Living Pizza." Her character names alone will give you pause for a belly laugh. I'm glad to have stumbled on this story and discovered the Gage Project. I hope it has been tremendously successful.
I couldn't help it, I found myself laughing aloud many times as I read this story. The idea of someone running down the street screaming while a giant pizza man chased her was both funny and scary. I struggled between wanting to eat a pizza and being laughingly grossed out. Vickie wrote this story as contribution to an anthology for the Gage Project. A project to entertain a child going through surgery with the prospect of a lengthy recovery time. Proceeds from this book will go to charity. This book definitely does its job. Too funny. I got this book off another site when it was free.
The Day of the Living Pizza is an amusing short story written for the Gage Project, a charity that raises funding for children's charities. It is a fun bit of escapism written in a very witty style about the ever popular food, Pizza and the importance of offering all possible toppings for it. Part zombie apocalypse and part young adult crime mystery and fully hysterical, this short work delivers many grins and chuckles as Detective Smart matches what passes for wits with a town of Pizza Zombies with limited vocabulary. Only quick thinking and a bit of Reductio ad absurdum saves the town from the Day of the Living Pizza menace.
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