Book Tours: Guest Post for Nowhere Train


I’m hosting a guest post today for the book tour for paranormal / new adult / dystopian “Nowhere Train” by Allie Burke. Enjoy! I’ll leave the word to Allie now.


I really don’t know why writing is so hard. Writers in all genres talk so much about how much they love being a writer and how they love their childlike imaginations and how being a writer is the best job in the world, yet we find these diagrams that show that writing is thirty percent staring outside of the window, sixty-eight percent not being distracted by the internet, and two percent of the time actually spent writing. This is usually meant to be a joke, but for some, its reality is not that far off.

For me, I think the hardest part is the commitment. Writing a novel is a long process that one must be extremely dedicated to, and of course, another issue that we all have is getting an idea for a book halfway through and it can be very difficult deciding which one to write. Your readers may be awaiting a sequel but there are these other characters from this other new book that won’t shut up. A novel requires the perseverance of a marriage, and giving up is not an option for an author. Just considering the plot and the character development and the world building and what the first sentence will be is daunting, let alone the thought of sticking with it for fifty-thousand words or more. For example, many of us who blog for a living can write a blog no problem, but I’ve been thinking about this novel I’m supposed to be writing for months and haven’t done it yet. Why? It’s a lot of work. We are master procrastinators.

Such is life, though, even with so many things outside of writing, and most of us authors eventually do get it done, and on time no less. It’s a mind game called failure that we love to play chicken with to see who will win and who will die. But what it comes down to is the drive and the goals and the dream to create and if you are a writer, you have that in you.

About the Book

NowhereTrainebookCoverTitle: Nowhere Train

Author: Allie Burke

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian

Two-years post end-of-the-world, all Jetilyn Fournier wants to do is learn to navigate a world that is no longer her own. Surviving zombies feels easy, though, compared to dealing with her rocky relationship with her best friend, the death of her mother, her sister’s faux happiness, and her father’s sudden desire to speak, after decades of silence. Saving herself is not even something she can fit in at the moment. Enter Devlin Shea: for all intents and purposes, a mortal enemy. Though she should hate him instantly upon contact, she doesn’t, and before she knows it, Jett has another life to save. Told in the surreal prose that Allie Burke has come to be known for, Nowhere Train is the first zombie novel of its kind. At two parts hippie and one part magic, it is as deadly as it is beautiful; as dark as it is hopeful, baring the question in mind: who–and what–are Jett and her family really fighting for?

Author Bio

A Bestselling Author, publishing imprint Manager, and Psychology Today Blogger from Burbank, California, Allie Burke writes books she can’t find in the bookstore. Having been recognized as writing a “kickass book that defies the genre it’s in”, Allie writes with a prose that has been labeled poetic and ethereal.

Her life is a beautiful disaster, flowered with the harrowing existence of inherited eccentricity, a murderous family history, a faithful literature addiction, and the intricate darkness of true love. These are the enchanting experiences that inspire Allie’s fairytales.

From some coffee shop in Los Angeles, she is working on her next novel.

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