Open Letter to an Agent, Part II

Dear Agent -

It's been over a month since I pitched you my last idea, and I haven't heard back from you. I'm sure you're very busy. This is conference season. And I know the economy's still not great, so I've been working on some easy-sale concepts for you.

Here's the idea - two zombies take a break from gnawing through upstate New York and decide to take a road trip across the US. They drive a Buick. One zombie is a man, the other is a woman, although it's a little tricky to tell them apart. I use their dialogue/grunt styles to keep them distinct.

They stop in a lifeless small town. After getting to know the residents at the local diner, they discover dancing is prohibited by a town ordinance.

The two Zombies find a barn and put on a show. The townsfolk reconsider their ordinance and rejoice. Everyone dances together.

Then the Zombies eat them.

My working title is Footloose Zombies.

I think this could work well for the Christian market, especially taking in the symbology of the zombies as the dead in Christ. Consider also how well Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultra-Violent Zombie Mayhem! is selling for the secular market.

If this became a movie, the final Zombie destruction scene would have Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman's Con Te PartirĂ³ playing in the background.

What do you think?


P.S. If it would help with publishing committees, I'm willing to make the female zombie Amish.


  1. Dear Publishing House,

    I know my agent has been remiss in sending this to you, because of her schedule, but I had a dream you would take this idea. So, your lack of response to the last fifteen proposals I've sent and one hundred e-mails is being treated a negotiation technique. Don't worry, yours is the only publishing house I've graced with the idea. Waiting mostly patiently for your ball park figures, potential best selling author\your next J.K. Rowling

  2. This was featured on the news this week here in Williamsburg, Va. My husband and I got a good laugh out of it.