THE SOUTHERN DEAD is now live on Kindle Vella and Patreon!


Hello everyone, and welcome to The Southern Dead — my young-adult apocalyptic zombie horror serial. If you have landed here, hello! This will serve as a mini-introduction to the story (and how it will be serialized on Patreon and Kindle Vella.)



What is The Southern Dead?

The Southern Dead is my new foray into the post-apocalyptic genre. Taking place in South Texas, The Southern Dead begins in the Rio Grande Valley, and follows a young woman named Crystal Wright as she fights to survive a zombie outbreak first at her school, then her city. Per my usual storytelling choices: it has a strong female lead, a dynamic cast of characters, and all the present danger that a zombie-infested world could have.



Why another serial?

In an effort to diversify my income streams, I am experimenting with serializing fiction. The Southern Dead is primarily a Kindle Vella project. However, since Kindle Vella is currently only available for readers in the United States, I thought that I would post it on Patreon as well.



Why a Paywall?

Per Kindle Vella's terms of service: stories serialized on Kindle Vella cannot be freely available. As a result of this, The Southern Dead, and all of its episodes, will remain under the $5 "Echo" tier on my Patreon.



How long will it be?

As of now: I am unsure. I have a full "season" or "book" of The Southern Dead written, and some of season/book 2 started. I expect it to be at least three books/seasons (but that could change depending on where the story goes.)



How often will you update?

Right now, I have plans to update The Southern Dead once a week (to start.) I may bump this up to two times a week as I begin to focus my energies on book 2 (book 1 is complete and will have twenty weeks of weekly content.) Episodes 1 through 5 will be made available on Patreon on Monday, July 12, 2021. Future episodes will be posted every Monday thereafter.


With that said:


You can access The Southern Dead and its episodes in two places:


  1. In the United States: On Amazon's Kindle Vella page through Amazon or your iOS app by clicking or taping here. As of this announcement, it appears that you can redeem tokens for free, so be sure to grab those!

  2. And for those outside the United States: on its Patreon tag by clicking or tapping here and sorting from 'oldest to newest.' Please remember that you can only access these episodes by subscribing to the $5 "Echo" tier of this Patreon, and that you will be charged immediately upon subscribing.


Thank you for your time and consideration in The Southern Dead! It is greatly appreciated.


- Kody Boye

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