Miguel Jeremy is a young author from the Philippines. His hobbies include speedsolving, gaming, and writing. Miguel lives on a farm in Batangas with his parents and their animals. The Zombie Invasion is his first novel. Buy the book here.
Hi, Miguel! Congratulations on your book. When did you first realize you wanted to write?
I used to pretend writing books on pieces of paper when I was younger. The books I wrote were based on Minecraft tips because my parents used to buy tutorial books for me, and I wanted to make one myself. However, it was only in 2019 when I wrote a 100-pager, but I didn’t publish it or anything because I felt too insecure.
Where do you get your ideas?
I got my idea of writing The Zombie Invasion because of one of the first stories I wrote when I was in my writer’s club. The idea of writing that story was just something that just popped out of my head.
What was your favorite scene to write, and why?
My favorite scenes to write were the battles.
What are the tools you think are important to all writers, regardless of age or experience?
Any device can be used to write books, whether it’s a phone or a computer, as long as you have the dedication to finish the story you want to write. Take breaks often since the writer’s block can happen, too.
Any piece of advice for fellow young writers?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, because there is no success without failure. I used to be afraid of writing because of the fact that my mistakes might be visible to readers. But there are people like editors who can help so just write!
On the day Thomas McWell turns fourteen years old, things go haywire: the world falls silent, his mother goes missing, and the zombies start invading New York City.
Teaming up with his apartment neighbors and a newfound friend, Thomas runs for his life towards the safe zone to avoid the zombie infection. But just before he steps into the rescue helicopter, something terrifying happens.
Will Thomas be able to survive the invasion, or will he turn into a zombie?
Buy the book here.