Rosarita’s Redemption is well underway, with the surviving children fleeing the Bronx and attempting to make it to Florida, where Letitia believes that warmth and food will enable everyone to just get along. It’s not much of a spoiler to say that she’s wrong: Rosarita’s Redemption, like Everything I Know About Zombies, I Learned in Kindergarten, is a horror novel, after all. Horror novels don’t generally contain large groups of people that get along in peaceful harmony.
One glitch in my research has come up: Assunpink Creek in Trenton, NJ. The Assunpink disappears for half a mile just west of the transit center.
Fleeing for their lives, sticking to water to avoid zombies, some of them maimed and crippled, the children now have to make it through that half mile.
But what is that half mile? As an author, I pride myself on the quality of my research. If that half mile is a boring stretch of concrete archway that they can gently float down without incident, that’s what I’ll write. If that half-mile is impassable by boat and they have to get to the other side on foot, battling zombies every step of the way, that’s what I’ll write. But I need to know.
So, here’s the deal. If you can get me pictures of the the Assunpink disappearing and reappearing at the Highway 1/Highway 33 intersection, I’ll send you a signed copy of Everything I Know About Zombies, I Learned in Kindergarten now and a signed copy of Rosarita’s Redemption when it comes out. Plus, you’ll get an acknowledgement in Rosarita’s Redemption. Such a deal, and all you have to do is point your cellphone in the right direction and e-mail the result to me.