Michelle Kilmer is a zombie and horror enthusiast from Seattle, WA. When she is not writing, she is the co-owner/designer for KILMERHANSEN, a business branding and web design company. Her hobbies include playing guitar, sewing, dressing up in full gore to attend zombie-related events, writing and gaming. She lives in a secured-access building that is uncomfortably close to a cemetery, two hospitals and a police station. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, it's a terrible defense location. After spending five years writing When the Dead, she has started work on a prequel novel as well as a collection of zombie short stories.