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Interview: Savannah and Sarah Lotz Share Their Favourite Part of the Writing Process

Death of a SaintDeadlandsSavannah and Sarah Lotz, a mother and daughter team who write under the pen name Lily Herne, were interviewed by Teen Librarian about their ‘YA in SA’ series, Mall Rats.

They spoke about their decision to write under a single name, shared their favourite part of the writing process and recommended some other young adult books from South Africa:

1. Would you like to introduce yourselves and the Mall Rats series for those that have not been fortunate enough to discover the excellent Deadlands or Death of a Saint. (I have not yet read DoaS yet but will hunt it down this week)

We’re going to be lazy and steal ace book reviewer and blogger Lauren Smith’s (aka Violin in a Void) summation of the series, as we love it!: Mall Rats is a post-apocalyptic YA zombie series set a decade after the infection hit South Africa during the 2010 World Cup. It follows a group of kick-ass teen rebels who fight against both the zombies and the corrupt government that worships the undead in a twisted theology of resurrection. Deadlands is set in Cape Town, while Death of a Saint explores the rest of SA.

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