Trumbull High School English Teacher Lisa Acerbo did not take summer breaks when it came to writing.
The result is her first book, Apocalipstick, an adult paranormal romance that came out Aug. 8.
In the vein of post-apocalypse fiction and the undead, the book follows College Student Jenna as she and band of others make their way through a world where most people have died from a virus, and some have returned with a hunger for the living.
Acerbo summarized her book as "being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker.
"For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the safe haven of the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last?"
Acerbo is also an adjunct at the University of Phoenix and was a freelance writer for the Connecticut Post, Trumbull Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.
"I grew up reading novels by Judy Blume, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King, among others. While entirely different genres, these authors inspired me to want to read more and write fiction. I love authors who can create vivid conflicts and life-like characters in relationships, romantic or otherwise. I enjoy reading romances with action and adventure, and I hoped to create a book with those elements," Acerbo said.
The book is published by Eternal Press and will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and eternalpress.biz. For more information, visit the book’s website: Apocalipstickthebook.com or follow the book on social medias such as twitter: @apocalipstick_ and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apocalipstick/131636053705754
Acerbo said she moved to Trumbull in 2001 and was born and raised in Greenwich. She said she "dabbles in poetry and her poetry won first place in the Trumbull Arts Festival Literary Competition."
Lisa lives with her husband, Frank, two daughters, Dominique and Jessica, plus three cats and two horses. For more information go to Apocalipstickthebook.com.