Unfatally Dead

To Thaw or Not to Thaw?

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
184 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Every aspect of bringing this tale to light has been a labor of love.
The story first took form through my late wife, Sherry Plaster Edmiston (1944–1989), and lay dormant for some 30 years. Inspiration came like a flame a couple of years ago, flickered, then flared into an urge, igniting it into another incarnation—first a screenplay, and now a book, eBook and Kindle KDP.

WAYNE EDMISTON has a BA and Life Teaching Credential from Chico State. He successfully taught “second chance learners” within the California State Prison system for over 23 years; ordained New Thought minister with his wife (Jacque) where they officiate weddings anywhere in the SLO County area.

He loves being on the Central Coast and is honored to be involved with transformational thespian experiences with the South County Historical Society Readers Theatre.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Unfatally Dead: To Thaw or Not to Thaw by Wayne Edmiston follows a fascinating trip through time from the perspective of two prominent historical figures. The story opens on December 16, 1966, the day believed to be when Walt Disney's body was put into cryonic suspension. Now in heaven, Walt is sent on a journey through time occupied by Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain. Their trip through time leads them to confronting an assortment of famous names. As advancements are made in society, Walt is faced with the difficult decision of either staying in heaven or returning to earth.

Walt and Samuel are perfectly fitted to their personalities, and balance out one another with brilliant chemistry. They're mischievous in their antics, which include them having fun with the moon landing as two ghosts traipsing about on the moon. Wayne Edmiston brings to life this blend of history and fantasy with cleverness and humor. Unfatally Dead has several moments that shine, from a meeting with Steve Jobs to a neon sign from Purgatory that reads “Don't come back, ya hear?”

Edmiston finds the balance between reality and fantasy as the angel Gabriel assigns Walt the task and the famed mouse, Mickey, mourns the loss of his beloved creator. The style is quick and light, but emotional and witty, hitting all the right notes that take you on the journey through history with them. A unique breath of fresh air, Unfatally Dead is funny and delightful, following two famous figures in history in an adventure through time. A must-read you won't want to put down!