Working Stiffs is a hilarious, action-packed tale of survival in the fast-paced world of pharmaceuticals.
Something has gone horribly wrong in the Pro-Well Pharmaceuticals factory and ex-meth dealer Marshall Owens, the company’s owner and drug genius, must keep the surrounding Pittsburgh area from finding out. Unfortunately, the undead assembly line workers have other plans.
The infection spreads and chaos reigns supreme as the surviving Pro-Well employees battle their way through offices with whatever weapons they can scrounge from the supply closet. They must get outside. But they don’t know that The General is out there amassing a shambling, rotting army of Pittsburgh’s finest.
Will the employees make it?
Will two repulsive workers find love in a janitor’s closet?
How many office workers can one man take down with the blade of a paper cutter and some staplers?
Will Marshall Owens go back to selling meth?
And most important of all, will Pro-Well’s stock value plummet?
Find out all the answers in this brilliant new horror/comedy novel reminiscent of the style of Christopher Moore.
“densely observed, wickedly funny social satire” - Pittsburgh City Paper
“If I could attend one Halloween party thrown by an author, I think the one I would go to would be at Lucy Leitner's place.” - Pittsburgh Magazine
"allegorical bon mot confection dipped in a thick splatterpunk sensibility and covered in a thin wrapper of Christopher Moore-like absurdity" - Igor's Lab
"a humorous but above all engaging allegory of working life" - Hell Notes
See the latest innovation from Pro-Well Pharmaceuticals, the company at the disembodied heart of Working Stiffs. Determined to cure all that ails mankind from lupus to left-handedness, the company's CEO will go to any means necessary to do so cost-effectively.
Every day in the corporate headquarters is an existential crisis. Is today the day that he finally develops those elusive leadership skills and answers the question “Why am I here?”?
The injection didn’t take. Sure, he looks the part with the yellowed skin, but that’s from decades of street living. Marshall didn’t anticipate immunity, or this unlikely labor leader, marching his dead troops to form a savage picket horde at the corporate headquarters.
Abduct the homeless, inject them with a proprietary serum that turns them into the walking dead and you’ve got free labor. It was a brilliant plan to maximize profit margins. Until it wasn’t. Will this local media darling be able to keep the secrets to his success in the midst of the zombie apocalypse?
He came to check out Pro-Well Pharmaceuticals for distribution and the ladies of Pittsburgh. He saw some shit. Will he and his trusty paper cutter blade conquer the office zombies?
Prison taught him how to manage a violent horde and how to make friends in high places. His loyalty has been tested before. Will today be the day it finally passes the test? Or will be put his self-preservation skills to work against the dead?
What to do when the resources are something other than human? The tables have turned, and now she’s the centerpiece in a buffet for the hungry dead.