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Sarah Lyons Fleming is an American author of horror and post-apocalyptic novels or as she likes to put it, “Zombie stories with heart and brains.”

She is the author of Cascadia, City and Until the End of the World apocalyptic series.

A lover of all things Laura Ingalls and a wannabe prepper, words can't begin to describe just how much Sarah Lyons Fleming loves the apocalyptic, be it pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, or anything in between.

The only thing that could make things even better would be some romance and a healthy dose of humor.

Sarah Lyons Fleming also loves home-canned food and Bug Out Bag equipment more than she would like to admit, and enjoys books, making artsy things and laughing her heart out.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, she currently resides in Oregon with her family.

More about Sarah Lyons Fleming

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Horror

United States



  1. World Departed (2020)
  2. World Between (2021)


  1. Mordacious (2016)
  2. Peripeteia (2017)
  3. Instauration (2018)

Until the End of the World

  1. Until the End of the World (2013)
  2. So Long, Lollipops: A Until the End of the World Novella (2014)
  3. And After (2014)
  4. All the Stars in the Sky (2015)

Detailed book overview


World Departed

In the zombie apocalypse, your worst enemy may be yourself.

Rose Winter has enough problems. With a marriage going down the tubes and a dreaded anniversary party on the horizon, the last thing she needs is the zombie apocalypse. She wanted to get drunk and sing karaoke, not murder her undead neighbors. It’s clear the party’s over, however, and now Rose has more problems—a missing husband, an overbearing houseguest, and keeping her family alive.

Tom Jensen has inflexible rules. Rule number one? Don’t deviate from the plan. But when his life is overturned in the space of minutes, his plans die along with everything else. The world is finished, the future is uncertain, and survival means living in the last place he’d planned to be. Maybe his rules weren’t meant to be broken, but if he can’t change his tune, he risks losing the one thing he has left—his daughter.

Craig Matthews has a mission: get to Oregon. Doable, maybe, if he could bring himself to leave his apartment. With his food and water near gone and death closer than ever, a chance encounter may lead to finding his friends—if he can first find his courage.

Unfortunately, the new world doesn’t always mean leaving old problems behind, and as the West Coast succumbs to the virus, the survivors face more than the undead—they face themselves. But in an existence where fences offer dubious safety and zombies certain danger, people may save you in more ways than one.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8617473430
Publisher: Independently published
World Between

Danger can be anywhere in the world between.

Trapped in the fairgrounds by zombies and circumstance, it’s impossible to move out—and tough to move on.

Whether romantic or platonic, changing relationships prove tricky for Rose, Tom, Clara, and Craig—never mind adapting to the new not-so-normal. Being surrounded by the undead is bad enough, but with a tyrant-in-training running their Safe Zone, it’s that much worse.

Still, it’s better than being eaten alive. And when the biggest threats are removed, it seems life with zombies is on the upswing. But there’s no margin for error in the world between—and sometimes the smallest threat proves most lethal.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8775391997
Publisher: Independently published



Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse’s offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombie apocalypse–it’s the coexisting with people that might do her in. 

Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He’s used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier and likelier, and finding his sister may be his only prospect for survival—if he can make it home. 

Sylvie doesn’t need more than food, water and shelter. Eric wants only to find his sister. But sometimes what we think we need isn’t what we need at all, and what we find is more than we expected.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1530517879
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Months into the apocalypse, the zombies show no signs of dying, but it's clear everyone in Sunset Park will die without enough food to outlast the undead. Add in the less-than-sociable new neighbors only blocks away, and the hunt for sustenance has come to feel more like a race than a ramble.

Sylvie is happy in her new home with the people who've become like family, though she's still working out how to let them into her heart. Eric wants in, and he wants to find his sister, but he can't do both at the same time. If he can do the second one at all - getting into the city was hard enough, getting out may prove impossible.

Despite setbacks - and a couple million zombies - it seems fortune is working in their favor. After all, food, security, and family are extraordinary when just being alive is a notable accomplishment. But fortune can turn on a dime, and all it takes is one misstep.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1974311309
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Sunset Park is gone. People are missing.

Sylvie, Eric, and the other survivors have crossed the water to the security of a new Safe Zone, where they hope to heal their battered hearts, amass an armory, and get back at the ones who took it all away. But with zombies on the move and few resources to speak of, it's harder than expected to plot their revenge. For some, it's harder still to garner their resolve, since vengeance means more of them will die.

But safety is ephemeral in a city where food is short and tensions are high. It seems fate may leave them no choice but to fight - and perhaps die - to restore their city to a place they can call home.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1723996757
Publisher: Independently published

Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World

Cities fall. Worlds end. Zombies never die.

Join a group of friends on a journey that takes them to places they never imagined.

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she stopped painting, broke off her engagement to Adrian, and dated a real jerk. Self-improvement can wait, however. First, Cassie and her friends must escape Brooklyn before they turn into zombies, too.

This is difficult enough, but Cassie’s ex-boyfriend and a friend’s bratty sister make everything—apocalypse included—more unpleasant. When the two attract a deadly threat to their safe haven, Cassie’s forced to see how far she’ll go to protect those she loves—and it’s further than she anticipated. Between this, her past mistakes, and the living dead, that losing streak shows no sign of letting up.

Survival’s great and all, especially when you have leather armor, good friends, and home-brewed beer. But there’s something Cassie must do besides survive: tell Adrian she still loves him. And to do that, Cassie must find faith that she’s stronger than she thinks, she’s still a crack shot, and true love never dies.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1491054499
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
So Long, Lollipops: A Until the End of the World Novella

Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he’d ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way. Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it’s almost impossible to believe.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1974404100
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
And After

Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it’s that life in this new world is highly imperfect.

When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right. But the highly imperfect world makes only one guarantee—zombies never die, never stop and are never satiated.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1499598476
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
All the Stars in the Sky

Cassie Forrest has sworn she’ll never let the world get the best of her again. She’s chosen to believe everything will be all right. But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive—and it’s hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.

Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1507568910
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform