This recovered photo shows Brent (on left) in what's become known as the Para-Zombie Incident.

Brent Weaver writes to satisfy that creative craving. He has never been abducted by aliens, had tea with a zombie, or been on a reality show. Despite these obvious deficiencies in life experience he manages to conquer the prosaic by stewing words in the slow-cooker of his imagination. Louie and Penny, his most ardent groupies, could care less about his writing but adore the way he makes liver treats especially for them.