I lived in Edmonton for a year and it was the first time that I was surrounded by people who loved hockey more than life itself. Anyone who knows me, knows that sports aren’t my thing, but I do love the run-off passion of others who are obsessed with them.
While listening to a friends discuss his love/hate relationship with the Edmonton Oilers, the idea for Zomboni popped into my head.
Laynie Robinson has an amazing slap shot, but witnessing her mother’s death has left her with a panic-inducing fear of the ice. When a Zamboni possessed by a vengeful spirit starts to terrorize the local arena, she’ll have to sharpen her blades and hit the ice in order to survive sudden death.
It took years before I finally sat down to write it but I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.