John Mercer

John Mercer is a retired teacher in Fulton, NY. They Call Me Zombie, John's first novel, was crafted over a two and a half year period. Using a pseudonym to introduce the story to his students, John was able to receive feedback from nearly two-hundred children prior to publication making his novel kid tested and approved! Since publication, They Call Me Zombie has been used in several classrooms as a read along novel.

John's other novels, They Call Me Zombie: Hope and They Call Me Zombie: Kangaroo are the sequels to this ghostly adventure series.

John has visited several classrooms in the CNY area to discuss his books, the writing process and how students can achieve their goals. He is available for classroom visits or virtual meetings. All novels are available on and Kindle.

In addition to his writing, John is an avid fan of Syracuse Football and Basketball. In the spring and summer he continues with his feeble attempts at golf.


They Call Me Zombie By John Mercer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781490970943
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 7th, 2013

Mikey was having a perfectly good summer.... until he died. The doctors managed to save him from the great beyond, but as it turns out, dying really messes up your life. And since he came back, nothing has been the same.