A lifelong reader and sometime writer of short stories and poems, Joseph Talluto has read nearly every genre existing. Exploring several career options, he chose teaching and after spending ten years as an educator and administrator, he has written his first series, White Flag of the Dead. The independently published first work was recently picked up by Severed Press, which now will include six books in the series. Book 1, Surrender of the Living, was published in December of 2010, with Book 2, Taking it Back in the works to be published in 2011. Book 3, America the Dead, should see publication around summer of 2011, followed by Book 4, United States of the Dead. Book 5, Dead Surge, is now out with Book 6 seeing completion by the Fall of 2012.