It’s almost here, 3.5 readers! It’s almost here!
Starting October 1, I’ll be interviewing one author of zombie fiction per day for 31 days.
And these won’t be your typical interviews.
A zombie apocalypse is going to hit East Randomtown (my home town) on October 1 (convenient, I know) and at great risk to myself, I will take a break every day from the undead carnage to call up a different author using Alien Jones’ space phone.
From Oct. 1 to 10, here are the scribes that will be coming to the aid of your humble blog host:
Links will bring you to the authors’ Amazon pages:
The author of the Until End of the World series is going to help me pack the perfect bug-out bag. For you non-preppers out there, that’s a bag to keep by your door to grab in case of a zombie attack that requires you to abandon your home at a moment’s notice.
Most zombies are dirty brain chomping scumbags but believe it or not, there are a few good natured zombies that don’t mean any harm. The creator of the lovable goofball protagonist of Bob the Zombie helps me see the lighter side of the undead.
“The End of the World is Not Glamorous.” So goes the tagline of Stevie Kopas’ The Breadwinner Trilogy. Sometimes we nerds, what with our post-apocalyptic survival fantasies and all, tend to forget just how good we have it when it comes to food, running water, electricity, Internet and so on. Don’t worry as this scribe’s characters are surely reminded.
Retired Naval Officer Ann Christy’s Between Life and Death series features Emily, an eighteen year old who expected her life was going to be all about dating and college only to find herself smashing heads with her favorite sledgehammer. It just goes to show that a zombie apocalypse sure can toss a monkey wrench into the plains you laid out for your life but fear not, 3.5 readers, for Ann will help me sort things out.
What do you get when you cross the classic tale of Swiss Family Robinson with zombies? Why, Swiss Family RobinZOM of course. I become so intrigued by this reimagining of one of my favorite books that I get Perrin on the line to dish, not just about this tale but his other zombie-fied works such as Z-Minus and Blood Memory as well.
The author of the Journal of the Undead series dips into his bag of tricks to help your friendly neighborhood book nerd last another day against the undead hordes. His books even have their own official action figure developed by Mark Neto of Markneto’s Mightiest Mego Super Customs.
I thought about hiring Mark to create a Bookshelf Q. Battler action figure, but an action figure of a guy who collects action figures seems way too meta.
One might think that the erotica and zompoc genres don’t jive, but Gillian explains how danger is an aphrodisiac in her NOLA Zombie novels, where survivors are either killing uglies or bumping them (that is to say each others’ and not the zombies.) Sorry, but you have to clarify everything nowadays.
Also, Gillian is going to school me on how to become an alpha male… so all you women better get your asses over to this blog and check it out!
(Of course, I mean only if you want to, ladies. You know, if you’re not busy and it’s not too much trouble. I’m so sorry for being rude. Please accept my apology.)
Poor Gillian. She’s really got her work cut out for her with a world renowned poindexter like me.
Joseph Zuko is such a bonafide expert on all things undead that “Zombie” is literally his middle name. OK, so I haven’t checked his birth certificate, but its still pretty impressive. Joe, seen above peddling his book, The Infected, door to door, will give me an ed-u-ma-cation on everything from anti-zombie weaponry, post-apocalyptic fitness skills, and even some sweet ass Krav Maga moves. Zombies won’t know what hit them once good ole’ Zombie Zuko gets through training me.
I sit this one out to give Video Game Rack Fighter a chance to hone her interviewing chops. The screenwriter of HVZ: Humans vs. Zombies, based on the popular live action role playing game, talks about his novels like Zombie Attack! as well as how his love of Los Angeles allowed him to bring the City of Angels alive in great detail in LA Undead.
You know 3.5 readers, if a fight ever breaks out between a horde of zombies and Armand Rosamilia, my money is on Armand. I don’t think the zombies would even bother to try anything. Like Chuck Norris, the only thing Armand would have to do is just shake his head in a disapproving manner and the zombies would get all panicked and run in the opposite direction.
Personally, I don’t even think Chuck Norris would stand a chance.
Armand’s well-versed in horror fiction and will check in to talk about his Dying Days series. He’s even written about Cthulhu, which I give him props for, as the legendary squid faced beast is vastly underrepresented in today’s fiction.
Armand is seen above holding a cuddly pink version of Cthulhu, only because you’d probably freak the hell out if you were to ever lay eyes upon the real legendary monster.
There’s more to come, 3.5 readers! #31ZombieAuthors October 1 all the way through Halloween right here on the Bookshelf Battle Blog!