3.5 readers, I think I might have invented something.
“The Storytelling Interview Series.”
As I’ve discussed ad nauseam, this October there will be an interview series on this site called “#31ZombieAuthors.”
Once a day in October, I’ll be interviewing a different zombie author.
I’ll be doing it in a fun way.
A zombie apocalypse will strike East Randomtown and it will be up to me to save the day.
Every day will feature an excerpt from my Zombie Apocalypse Survivor’s Journal, followed by the zombie author interview of the day.
I will actually take a break from the action to “call” authors using Alien Jones’ space phone.
It’s very tongue in cheek. At times, various characters will comment on my incompetence for calling authors when I should be fighting the apocalypse.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my 3.5 readers will receive this well.
The zombie authors have gotten a kick out of it so far, and these are all people who’ve successfully published, so they know a thing or two.
At the very least, no one’s told me, “This idea sucks! Get lost, loser!”
So that’s always a plus in my world.
Perhaps it might be too early to be thinking about the future. I should wait and see how #31ZombieAuthors goes.
BUT – it has recently crossed my mind that if all goes well, I could start applying this concept to other genres.
So you tell me, 3.5, which of these concepts would you like to see next?
YETI HEAT – THRILLER AUTHORS
BQB’s nemesis, the Yeti, devises some type of hilarious crime. BQB and Alien Jones get deputized as Jack Bauer style agents and have to unravel the furry snow beast’s plot before all is lost. Along the way, they stop to interview thriller authors.
CAPT. BATTLER’S CURIOUSLY FUNKY FLYING CONTRAPTION – STEAMPUNK AUTHORS
A contingent of steampunks crash their airship in East Randomtown. Their Captain has been murdered by a ne’er-do-well who has captured their city in the sky, forcing them to go on the run. The steampunks recruit BQB to become their new Captain and Alien Jones as his first mate. They go on a mission to oust the baddie and along the way, you guessed it, authors of steampunk books are interviewed.
UNTITLED BQB/VGRF ROM COM – ROMANCE AND/OR ROMANTIC COMEDY AUTHORS
WOMAN: Sniff. I hope BQB and VGRF get back together.
MAN: I wish I was watching Yeti Heat.
BQB and Video Game Rack Fighter split up in a comical manner. It’s BQB’s fault because, well, it’s always the man’s fault, isn’t it? If you disagree, ask the woman. BQB goes through a series of hurdles to win back his lady love. In the meantime, romance authors are interviewed.
JONESING FOR THE COSMOS – SCI FI AUTHORS
The Esteemed Brainy One in a rare pants wearing moment.
Alien Jones recounts the tale of how he first met Bookshelf Q. Battler, as a result of being ordered by his ruler, the Mighty Potentate, to become a columnist for the Bookshelf Battle Blog. From time to time, AJ takes a break to interview a sci-fi author.
- I have a few other ideas, but these are the most formulated so far.
- I’m leaning toward Steampunk first because in my mind, that story has the most concrete outline.
- I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to do these. I love doing them but I’d also like to get a book or two out next year so I guess I’ll have to make a choice.
What say you, 3.5 readers?