First off, trying to boil your life down to a few paragraphs is like trying to get out of the house with a newborn in under 5 minutes.
Those of you with kids will understand the reference. Speaking of which I have three, thankfully they are mostly grown at this point which has allowed me to pursue a writing career. I grew up a blue collar man in a blue collar family, after a stint in the Marines and then the more dangerous Post Office, I decided to educate myself and get one of those cushy white collar jobs. Well I got a few, damned thing was though I couldn’t hold on to them. Kept getting laid off. It was during these down times that I began to write, it was a way to cope with the stress of having a family that was becoming more and more difficult to support.
My wife and I put out the first Zombie Fallout book in February of 09, there was huge fan-fare, ticker tape parades and maybe even some hyperventilating from the one fan that bought the book that month. Didn’t matter much that wasn’t why I had written it in the first place.
I wrote a zombie book because I’ve always been fascinated with the genre. Ever since I was 7 years old and my cousin who was babysitting thought watching Night of the Living Dead would be a good way to while away the time. I’d never been so scared and enthralled at the same time in my entire life.
I devoured all things zombies, movies, books, comics. Didn’t matter much. And then during one of my lay-off periods, my wife dared me to write one, mostly so I’d leave her alone. And I haven’t looked back.
The Zombie Fallout series is 6 novels and 1 novella long, with Zombie Fallout 7 due in October. I have the Timothy series which is written through the eyes of a zombie (not for the faint of heart – and don’t eat and read it – you’ve been warned). There is also the continuing saga of The Book of Riley, a zombie tale told through the eyes of Riley, an American Bulldog.
My most recent book Lycan Fallout, reintroduces Michael Talbot a hundred and fifty years after the events of Zombie Fallout.
I don’t always write about the quasi-dead, but they’re never far from my brain (horrible pun but fitting)
Thank you for taking a few moments to learn a little about me!