Friday, January 3, 2014

Interview with Eric A. Shelman.

Full Name:
Eric A. Shelman

Do you have a nickname or what do your friends call you?
Not in front of my face.
Mark Twain said something like “The true estimation of your character is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” But I can’t find the direct quote so my paraphrasing will have to suffice.

Fort Worth, Texas

Current hometown:
Cape Coral, Florida

Favorite city and why?
Don’t really have one.  Haven’t lived that many places to have come up with one, but enjoyed Seattle, WA, Kerrville, TX, and I like my city, Cape Coral, Florida just fine.
What’s so great about Cape Coral?
Cape Coral has 400 miles of canals – more than any other city in the world, including Venice, Italy.  Yeah, Venice is cooler looking, but I love living here. 

Birthday / Age:
April 3, 1960 / 53.
What age did you decide to break into the writing game?
Been writing since I was in grade school, but when my late brother, Gary, came home one day with a short story he’d written, I got the itch.  That was probably twenty years ago.  Finally got published in a small mag in Texas in 1993.  First paid gig!  $2.00!!!!
How would you describe yourself physically?
Average and gaining.

How would someone else describe you physically?

The first thing people notice about you is…
My friendly demeanor.

Hair Color / Eye Color / Race?
Brown with some goddamned salt, green eyes, and white – or pink, as I like to say.

Sexual orientation?
This man likes the opposite sex.  Never went the other way … never found it appealing.
Hopefully they return the favor more often than not.

Religion, if any?
Agnostic – respectful of those who believe, can’t stand atheists who complain about religion and religious objects “offending them.”
I’m kind of one of the atheists that you can’t stand.  But mostly because theists can’t seem to mind their own business and keep it secular in daily life.  Someone wants to live their life according to their delusions of religiosity and pretend that there’s an invisible man that cares about their brief and relatively pointless existences that’s fine.  Live and let live.  But when they start trying to protest the theory of evolution in schools in favor of the “creation” myth then that’s where I draw the line.  It’s bad enough that almost all providers of goods and services have weird hours on Sundays because it’s supposedly the magic sky daddy’s special day.   But when you think that your opinion should be taught to children over science then you should reappraise the value of your opinion.   The theory of evolution may be a theory, but at least it’s somewhat scientific and the best explanation that we’ve got so far and it’s infinitely better than forcing some magic myth where the invisible creator blinks the entire universe into existence on a whim into the minds of impressionable children.
I say teach the various beliefs.  Teach evolution, teach creation, teach big bang … whatever.  Let the student decide what to believe.  Teach them all with the same level of credibility.
You can’t really believe that.  Do you know how many different creation myths there are?  Just about as many myths as there are religions.  Do you know how many religions there are?  Well, I don’t either, but there are a lot.  I’m all for religious freedom as long as their beliefs don’t impede on my absence of belief and my personal freedom.  But at some point we have to draw the line and stop allowing people to teach fairy tales as science.  The entire planet wasn’t blinked into existence over the course of seven days.  The universe may not have started with the explosion of matter outwards from a singularity, but that’s the best explanation we’ve got so far.  Also our species wasn’t created when a deity decided to borrow a rib from a man to make a woman, which, by the way, would make us all the product of incest.  The theory of evolution is called a theory because it’s the best explanation we have and scientists are open to being proven wrong.  Pretty much it’s the equivalent of, “Well, this is what we came up with so far using scientific inquiry… what do you got?”   The creation myth is exactly that, a myth and a stupid one at that, and I have a problem taking anyone seriously that decides to dig their heels in over that.  I hope this doesn’t tank the interview, and I’m not trying to get into a religious debate, per se, but the interviews are correspondence / conversational in style and the blog is title You Are Entitled To My Opinion.  If that’s really what you believe then we’re just going to have to agree to disagree and celebrate each other’s freedom to believe in what we choose to believe in.
To answer your questions once and for all, I could really give two shits what they teach anyone about how the world and mankind came to be.  Nobody really seems to know and it’s not something that keeps me up at night.  There are too many people who ridicule people of faith – I’m not one of them.   Let people believe what they believe.  Billions of people on this planet believe there is some sort of God, and until they try to FORCE me to practice any religion (See: Muslim Caliphate).  I’m staying out of it.  Live and let live until you ain’t lettin’ me live anymore… and NO, I’m not mad.  Just not that interested in the subject matter.

Are you superstitious at all? Any phobias?
I think about things like a black cat crossing my path, breaking mirrors, walking underneath ladders and opening umbrellas in the house – but sometimes I do them anyway.  I do tend to avoid those things.  I don’t need any bad shit coming down on me.
Always better to be safe than sorry.   I don’t believe in magic, but I also wouldn’t want to piss off any wizards.  Reality is often the result of one’s will making changes in one’s environment and the last thing I need is anyone wishing me unwell.  I do badly enough on my own.

Do you smoke/drink?
Hell yes.  If so, what?  I smoke stuff that is legal in some states and mostly drink beer and wine.  I do like the odd cigarette and cigar.
I smoked my body weight in [censored] when I was in college, but I never had enough of a habit that I ever bought any.  Wait, we are talking about meth, right?   In all seriousness one time I was in a dorm room in a smoking circle and there were two bongs in rotation and I ended up having a bong in both hands and, realizing the absurd excess off the situation, I said, “Alright.  Sorry everyone.  Take these bongs away from me.  I’m out.”   My [censored] smoking has been pretty tame since then.  About half the time I’ll accept if offered and the other half of the time I have better things to do.  That being said, I’m a strong supporter of personal freedom and of the opinion that just because I don’t want to do something doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to.   As long as it doesn’t fuck with any kids or animals and doesn’t fuck up anybody else’s lives the let do as thou wilt be the whole of the law.

Any bad habits?
Yeah, I bite my nails, and I can procrastinate.
I never understood the attraction of biting one’s nails.   Unless you work in a candy factory I can’t imagine that they taste very good.  I understand the relief that having a bad habit can bring.  At least you’re not pulling out your own hair.

Dream job:
Full-time AUTHOR, of course.
Current occupation – Insurance Adjuster, both property and liability.  Also carry my real estate license and own a small real estate company.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Write, sing, hang with my wife, watch TV, eat.

What is your zombie outbreak survival plan?
Guns, food, fuel and high walls, baby.
I just accidentally figured out how to use the dirt from an excavation trench to build walls as a secondary barrier around a military base I was using in the latest chapter I finished for the post-apocalyptic zombie-epidemic novel-length book project I’m working on.   It was a happy accident.

Weapon of choice:
A 1911 .45.

Do you have any special skills?
I can sing alright, and I can ride a unicycle.  That latter shit ain’t gonna get me far.
Maybe further than walking, but it would probably make a pretty ostentatiously ridiculous commute.

Any pets?   If so, what are they and what are their names?
Just lost our Whippet brothers, Beau and Brody – adopted them from a realtor who was moving to Costa Rica.  They were awesome dogs.  Died a year apart.  Now dogless, and shall remain so for a while.

What is your favorite animal?

Speaking of pets, any pet peeves?
Rude people.  Service people who don’t greet you and don’t say thank you.  People who fuck up: there, their and they’re; your and you’re; and its and it’s.
I had a cop that was unnecessarily rude to me about a month ago and it still sticks in my craw.  I was coming out of an ATM and there were fire trucks and cop cars blocking off the street so I hung out and looked around for, like, half a minute.   A cop came by and said, “What does it look like we’re trying to do here?”.  I replied, “I have no idea, officer.  Trying to figure that one out myself.”  He responded, “We’re trying to block off the street, so why don’t you get out of here?”   Amazed by the unnecessary of his rudeness I replied, “Hey, I know you’re a cop and all, but don’t forget you’re also a public servant.   A little politeness goes a long way.  Next time maybe try a little ‘please’ and ‘thank you’… dick.”   I was a private citizen, in a public place, the street that I live on, not engaging in any kind of criminal activity.  If the cop hadn’t been so busy he probably would have arrested me and I think that that’s fucked up.  I don’t like living in a police state, which is what our nation has gradually become.
As for the third part, that’s the limit worst, especially or people that think of themselves as authors/writers.
I understand clumsy fingers, and typographical errors, and I can forgive them when infrequent.  Spell-check doesn’t catch everything.  But if it happens all the time, throughout your novel-length draft, then it’s either laziness or residual stupidity.
I’ve got dyslexia.  I used to have to have examples of certain letters from the alphabet taped to my desk in grade school until I finally memorized how to write them right.  I’ve worked long and hard to develop mnemonic aids to keep my “its/theirs/yours” straight and I expect anyone that expects anyone other than their loved ones to read their work to do the same.  It’s just common courtesy and the limit least that you can do for your readers to get those straight because whenever I’m test-reading something for someone and they don’t mind their “its/theirs/yours” every error is like a mental speed bump keeping me from sinking into your story and I end up having to do a free editorial pass before I can even read it.   The written word is like any tool.   You have to learn how to use it competently before using it to create anything that you expect anyone to subject themselves to.  Any author that doesn’t, doesn’t deserve to call themselves a writer.

Favorite / Least favorite Food:
Love pasta. / Hate broccoli and cauliflower.

What is your favorite quotation / motto / saying?
“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”  Anais Nin

What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
Meeting my wife of 27 years, Linda.

What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
Watching my father die in front of me at age four.  
I know it’s somewhat impolite to ask about the worst thing that ever happened to a person.  But it sounds like there might be an interesting story behind your answer and it’s my job as an interviewer to delve.  Care to elaborate?
We had run out of gas and he walked up the road a mile or so to get more.  He came back with a small gas can, and my mom waited in the car while I stood next to my dad while he put the gas in.  My mom suggested he prime the carburetor, so he opened the hood and took the air intake cover off and poured the gas in.  When he went to put the wing nut back on, he dropped it.  He leaned down in the engine compartment to retrieve it, and suddenly he stood straight up like a board,  and fell straight back.  He lay there on his back with foam bubbling out of his mouth.  I thought for years that my daddy died from swallowing gasoline.  I cried like crazy until a nearby construction crew gave me an orange soda.  I still can’t believe that’s all it took.

Ever had your heart broken? Is there a story worth telling behind your answer?
The answer is, I thought I had it broken, but the truth was, I hadn’t met the woman who really had the ability to truly break it before I met my wife.  No, she hasn’t broken it.

Ever broken someone’s heart? Is there a story worth telling behind your answer?
Probably, and I wouldn’t want to tell the story.

What is the best thing you’ve ever done?
Donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient.  As far as I know, he is sill alive.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever done?
It will remain a secret forever.

If you could kill one person, consequence free, who would it be and why?
I don’t need the Feds breathing down my neck.

What do you do?
I’m going to say I write novels, but I’m an insurance adjuster in my spare time.

How did you get started doing what you do?
I was inspired by my late brother, Gary.  He started writing short stories, and I remembered that I used to write.  I started writing short stories, but I was too young to really be able to develop characters; I don’t think I had a real line on how to create characters that were anything more than cardboard cutouts, and drawing emotion and personality into them was a mystery to me.  As I got older it came to me, and now I find it comes naturally.
At least you recognized your weaknesses and worked on them, developing your skills until they became your strengths.

What is your advice to other people that want to get started doing what you do?
Sit down and start writing.  You’ll never figure it out unless you do, and with self-publishing so easy to do, there is no excuse not to create something if you’re so inclined.  Have a lot of people read your stuff and join a critique group at first to get up to speed on what people REALLY think of your work.
I joined a few dozen writers/authors/publishing groups on Facebook when I was promoting my first self-published novel-length book project.   I decided to go the crowd-funding route and had some pretty decent success with it.  I was shooting for $2,500 and I made $500 which wasn’t bad all things considered, but it wasn’t free money.  I spent all of October pushing the campaign and probably got on the nerves on more than a few of my imaginary friends and real-world acquaintances but I tried to keep it as passive as possible.  Where I’m going with that preamble, is that I hate it when aspiring authors go onto those groups and post “I need help figuring out how to self-publish my book.”   I asked one author one question.   “Should I go through Lulu or CreateSpace.”  He replied, “If you go through CreateSpace you can distribute through Amazon.”  That was all the advice I needed.  I figured the rest out on my own and published two books last month and I’m literally working on about ten others, pardon the pun.  I think that if you want it badly enough, you’ll figure it out.  If you don’t, you won’t.   It’s not the easiest or simplest thing to do on the internet, but if you’ve got the persistence to expend the time and effort it’s a whole lot easier to establish yourself as a published author than it was even just ten years ago.  Of course, now we have the opposite problem.   There’s a boom of self-published “authors” who are putting out substandard product and the real challenge for modern authors is establishing yourself as different and better than all of the other authors and developing your brand.  I was a brand manager for a horror-genre merchandising company for five years before the economy imploded so I know a thing or two about branding and marketing and customer service and sales so that’s been a great help.  Also developing a network of friends and acquaintances in the writing community has been helpful.  That’s one of the fringe benefits of doing this interview blog.  I get to become better acquainted with some cool people and we usually find some way to help each other out with our respective endeavors.
I used Lightning Source for years and have most of my books with them for POD production, but I’m going to move them over to CreateSpace because my book copies are WAY less expensive.  I can actually make money on them!

What are some of the projects you’ve worked on/finished in the past?
Give us a little history if you will.

My first book, Out of the Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson, is a book written as “creative nonfiction” and is about a little abused girl in 1874 New York City, who was rescued by the ASPCA.  I also wrote a screenplay for the book at the request of my production company – but apparently I am not very good at screenplays, so they are hiring a “real” screenwriter for the job!
I wrote another book about the case in 2005, which was published by McFarland Press, an academic publisher.  After seven years of too high a price and poor sales, I wrote them and requested the rights back, which they granted.  I’ve since sold more books and made more money on it in two years than I made from them in seven.
My other books include:
A Reason To Kill – serial killer novel.
Generation Evil – a witch novel.
Dead Hunger I: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle
Dead Hunger II: The Gem Cardoza Chronicle
Dead Hunger III: The Chatsworth Chronicles
Dead Hunger IV: Evolution
Shifting Fears – a time travel/serial killer novel.
Dead Hunger V: The Road To California

What projects are you working on now?
Dead Hunger VI: The Gathering Storm.  My next job is to narrate “A Reason To Kill” for Audible, and following that, I’ll write a book called “The Camera,” which is just a working title.  After that, I get down to Dead Hunger VII: The Reign of Isis.
Sounds interesting!
Once I get caught up on my review queue I’d be interested in checking out the Dead Hunger series.  As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I’m working on a post-apocalyptic zombie-epidemic novel-length book-project of my own, so I’m always interested in checking out what other authors are doing with the “zompoc” theme.
Congrats on getting published my McFarland!
I like their books for the most part even though I’ve never bought one for full price since their pricing is so prohibitive.
That being said, congrats on getting the rights back.
I’ve noticed that the old model of publishers serving as the gatekeepers to book publishing as we knew it is over.
When the only way to sell books was to manufacture them, and the primary way to distribute them was to get them onto shelves in national bookstore chains, the cost for vanity publishing was prohibitive.  The internet changed everything and it seems that a lot of the publishing companies have been slow to adapt to the changes.  My first book was on contract for a traditional publisher and I appreciate them putting me in print for the first time as it really opened up some doors for me.  But as a publisher, the usual author/publisher relationship, easily comparable to the prostitute/pimp relationship, was in effect and I only received, I think 12% of the proceeds from the book sales.
I haven’t done badly by it, especially as a first-time author, but more money is almost always better and I certainly didn’t make enough to support myself with.
Maybe about twelve or fourteen hundred over the past five years or so.
Comparatively, crowd-funding my latest book project I made $500 before it was even written for a month’s work of unashamed self-promotion.
Now I have to write the fucking thing! *laughs*
I do appreciate the amount of control that you have when self-publishing.
Also I appreciate how all of the weight is on me.
The writing really stands on its own.  If it’s a success, I reap all of the profit and glory, minus Amazon’s little 30% taste for providing the production and delivery method.
If it’s a huge failure, then the only time wasted is my own and the blame is mine.
The only thing I miss is the promotional machine that conventional publishers have in place.  If I could find a publishers willing to work for an agent’s commission, say, 20% for promoting the book, then I would gladly let a promoting publisher handle the promotional part of the book selling process.   For them, it would be found money, and for me, it would mean that much more time I could spend writing, or at least doing all of the little things I do to procrastinate from writing until I’m ready to actually settle in and get into the zone and start writing.
When I’m really in the zone I can do ten thousand pages a day, but it takes a lot out of me and I don’t even want to look at a laptop for a couple days afterwards.
I made over $25K on book sales  last year.  This year’s still in the five figure area, but not enough to do it full time… yet.

What are you watching?
Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, The Blacklist, Person of Interest.  For fun, LA Complex.

What are you listening to?
Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Joe Satriani, Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Supertramp… tons.

What are you reading?
Deeply Odd, Dean Koontz.  (Now done and liked.  Reading Stephen North’s Dead Tide.)

Favorite author / book?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Ken Follett.  The Stand, Intensity, and Pillars of the Earth, respectively.

Favorite band / song?
Way too many to name. 

Least favorite band / song?
Black Eyed Peas.  Will I Am can’t sing his way out of a paper bag without Autotune.

Desert Island Music / Movies / Books: You know the deal.  Five of each.
Steely Dan greatest hits.
Led Zep greatest hits.
Bob Seger – Live Bullet
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Van Morrison Greatest Hits
(Bob Dylan should be there somewhere … )
Movies:  Schindler’s List, 300, Kill Bill 1 & 2, From Dusk ‘til Dawn, Zombieland
Books: Stephen King’s The Stand, Koontz’s Intensity, Koontz’s The Good Guy, Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, and Watership Down.
You’re the second author to mention Watership Down.
I think we can both agree that Richard Adams is a vastly under-rated author.
Have you read Plague Dogs?
I think I read Plague Dogs a long time ago – might be time for a re-read. 

If you could do anything other than what you do now, what would you do?
Well, I’d be a full time writer or would be a musician.

Who would you want to meet that you haven’t met? You get three choices:
Alive. Dead. Fictional.

Dean Koontz.  Thomas Jefferson.  Beetlejuice.

What’s the best and worst job you’ve ever had?
Best?  Writer/Author.  Worst? Installing testing templates on the inside of the steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.  Massive radiation exposure.  I’ve always done every job I’ve ever had to the best of my ability, though.
Well at least now that you glow in the dark you don’t need a night light.

Are there any questions that I didn’t ask that you wished I had asked that you would like to answer now?
Not really.

Anyone you recommend I interview that you can put me in touch with?
Stephen A. North.
You handle the introduction and I’ll handle the follow-through. 
I’ll put him in touch with you right away… sorry for the delay.  Thought I returned this!
No harm, no foul.  At least you followed through.  You'd be surprised at how many people don't.

Got any questions for me?
Yeah, when did you start writing?  Your first stuff?
Kind of complicated question but I’ll try to keep it short.
My first stuff was awful gothic poetry that hopefully doesn’t exist in any form anywhere anymore.
At least if I’m lucky it doesn’t.  I’d hate for that stuff to come back to haunt me someday when and if I ever am able to support myself as an author.
I was in a pop-punk band and I wrote the songs which was decent writing practice.
Writing stuff in verse, getting the “feet” to match the beat was something that the guitarist never understood and since I ended up being the singer too I had to pretty much rewrite everything he came up with so it would work as a song instead of a bunch of vaguely rhyming sentences.
My first book came from reviewing books and being invited to write one by a publisher I was asking for free books to review.
I had a bunch of anthology appearances that paid in contributor copies and one $25 check for the five or so that I was in.
I wrote a pretty nasty novel five or so years ago that I couldn’t find a home for despite the fact that I’ve been trying to get it read for publishing consideration from every publisher I knew.
One of my short stories for a zombie-themed anthology was pretty popular and someone asked me if I planned on turning it into a book.  I hadn’t thought about that before, and it seemed like a good idea so I’m working on that now.
I decided along the way that I wanted to self-publish it instead of going through the traditional publishing method and used my unpublished novel, putting it out under a pen name to test the process.
Once I learned the hang of it, it was pretty easy, so I put out a collection of interviews from the You Are Entitled To My Opinion blog so I published two books last month.
I took a step back and looked at my body of work and when I realized I could adapt all of the screenplays I worked on into novels through the magic of novelization, I realized I have the rights to about ten i.p.s (as in “intellectual properties”) so it will probably be a pretty busy few months if I can find the time to work on all of the projects I want to work on.  That’s not counting helping other people to work on developing their book ideas since I just started my own publishing imprint Burnt Offerings Books to publish my own work and help other like-minded authors navigate their way through the self-publishing process.
Thanks for asking!

Thanks for letting me subject you to being interviewed!

Pitch parade:
Give me all of your links for things you want to promote.   All of them.

Amazon Author Page:

About the Interviewee:
My passion is writing, and I intend to do it full time one of these days.  I’m not there yet, but my first book only came out fourteen years ago.
So, wow. Damned zombies. Who ever thought I'd go from my first book, a story of an abused child in 1870's New York being rescued by the ASPCA to zombies? Yes, the first book is true - all the rest, except for my second book on Mary Ellen Wilson - the little abused girl - are fiction. Serial killers, witches, time travel and of course, my most popular books to date, the Dead Hunger series.
I live in SW Florida.  I sing.  I write.  I paint.  I collect microphones, but only new awesome ones.  My quirkiest thing is that I have over 200 videos on YouTube.  Yes, they are of ME singing.  It's cuckoo, I know.  Another weird tidbit?  My Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl cover has over 3,700,000 hits.  Yeah, over 3.7 million.  The link is here:
So check out my writing. Download a sample for Kindle if you like. I think you'll like my style, because I write the way people talk. I do not write how the writing geniuses try to tell you to write. So conversational is my style, and I like to keep that shit as real as I can.
Thanks for reading! Visit my web page at I'll keep you updated on my new releases! You can also email me if you want to order shirts or autographed books. ALSO, look me up on Facebook - it's AuthorShelman there, too.
~ Eric

OPTIONAL: Prove you’re not a replicant.

Question 1:
A tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can't, not without your help, but you're not helping. Why is that?
He is being guarded by a minotaur.

Question 2:
Describe in single words, only the good things that come in to your mind about your mother.

Hard-working, sweet, caring.

Question 3:
It's your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet.

I fill it full of cash.

Question 4:
You've got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar.

I send him to Madagascar to find the ultimate butterfly.

Question 5:
You're watching television. Suddenly you realize there's a wasp crawling on your arm.

I flick it off my arm quickly and jump up and assume a defensive posture.

Question 6:
You're reading a magazine. You come across a full-page nude photo of a girl. You show it to your husband. He likes it so much he hangs it on your bedroom wall.

I’m shocked that I have a husband.  I question my entire life and my sanity.

Question 7:
You're watching a stage play. A banquet is in progress. The guests are enjoying an appetizer of raw oysters. The entree consists of boiled dog.

I wonder why I’m in Vietnam and immediately try to book a flight home.

About the Interviewer:
Scott Lefebvre can write about whatever you want him to write about.
Mostly because when he was grounded for his outlandish behavior as a hyperactive school child, the only place he was allowed to go was the public library.
His literary tastes were forged by the works of Helen Hoke, Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe, and H. P. Lovecraft.
He is the author of Spooky Creepy Long Island, and a contributing author to Forrest J. Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead, Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction, The Call of Lovecraft, and Cashiers du Cinemart.
He is currently working on ten novel-length book projects which will be released in 2014.
He also publishes themed collections of interviews from his interview blog You Are Entitled To My Opinion.
His reviews have been published by a variety of in print and online media including Scars Magazine, Icons of Fright, Fatally Yours and Screams of Terror, and he has appeared in Fangoria, Rue Morgue and HorrorHound Magazine.
He is the Assistant Program Director for The Arkham Film Society and produces electronic music under the names Master Control and LOVECRAFTWORK.
He is currently working on a novel-length expansion of a short-story titled, "The End Of The World Is Nigh", a crowd-funded, crowd-sourced, post-apocalyptic, zombie epidemic project.
Check out the blog for the book here:
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  1. Thank you, Scott! You are a good guy … a bit quirky, but that's just how it goes, right? I'm right there with ya!

  2. Thanks so much Scott for interviewing me, brother! I appreciate your dedication to the craft and to fellow authors! Happy New Year … good writing!