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Monday, 16 November 2015

Books, Beer and Blogshit: Winter of Zombie 2015: Samie Sands

Books, Beer and Blogshit: Winter of Zombie 2015: Samie Sands:

Winter of Zombie 2015: Samie Sands

You're reading Books, Beer and BLOGshit! Its the only blog on the internet that makes outrageous claims. I am you blog host, who once outran an Jaguar while on vacation in the Himalayas with the soul purpose of finding the perfect taco, Mr. Frank! (BTW: The tacos aren't all that great in the Himalayas.)

Speaking of tacos, today's interview is with none other than Samie Sands! What is the connection of tacos and Samie Sands you ask? I have absolutly no idea but logic would dictate there is one. I hope that Samie Sands is the type of person who condones avacado on her tacos. That's all I'm saying.

Time for the interview as the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour continues on Books, Beer and BLOGshit!

The Blogshit: Let’s cut to the chase, what are you promoting for the Winter of Zombie?

Samie Sands:  I’m promoting Forgotten ­– the second book in the AM13 virus series. In this book, the quarantine from the first book, Lockdown, has failed and so the Government has come up with a new plan – a sanctuary that’s completely untouched by infection.
The only catch is everyone has to make their own way there.
This book introduces 3 new characters, all which bring their own issues and personalities into surviving the zombie apocalypse. There’s the OCD sufferer, Ethan, who couldn’t deal with everyday life before infection. Then there’s Alyssa, who is an overly confident teenage girl who knows everything about zombies and finally Dr. Jones who seemingly has the fate of the human race resting on his shoulders.

Remember Forgotten

The Blogshit:  It’s rarely ever talked about, but how do you envision the outcome of the zombie world you have created? Is there hope? Will humanity succumb to the new world order? What is the outcome of all this horrible zombie business?

Samie Sands:  This is actually something that you’ll find out in the third and final book in the series! All I can say is by the end of Forgotten, it doesn’t look good. As with anything apocalyptic, the human race irrevocably changes – how would you go back to a normal, civilized society after going through all of that?!  

The Blogshit:  As a writer of zombie fiction, do you feel you can sustain your career writing about zombies only or do you feel you will need to write outside the sub-genre to continue? What avenues will you branch out to if you do feel a need to expand?

Samie Sands:  I love writing zombie fiction – pushing characters to their absolute limit is a lot of fun, because it allows you to explore human nature in a very unique way. That being said, I would love to write in other genres too, for the experience. I’ve had a few short stories included in horror anthologies that weren’t centered round zombies, and they were entertaining to write too.

The Blogshit: What is more important to the story: A sympathetic human survivor or a zombie with an interesting storyline?

Samie Sands:  Having a human survivor that people will route for is important, but it’s also really fascinating to see the world from the perspective of a zombie. Sometimes it’s too easy to see them as just monsters, but of course they were just another person once.

The Blogshit:  For you, who are the most important writers in zombie fiction at this moment?

Samie Sands:  My favorite zombie author is Adam Baker, because his virus is something unique and it has really strange effects on the body which is unlike anything else I’ve ever read. There’s new awesome zombie author’s popping up all the time, which is brilliant for the genre. The more it grows, the more popular it becomes!

The Blogshit:  Is there room for sex in the zombie apocalypse?

Samie Sands:  I’m sure that if people could find the time and a safe space, people would be having sex, so yes there’s definitely room for it.

 The Blogshit: How much consideration do you give to the seasons in your zombie stories?

Samie Sands:  The seasons are mentioned, but aren’t a massive factor in my books because it’s not set over a really long time scale. It’s not a world in which the cold or heat has a particular effect on the undead.

The Blogshit:  Our final question always revolves around zombie themed food. This Winter of Zombie, Books, Beer and BLOGshit wants you to consider setting up a food truck to cater to a zombie clientele. What would you name your Zombie Food Truck?

Samie Sands:  Undead Appetizers: Resurrect Your Taste Buds

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