What the most enjoyable part of the writing process? What was the least enjoyable part?
The most enjoyable part of writing – especially in a series like this one – is that you get to play god. There are some pretty far-fetched ideas in both books, but that’s the joy of working in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genre. The hardest part is actually sitting down each day, without interruption, and churning out the words. Writing is like digging ditches. Having written something that doesn’t make you puke when you read it back, though, is a great feeling.
Most of the main characters have really good qualities. Matt is a family-loving farm boy who is really down to earth. Sally is a bookish, independent young woman, who is resourceful and logical. The person I’d probably enjoy hanging with the most, however, would be Dylan. He’s a bit of a rebel and doesn’t care too much if he offends people. When Sally first meets him, he’s sitting in a deserted bar drinking by himself, after exterminating mutant ‘feeders’. My kind of hero.
If there was a zombie apocalypse, what would your strategy be? Hiding places? Weapons? Overall friendliness to others?
I think I’d be pretty useless in a zombie apocalypse. My only hope would be logic and intelligence. I would probably try to get away somewhere isolated and do the whole self-suffiency thing (badly). I don’t think I’d be a warrior like Dylan. Weapons? Guns, and as many as possible. I don’t think I’d be like those Walking Dead people smashing heads with baseball bats and getting covered in blood and gore. Why don’t they get infected from all that blood, by the way?
Where can people pick up either DB or DCD?
Both books are available at Amazon, Kindle and Smashwords. Diamond Creek Dogs will be available on iTunes in the next week or two. Here are the links: