Reviews, both good and bad, make me smile. Why? Because it means someone took the potentially limited time they have to read and chose my book to spend that time reading. Even better? Constructive criticism.
Another thing I like? Doing author interviews. 🙂
So in an effort to catch up with all the stuff that’s been going on that I haven’t had a chance to post about (especially considering this is supposed to be *ahem* Zombie Awareness Month), here’s both an interview and a review for you! 🙂
I was interviewed a bit ago by fellow zombie author and awesomesauce book reviewer (and beta reader) James R. Jackson for his blog. Here’s a snippet:
Developing characters is a really interesting task. A lot of their attitudes came naturally; I write a lot before I even get started, most of the time, so as a result, I have a ton of short stories and novellas that are stashed on my hard drive that explore the lives of the characters, both before and after the viral outbreak. One particular novella, for example, follows the character Remy Angellette, showing what she was like before the outbreak, how she handled it, and what happened to her family—and what happened to her that put her where the rest of the group found her in the first book. (I’m contemplating releasing some of these novellas as promotions for the second and third books too, if there’s enough interest from readers!)
You can read the entire interview right here. And for you authors out there who are in need of a little assistance on military-related matters, check out Jackson’s new project The Ward Room. I can personally attest to how great he is with his assistance.
And as for the review I mentioned, The Guilded Earlobe has done a rare review on a written book (as opposed to the audiobooks they normally review on) and has reviewed The Becoming: Brothers in Arms!
The Becoming: Brothers in Arms is a fast paced, tightly drawn Zombie outbreak novel that highlights the characters craftiness and ingenuity over any special skills or training. … Meigs does a good job putting these two relatively normal guys in situations where they must use their natural born intelligence to find a way out of a highly unusual situation.
You can check out the entirety of the review right here on The Guilded Earlobe.