My Zombie Featured author for today is V. L. Locey so thank you for taking the time to do the short interview with me and telling us about your books and other interesting topics!
Book/Book Series: Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse Series
# of Books in Series: 4
Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology)
Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham
Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 3:He’s a Lumberjack And He’s Undead
Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 4: Zombies, Zendra, and Ziegfeld Follies
Brief Description: The Two Guys novellas are what I like to call zom-rom-coms, or zombie romantic comedies. The books star Paul and Gordon, a gay couple, who are trying to survive a deadly zombie apocalypse with only their wits, several warm yet wacky new friends, a sullen cat, one homophobe, and a slightly senile Tennyson loving neighbor.
Paul and Gordon aren’t your typical zombie hunters. They’re a loving couple of educators who might be infected by the virus that is turning the world’s population into mindless, undead eating machines. So why haven`t they turned? Well, Gordon has a theory about that. He suspects that those who march under the rainbow flag just might be carrying the cure for the plague in their bloodstream. Zendra, the massive pharmaceutical company where the mutated virus was made, certainly seems to be in a hurry to round up all the gay survivors they can grab.
To avoid the clutches of Zendra, Paul, his partner Gordon, and a ragtag band of survivors head into the Great White North – the land of maple syrup, hockey, lumberjacks, and thick bacon. Here they plan to spend the winter, hopefully safe from roaming bands of undead, militaristic companies with far too much power, seedy groups of other survivors, and the always dreaded moose. Can two guys in love lead a motley crew to safety?
Paul, Gordon, and their ragtag band of zombie hunters are searching for a winter stronghold. Will undead lumberjacks, wandering moose, and other less-than-friendly survivors put a crimp in their homesteading plans?
How long have you been an author and are you self-published or with a publisher?
I`ve been writing seriously for over six years now, but I`ve always been a writer. I just didn`t discover my inner scribe until I was in my mid-forties. I am both self-published as well as traditionally published. My publishers are Torquere Press and Secret Cravings Publishing, which are both superb houses to be a part of.
Favorite Zombie Book, movie, or TV series:
Favorite zombie book is World War Z by Max Brooks. I had the pleasure of hearing Max speak as well as getting him to autograph my copy of WWZ. My favorite zombie movie is Zombieland. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen that flick, and the cat in my series is named Tallahassee in homage. Of course my top zombie show is The Walking Dead. Hubby and I are devoted fans, who never miss an episode.
Pros and Cons of being an author:
The pros far outweigh the cons. One of the upsides to being an author is being able to bring the stories that bang around inside my head out into the light. Sharing them with readers is a true joy. I also love interacting with readers and fans. I’m pretty gregarious so chatting with the people who purchase and read my work is one of the true pleasures of being an author. I also love the cover creation aspect, as well as making promotional slide and ads.
The downside is probably editing as I`m pretty grammatically challenged. My editors have threatened to remove the apostrophe key from my laptop, forbidden me to use exclamation points for three years, and grown bone-weary of adding and/or deleting misplaced commas. While I dislike the editing process, I know it is a necessary step in bringing what my muse sees to the reader. I just wish I had a personal assistant I could make put those darn commas where they belong!
Click below to grab the first two books in this awesome Zombie series written by the talented V.L. Locey