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Monthly Archives: December 2016

10 Questions with Mark Tufo

1.  How much of you are in the character of Mike Talbot in your Zombie Fallout series?   I surprisingly, or maybe not, get asked this question fairly frequently. Mike came into existence some thirty years ago when I started the first Indian Hill book. Back then he was loosely based on me. You write Read More…

Zombie Fallout Volume One by Mark Tufo

I have been reading quite a bit of post-apocalyptic fiction of late, some of which involves zombies destroying humanity, so it becomes difficult for a novel or series to stand out from the pack.  This is even moreso when you add in television shows and movies.  Zombie Fallout takes place immediately after the government lets Read More…

10 Questions with L Bachman

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? Classic horror writers like Mary Shelly and Bram Stoker really influenced me, the language they used is not something you see anymore, but in more recent times I really fell in love with Anne Rice’s book Interview with the Vampire. Something about the way she Read More…

Th Walking Dead: Hearts Still Beating

If you have been reading my episode recaps of The Walking Dead, then you know I have been hammering them pretty hard.  After the first two, the remaining episodes have, quite frankly, sucked.  Finally, we get an episode to justify some of the crappy viewing we have been exposed to this season, and it came Read More…

10 Questions with Scott Nicholson

1.  What do you prefer to write, stand alone novels or series?   Each has advantages and challenges. With standalones, you’re free to treat your characters as disposable, including killing off favorites. With a series, readers expect the same main characters to stick around for a while.   2.  How has the digital revolution and Read More…

After The Shock by Scott Nicholson

  I seem to be on a run of post-apocalyptic novels in my queue of late.  Most of them have been of the zombie variety.  In this novel, the culprit that leads to the demise of the human race is a series of solar flares, which wipes out most of humanity.  Of the survivors, there Read More…

The Walking Dead: Sing Me A Song

  After watching yet another lackluster episode of The Walking Dead, I can only come to one conclusion—every single character on this show is a complete moron.  And we have lame writing to thank for this.  Let me elaborate on how stupid these characters are.  Carl was so gung ho about killing Negan, yet he Read More…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Although it was fun to be back in the world of Harry Potter, where J.K. Rowlings has spun many exciting tales about the boy who lived, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them didn’t quite deliver in the manner I would have hoped for.  Set in 1926 New York, Newt Scamander is tracking down magical Read More…