Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Why #Zombie Books? #Summerofzombie Tuesday

What is it about zombie books, you ask? 

Every generation has its monsters -  there was Universal's Frankenstein and the Wolfman in the 1930s; nuclear like The Blob in the 1950s; Freddie Krueger....  horrors in the basement...  Romero's zombies in the 1960s... the Walking Dead now.

Today, like it or not,  zombies are part of the culture. They are today's boogeymen. With all the financial disasters, freak weather, health scares, wars.... a monster seems a little less scary sometimes, right? It's a way to cope with fears - by turning them into the scariest thing you could - but will never - encounter. (Drug attacks excluded.) And sometimes we all need to escape into a movie, TV show, or book that scares us (almost) to death!

** What's your favorite movie or book monster? Comment to enter my giveaway or comment on the post here!

 ** Summer of Zombie Tuesday! 

Check out today's authors and excerpts. Full posts are  at the DyingDaysZombie blog. (I am adding excerpts here below once the posts go up.)


Tuesday June 16 Authors:

Mark Tufo Guest Post
(Author of Zombie Fallout)

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 I am honored to once again be a part of Armand’s Summer of Zombie Blog Tour. I’m honestly quite amazed he keeps inviting me back, I’m kind of a pain in the ass and rarely take anything seriously. With that being said part of the tour is supplying blog posts so I turned the question over to my readers and asked them what they would like to know about me. Below is one of the folks suggestions that I chose.

Sean Moriarty How much the support of your many many fans means to you and how it influences you. Read the rest...

Jaime Johnesee Guest Post

Author of The Misadventures of Bob the Zombie

There are as many types of zombies as there are zombie authors. I’ve spoken before about the lore and history of the zombie in the Americas. I’d like to talk to you about a movie that spurred my love for zombies. A movie that I saw because I had read a “true” story of a real zombie named Clairvius Narcisse. After reading his account of being poisoned, and used as a slave, I decided to look into the story more. I tracked down articles from every newspaper and magazine that had covered the story. As I dug I found that a movie had been made based on Narcisse’s experiences. This is the movie I want to talk about today.

It was not based on Clairvius himself, but the general “facts” of his case. I found a friend whose parents had a copy of the movie, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and I watched it. I was fascinated, just as fascinated as I had been with Romero’s NOTLD. Read the rest…

Armand Rosamilia Guest Post

New Release! 
Dying Days 5

Dying Days 5 is finally here! During last year’s #SummerofZombie blog tour I released Dying Days 4, and the year before was Dying Days 3… first year of Summer of Zombie in June was Dying Days 2. I’m starting to see a pattern.
The fifth installment of the main Dying Days zombie series!

Darlene and John have been scattered… can they fight through miles of undead to find one another? Will The Lich Lord destroy what is left of this post apocalyptic world? Will the Main Street compound survive another day?

Amazon - Dying Days 5
Amazon UK

Leah Rhyne Guest Post
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Zombies. We’re here because we love them, right? You wouldn’t check out an event called the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour if you weren’t.

Me? I’ve loved them for a long time. I don’t remember the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead, but I don’t remember ever having not seen it, either. I grew up on horror movies, staying up late with my dad or my older brother, so I’ve seen ‘em all (or at least I’ve seen all the ones that came out before I had my daughter and suddenly couldn’t stomach watching horror movies in which bad things happen to little girls…which is pretty much all the contemporary ones…though I’ll watch World War Z any day…though the first 30 minutes make me cry every time….and I do mean every time…but I digress….).

But seriously. World War Z. The Walking Dead. Warm Bodies. Zombieland. We can’t get enough of zombie stuff, can we? . Read the rest…

Eli Constant and B.V. Barr Guest Post
Author of Z Children: Awakening

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The Potentially Lucrative Nature of the Well-trained Dog in Apocalyptic Scenarios
(OR- Sic Fido on the zombies!)

A lot of us have pets. We absolutely adore our Snuggles, our Milly-bird, our Judge the 3rd, and our Patches, the nearly wild, calico cat who often lurks in the shadows hunting the elusive vole. Animals are lovely family members and I can’t remember a time when I haven’t shared my home with a pet of some type. Those who are pet people understand how a furry baby can truly become like a child. We love them, we support them, and… we plan for them. Whether it is the matter of yearly vaccinations, well-researched boarding facilities, or the unpredictable ‘what-ifs’ of life, we plan for them. Because they’re important. Read the rest…

Jay Wilburn Guest Post

Author of The Dead Song Legend Dodecology Book I: January

If you listen to certain opponents of equality in terms of gay rights, the apocalypse is on the way due to the advances of the LGBT community. I disagree, of course, and that is not what this post is about. In science fiction fandom circles due to dust ups around the Hugo awards and the personal politics of certain writers, the conservative and progressive leanings of various authors, stories, and genre writing in general have been brought into question. That’s not really what this post is about either.

Zombie stories cover what happens to the world after the structures of the modern world are suddenly and violently stripped away. They follow the survivors after the rest of the population is transformed into monsters. These survivors cover a cross section of the population and typically involves throwing together survivors from differing backgrounds that are often in opposition to one another. This includes different races, faiths, socio-economic backgrounds, skill levels, political leanings, and levels of personal character and morality. This should naturally and logically include LGBT characters as well. Read the rest…


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BONUS! You can also order a cool T-shirt from the event.

** Get the ebook! Summer Of Zombie : 12 ebook box set with works by 13 Summer of Zombie authors. Available for a limited time!  

Check back often as more interviews, guest posts and teasers are added!

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