Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer of Zombie Blog Tour Post 1 - Interview with Armand Rosamilia


What inspired your new release?

After the first two Dying Days zombie books, I wanted not only the survivors to progress but the zombies themselves, or else they would simply rot away to nothing and we'd be done wit the story. I thought about it and (hopefully) came up with a great concept.

Tell us about any WIPs you have

I am currently working on about 19 projects (not a lie!) but the next zombie one will be Dying Days: Origins, a prequel to Tosha Shorb, a character introduced in Dying Days 2.

How many people ask you to read their books?

Too many, unfortunately. I don't have nearly enough time to read everything offered. If it's something that interests me I will try to read it, but if I don't like it 100% I won't bother to blurb for it. I let them know ahead of time. I have read some brilliant books this way, though.

In a word sum up your writing style

Sexy. Wait, that describes me. Written.

Do you have a character you enjoyed writing the most?

Darlene Bobich, most definitely. She's the star of the Dying Days series, and I am really happy with the way she's progressed and let's me tell her story.

Is there a genre you would like to try?

Hmm… I've written horror, thrillers, erotica, contemporary fiction, fantasy… I think a romantic comedy or a solid science fiction story at some point, just to see if I can do it.

Could you live without coffee?

Without coffee there is no real reason to live.

Tell us one of your favorite jokes

Two cannibals are eating a clown. One of them asks the other 'does this taste funny to you?'

What's your favorite thing about the writing process?

Reading along as you write with great characters, just writing out their stories. When they come to life it is amazing.

Three facts about you

I hate the sight of blood… I am not a big fan of extreme horror movies… I once ate 37 White Castle cheeseburgers in one drunken night…

Do you believe in UFOs?

I believe there has to be something out there, but the chances so many have landed without anyone knowing, except Bigfoot and Elvis, seems odd.

What was your favorite snack growing up?

Anything chocolate. Chocolate rules.

Would you rather have fame or fortune?

I'd prefer both, but if I had to choose… fortune is always nice, plus then I can go to McDonalds without being swarmed.

Pick one book that is your all-time favorite?

Watership Down is my favorite book of all time.

Embarrassing guilty pleasure -

Singing 80's Hair Metal at the top of my lungs while I'm driving. And last week I was singing "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" from Judas Priest and was pointing at the lady in the car next to me (true story)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

I can be both, but once I get to know you I am an extrovert.


Muppet - Animal.

Cartoon growing up- Star Blazers

Color- Green

Type of Monster- Zombie (obviously!)

Do you speed when you drive?

Nope. I actually drive like an old man.

Spaghetti or Lasagna and why?

Ziti. But Spaghetti with meatballs is a close second.

Your thoughts on Self Publishing

Without it, who knows where we'd all be. I've accomplished more in the last 3 years than the 20 before trying to get my work out.

Your thoughts on Zombies

They are neat-o. I love zombies, especially in literature when the author can do something unique with them.

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

No. It was a hoax, remember? I also hate polar bears. (Totally unrelated)

Are you a tweeter, a re-tweeter, or you couldn't care less about Twitter?

I love Twitter. I have over 38,000 followers, and I love each and every one dearly.

Would you rather sit on a porch with sweet tea {insert other beverage if tea isn't your thing} or go hiking with a bottle of water and a smile?

I would rather drown on the sweet tea (which I love) rather than hike more than 22 feet.

Your favorite type of music

Thrash Metal old school dude.

Your favorite color of Skittle

I hate Skittles. They aren't chocolate.

Your favorite memory

The first time I saw Shelly getting out of her car. (I know, cheesy, but I can't help it)

Your favorite quote

Anything Morgan Freeman says, such as 'You can't handle the truth!'

Your favorite way to spend an evening

With the TV off, reading a good story on my Kindle and eating a pound of M&M's.

Tell us what you are working on now!

My contemporary fiction stories for the Flagler Beach Fiction Series, which are different from anything I've written before.

Anything you would like to say to the aspiring authors reading this blog?

My token advice should be taken to heart: start drinking heavily. And read great blogs, like this one. And mine at

Thanks so much again!

No, thank you!

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