Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer of Zombie Blog Tour Post #8 - Interview with T W Brown


What inspired your new release?

My latest is the sixth book in the DEAD series, Dead: Confrontation. The inspiration came from the fact that I believed zombie fans could handle something with a large cast of characters, some serious character development, and a story line that was not, run, set up a fortress, get over run, repeat.

Tell us about any WIPs you have

Besides already starting on the seventh DEAD book, I am working on the second book in my non-zombie series, Dakota. The fifth Zomblog, Zomblog: Snoe’s War is just about ready and comes out in late June, and I am mulling over the story for the second That Ghoul Ava book. Yep…that should about cover it.

How many people ask you to read their books?

Lots. And I try to whenever I can because I remember being the one doing the asking. If somebody asks, they are putting themselves out there and preparing for rejection. You need to hear a few “yes” responses. Now, that said, I always tell them that I am not going to sugar coat something. If I like it, great, but if you don’t want to know if and why I don’t…then do not send it to me to read.

In a word sum up your writing style


Do you have a character you enjoyed writing the most?

Ava is my “fun place” when it comes to writing. Otherwise, I would have to say my Geeks from the DEAD series because they are loosely based on some friends of mine.

Is there a genre you would like to try?

I was a huge D & D geek from the late 70s and early 80s and love good fantasy. I think a lot of D & D types feel that their campaign would make a great fantasy series…I’m no different. I have a campaign that lasted over four years and if the fantasy market was not so glutted, I might give it a go. However, I already my time travel, modern day guys thrown back to the Civil War (Dakota) series, my DEAD books, the Zomblog series (which will be wrapped for good in October), and That Ghoul Ava, my horror comedy…so I am fine for now.

Could you live without coffee?

Nope. Would never try. I don’t drink or smoke, so it is my last vice and I am keeping it.

Tell us one of your favorite jokes

Armand Rosamilia walks into the doctor’s office with a frog on his head. The doctor says, “What seems to be the problem?” The frog says, “I don’t know, it started out as a bump on my ass.”

Here are some questions you can choose to answer!

What's your favorite thing about the writing process?

The ability to create something that causes other people to have real feelings just by reading words that you put on paper.

Three facts about you

Do you believe in UFOs?

Sure. I have a hard time imagining that we are the only sentient beings in such a large universe.

What was your favorite snack growing up?

Red Hots or any sort of cinnamon candy.

Would you rather have fame or fortune?

I’ll take the money. Being famous is not all it is cracked up to be, but cashing that check is a lot of fun.

Pick one book that is your all-time favorite?

The Stand.

Embarrassing guilty pleasure –

Lounging around in my Cookie Monster pajamas.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

About as extroverted as you can get.


Muppet - Sweetums

Cartoon growing up- Bugs Bunny

Color- Dark Green

Type of Monster- Other than zombies? Godzilla.

Do you speed when you drive? I am a cruise control addict and lock in at 3 MPH over the posted limit whenever I drive.

Spaghetti or Lasagna and why?

Lasagna…all that cheesy goodness.

Your thoughts on Self-Publishing

I think it has pros and cons. Done right, it rivals the major houses as far as creative content. However, there is a lot of sloppy work out there and just because you CAN do something, does not always mean that you SHOULD.

Your thoughts on Zombies

I think they have so many ways that they can be used, and writers are coming up with some very creative stuff that keep them fresh.

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

I used to. Now, I’m not so sure.

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

My wife handles that aspect of my world.

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 will take the hike.

Your favorite type of music

I am a huge KISS fan and also love the 80s “hairbands”.

Your favorite color of Skittle

Just never got the Skittles thing.

Your favorite memory

It might be a bit corny, but it was on a walk with my son, Cody. He was almost three and we were on our daily pilgrimage to get him a Slurpee and he looks up at me and says, “We’re best buddies, huh, Dad?”

Your favorite quote

“Car crashes are neat, but you can’t tap your foot to them.”—Gene Simmons

Your favorite way to spend an evening

At home, relaxing with the wife and my Border Collies.

Tell us what you are working on now!

Book 7 of the DEAD series.

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

Do it if you love it, not because you think it is a quick ticket to wealth and fame. It is real work and will take up more of your time than a “traditional” job with much less monetary reward (for most).


Welcome to MY world... A few minutes with author TW Brown. Tucked away in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Denise, a Border Collie named Aoife, a guitar collection, and an increasing number of aquariums sporting a variety of fish (cichlids are my new favorites), I live for football season when I can cheer on the Oregon Ducks and be disappointed by my Seattle Seahawks once again. I am a fan of Cookie Monster, KISS, and Dr. Who (along with most things British). His blog can be found at: The best way to find everything he has out is to start at his Amazon Author Page: You can follow him on twitter @maydecpub and on Facebook under Todd Brown, Author TW Brown, and also under May December Publications.

TW Brown is the author of the Zomblog series, his horror comedy romp, That Ghoul Ava, and, of course...the DEAD series. Safely tucked away in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, he moves away from his desk only at the urging of his Border Collie, Aoife. (Pronounced Eye-fa)

He plays a little guitar on the side...just for fun...and makes up any excuse to either go trail hiking or strolling along his favorite place...Cannon Beach. He answers all his emails sent to and tries to thank everybody personally when they take the time to leave a review of one of his works.

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