Summer of Zombie Blog Tour Kickoff Party
Two months with five other dudes who write about zombies… I’m shuddering as I look around the room at these freaks of writing, men who scribble about zombies ripping people apart, the end of the world, death and mayhem and destruction.
And then, I realize with a grin… my kinda people.
No blog tour of this magnitude would be complete without first introducing you to the people involved. I hope you’ll begin your journey this summer right here and take it all the way to the end, and get to know six very special authors along the way.
TW Brown is the author of the Zomblog series and the Dead series. He is deeply immersed in pursuing his dream of being a “full-time” writer while trying to balance the duties of husband, father, friend, and Border Collie owner. He keeps busy reading and editing the numerous submissions for a variety of upcoming anthologies and full-length titles for May December Publications. He has had short stories published by Pill Hill Press, Living Dead Press, and others. You can contact him at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.maydecemberpublications.com. You can follow him on twitter @maydecpub and on Facebook under Todd Brown, Author TW Brown, and also under May December Publications.
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Dave Jeffery is perhaps best known for his zombie novel Necropolis Rising which has gone on to be a UK #1 Bestseller. His Young Adult work includes the critically acclaimed Beatrice Beecham Series, BBC: Headroom endorsed Finding Jericho and the 2012 Edge Hill Prize Long-listed Campfire Chillers short story collection.
Dave has contributed to several anthologies from a variety of publishers including Dark Continents Publishing, Inc., Wild Wolf Publishing, Imprint Phoenix, Hersham Horror Books, Wicked East Press and Hidden Thoughts Press. His work has featured alongside many zombie impresarios including John Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Tony Burgess (Pontypool) and Joe McKinney (Flesh Eaters). His short story Daddy Dearest features in the award-winning Holiday of the Dead anthology (This is Horror Awards, Best Anthology, 2012).
He is currently writing the sequel to Necropolis Rising and co-writing Crabs: Apocalypse! the official seventh book in the pulp franchise “Night of the Crabs” created by horror icon Guy N Smith.
Dave is a member of the British Fantasy Society. His website can be found at: www.davejeffery.webs.com
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John O’Brien is a former Air Force fighter instructor pilot who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his career gathering his campaign ribbon for Desert Storm. Immediately following his military service, John became a firefighter/EMT with a local department. Along with becoming a firefighter, he fell into the Information Technology industry starting two large casinos inWashington as the Information Technology Manager and becoming the Network Manager for the Washington State Legislature, the Northwest Information Technology Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Network Systems Manager for Hollywood Video. Currently, John is self employed with his own Information Technology consulting company consulting and managing various businesses with their information technology needs. He also volunteers for a local youth center managing their computer lab.
As a former marathon runner, John lives in the beautifulPacific Northwestand can now be found kayaking out in the waters ofPuget Sound, mountain biking in theCapitalForest, hiking in the Olympic Peninsula, or pedaling his road bike along the many scenic roads.
Author of A New World: Chaos, An New World: Return, A New World: Sanctuary and
A New World: Taken
Web site: http://anewworldseries.com/
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Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he is completely unprepared for the coming zombie apocalypse. And it is coming. He hopes to be one of the first killed during it so he doesn’t have to worry. His fiction is mostly zombie, including the Stellar Ultima Outstanding Zombie Award (he just made that up on the spot) for his Dying Days series. He will keep writing zombie stories as long as people keep buying them. He is in love with Twitter at the moment, so find him at @ArmandAuthor before he grows bored with it. http://armandrosamilia.com
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Mark Tufo was born inBostonMassachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corps. He was stationed inParris IslandSC, Twenty Nine Palms CA andKaneohe BayHawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution, he had gone back to school to obtain his masters but when he found himself unemployed due to a company wide layoff he decided to write a book.
He had written the first installment of the Indian Hill trilogy in college, it sat in his garage until July 2009 when he published it on Kindle. He has since written the Zombie Fallout series and is working on a new zombie book.
He lives inMainewith his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs.
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Ian Woodhead is just past the age of forty and lives in the north of England. He’s married to a wonderful woman and has forgotten how many children he has. He had been writing for nearly twenty years but only just gained the confidence to start showing his work for the past few months. To press, he’s written numerous short stories and seven novels. Four of the novels are about zombies. Ian likes to write about zombies. He is currently deep inside another zombie story (Big shock) and three more novels, all in various stages of completion.
Ian finds it a little creepy writing about himself in the third person. Zombies DO NOT run. http://deadian.webs.com/
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All six of us – Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O’Brien and Dave Jeffery – hope you’ll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.
And… one lucky commenter for each blog will receive a Free eBook or Print book from one of the authors! Simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and we’ll pick a random winner each day! Simple as that!