SPOTLIGHT ON: Jay Wilburn
How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?
I’ve made the mistake of writing in a wide range of genre instead of establishing an identity. As a result, I’ve made contact with a number of people that are smarter and more successful than me with genre circles, publishing, and such. I’m also not entirely sure that this is not some elaborate intervention that is being staged to talk me out of being a full-time writer and focusing on a respectable day job that adults are supposed to have. I guess I have a thing or two to offer as a guest, but I sure have a lot to learn. Imaginarium seems to be shaping up to be uniquely set for providing great content regarding creative writing, the process, and the life.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
My latest release is Zombies Believe In You with Hazardous Press.
Quick description of it.
Zombies Believe In You is a collection of zombie novellas and longer “short” stories. Some of them explore fantasy worlds and distant time periods like zombies.
Something unique about it.
I think adding zombie grit to high fantasy is something a little different. One story focuses on economics through the apocalypse. Another novella and short story combination tell the same events from two perspectives creating entirely different meaning from the same timeline. There is a story set so far into the future that the origin of the zombies has become legend on a Biblical/religious scale. There are elements of classic romance in one story. It is either brilliant or a mess as all zombie fiction should be.
Links for people to buy it.
Your promo links.
Your short Bio.
Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in the coastal swamps of South Carolina. He left teaching after sixteen years to care for the health needs of his younger son and to pursue a dream of full-time writing. Both his family and his writing are going well. He has work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5, Zombies: More Recent Dead with Prime Books, and in Fat Zombie with Permuted Press. His novels include Loose Ends and Time Eaters. In addition to Zombies Believe in You, Jay has a shared anthology with T Fox Dunham with original artwork by Amy Rims called Dragonfly and the Siren. That trio is teaming up again for another work coming soon. Follow Jay’s many dark thoughts at JayWilburn.com and @AmongTheZombies on Twitter.
“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories. Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design. All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more. Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”