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The Summer of Zombie Blog Tour is closing out this time with our final tour post. The Headliner. Armand Rosamilia. In the true spirit of Books, Beer and Bullshit Podcast, this will mark Armand's second appearence on the BLOGshit, thus making him the official mayor of the blog as well as the de facto mayor of the Books, Beer and Bullshit Podcast.
Not only is Armand closing out the SoZBT here on the BLOGshit but you will soon be able to listen to the sultry audio styling of Armand Rosamila on his third Books, Beer and Bullshit podcast appearance in which will will reflect on the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour as well as catch up on the plethora of Rosamilia literary offerings that have popped up like an outbreak in the past few months.
Read the blog interview and keep your ears peeled for the big big podcast interview coming soon!
The Blogshit: Which of your books do we need to be talking about now and what is inside the pages to get excited about it?
Armand Rosamilia: Dying Days 3 just came out, and I am very happy with the progression of the story. I hope the readers feel the same way.
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The Blogshit: What is it about zombies that keep you writing in this genre?
Armand Rosamilia: I will keep writing about zombies as long as I have fresh ideas and new angles to attack it. I never want to write a cliché tale about a bunch of stereotypical survivors trapped in a building. At this point I would quit writing them. Unless I sold a ton of them and became rich, then I'd keep pumping them out.
The Blogshit: With the saturation of zombie fiction in the current market, what do you do to keep your writing fresh and relevant?
Armand Rosamilia: I try to come up with ideas I haven't seen or read, if possible. Even basic ideas can be well-written and twisted to make it unique. I imagine I'm doing it so far.
The Blogshit: What makes your zombies stand apart from all the others?
Armand Rosamilia: My zombies are horny bastards. They don't just want to bite you, they want to violate you sexually. It's a scary concept.
The Blogshit: Do you write (or plan to write) outside the zombie genre?
Armand Rosamilia: Of course. I have written thrillers, erotica, and recently began a contemporary fiction bunch of stories called Flagler Beach Fiction Series. I try not to limit myself. I'd rather just write a story and then figure out where it fits.
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The Blogshit: Do you think the mega hype around the movie adaptation of World War Z will have a positive or negative effect on the zombie fiction scene?
Armand Rosamilia: I hope it will be positive. Between the movie and TWD I hope more and more viewers become readers, and some of them stay around after the hype has died down.
The Blogshit: Is there a need for attrition in the zombie fiction market?
Armand Rosamilia: In any market, I think. But the cream of the crop always rises. Or some cliché like that. There are too many great books being buried under the pile, but I think that is always the case. Readers will find the better ones and word of mouth will help propel them to the top. In the perfect world, anyway.
The Blogshit: What do you see in the future of zombies, both on the page and off?
Armand Rosamilia: It will have another lull, and the casual fans will go look for the next big thing, but the small group of rabid fans will keep the subgenre alive. As long as you are a good writer, they will come.
The Blogshit: We are building a menu for a fictional sandwich shop. Typically we ask what to put on the namesake of you sandwich. For the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour we are going to set aside a special menu sub-section so: What do we put on your zombiefied sandwich?
Armand Rosamilia: The Mando is a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich on a cinnamon raisin bagel… but then we add two cheeseburgers to either end, and three slices of bacon. MMMM…
There he is! Again! Once more! Armand Rosamilia, the mayor of all things Books, Beer and Bullshit. The mayor of all things zombie. The mayor, period!
Once again, be sure to keep riding along on The Dying Days storyline as the plot thickens. In addition take a look at his Flager Beach contemporary fiction series. They are a great demonstration of the versatility that is Armand Rosamilia. There are a billion and a half ways to check out Armand Rosamilia and the tons of words he has to read. Here are just a few:
Armand Rosamilia's Blog
Armand Rosamilia on Amazon
Armand Rosamilia on Smashwords
Armand Rosamilia on FaceBook
Armand Rosamilia on Twitter