Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014: Armand Rosamilia

You're reading Books, Beer and Blogshit! It's the only blog that may qualify as Armand Rosamilia's biographer at this point. I am your blog historian, Mr. Frank!

You heard right, it's The Mayor's turn on the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour passing through like a freight train without any brakes through our humble little blog. Is there anything new Books Beer and Blogshit could possibly dig up on Armand Rosamilia?

Only one way to find out...check out how we dissect Armand in the SoZBT2014 interview!

Books, Beer and Blogshit: Are you a survivor or one of the undead?

Armand Rosamilia: Goal is to be Patient Zero or die rather quickly so I don't have to live without air conditioning and no M&M's.

The Blogshit: What is your latest piece of zombie fiction we should be concerning ourselves with?

Armand Rosamilia: The upcoming Dying Days 4 book, which will be out by the end of June 2014.

The Blogshit: Do you feel you are a classic or progressive type of zombie fiction writer?

Armand Rosamilia: I am not a big fan of classic or progressive rock, so I will say I am a Metal type writer of extreme zombie fiction.

The Blogshit: What makes your zombies different from all others?

Armand Rosamilia: They are extreme. They don't want to just bite you, they want to sexually violate you. Bastards.

The Blogshit: What makes your living different from all the others?

Armand Rosamilia: The bad people still alive don't suddenly become good people. The good people become a little less good as reality sets in.

The Blogshit: Do you think it's important, in this climate, to run with the pack or really try to reinvent the wheel in zombie fiction?

Armand Rosamilia: I think familiar tropes work when writing zombie fiction, but giving it a bit of a twist to shake it up always helps. Which is what I hint at in "Dying Days 3" and will turn it all on its head in "Dying Days 4"

The Blogshit: Zombie fiction seems heavily dependent upon working within the construct of a series. Do you feel that is the way that makes it work best for you or do you think there is still room for stand alone stories?

Armand Rosamilia: I do both, so I think you need a series but one-shot tales to give the reader more angles inside the world and to explore other minor characters helps me as a writer. Sometimes seeing a brand new character in a world you've grown to know as a reader makes it fresh and exciting.

The Blogshit: Are you ever afraid of being pigeon-holed in this zombie fiction genre?

Armand Rosamilia: I think it's too late. No matter how many amazing horror books I release (my mom told me, so its true) or contemporary fiction or erotica or thrillers I put out, I'm still known as a zombie author. But there are worse things to be called, and my book sales in the zombie genre really prove I am a zombie author. But stop calling me a zombie author and call me… sexy.

The Blogshit: For your next zombie story, stand alone or series, do you think you will need to go sicker or smarter to keep it going?

Armand Rosamilia: I definitely went smarter in "Dying Days 4" and I like the direction. There's enough violence and bloodshed for the diehard fans, but I added so much more to the story. At least, I hope I did.

The Blogshit: On last year's tour, we asked about what to put on your zombie sandwich. This year, we want to know: What special ingredients would you use to pickle the pickles on your zombie sandwich?

Armand Rosamilia: I like to wrap pickles in pork roll and bacon and then dribble some salsa on top. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

Armand Rosamilia

* * * *

The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don't miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie

No comments:

Post a Comment