Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winter of Zombie 2014: Jack Wallen

There is a chill in the air. The Winter of Zombie blog tour is blowing through Books, Beer and Blogshit! 

Zombies and winter often don't mix. Decaying ligaments and freezing temperatures typically slow an animate corpse down. But the authors of the Winter of Zombie blog tour are heating up. Join us here on the Blogshit as we feature the hottest names in zombie fiction in the dead cold of winter.

First up, Jack Wallen. Jack is no stranger to The Blogshit. He's appeared here on the Summer of Zombie blog tour and we are happy to have him back to face a whole new barrage of ridiculous questioning. Slap on you Uggs because here. We. Go!

The Blogshit:  Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour stop at Books, Beer and Blogshit. Do you have new tales to tell in the dead of winter 2014?
Jack Wallen:  I do. Always. The winter makes me die inside, so what better time to tell tall tales of gloom and doom. My most recent apocalyptic novel is Cry Zombie Cry. It’s the eighth entry in my I Zombie series.
With the Guignol Gang fully armed and prepared to defend the castle, Bethany and company are off to see the Wizard of Odd. The long-awaited entry to the I Zombie series has arrived. And it’s ready to rock.
Bethany Nitshimi is back and ready to crush the Zero Day Collective with a wall of sound. Together with the metal band Unsun, Bethany will have the undead horde banging their heads until brain runs thick in the streets.
If it’s too loud, you’re too old…or dead.

The Blogshit:  Have your zombies had to face a freezing cold winter yet? If so, how do your particular breed of zombies react to cold, harsh winters?

Jack Wallen:  Not yet. But the next novel, Fry Zombie Fry, will. I plan on forcing Bethany Nitshimi and company into the thick of a cold and nasty winter – apocalypse style!
I have, typically, evolved the zombies in my story. In the upcoming iteration, there could be a minor evolution that would allow them to tolerate a heavy blanket of winter. There is also another possibility I am considering … one born from an icy grave.

The Blogshit:  Does/will Winter figure into your zombie world or do you figure what you will tackle will be unaffected biologically or geographically?
Jack Wallen:  I try, as hard as possible, to write everything with a nod to reality. With that said, the elements will play a part. So when the icy fingers of winter touch the living and the dead, you can be damn sure they will each be affected.

The Blogshit:  Do you yourself live in a part of the world that is affected by the cold of winter?
Jack Wallen:  Yes. Though it’s not nearly as bad as others, Louisville, Kentucky can have some nasty winters. Last year it was very long and very cold (thank you Polar Vortex). And if it’s not lung burning cold, it’s weak infrastructure that leads to week-long power outtages.

The Blogshit:  In the summertime we talk about zombie sandwiches. We think in the winter it’s time to talk about zombie ice cream. What crazy zombie inspired ice cream flavor can you come up with?
Jack Wallen:  Undead Neapolitan. The brown tastes like rotten flesh, the yellow tastes like sweaty, soiled tee shirt and the red tastes like fetid blood.

Nicely done Jack! 

Be sure to check out Jack Wallen. He has numberous titles to choose from. If zombies are your thing, there is sure to be one that will send a chill through your bones!

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