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Day two on the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour brings us a new author to spotlight, Mike Evans. It also brings us an opportunity to present another of our blog tour options to spotlight: The Essay. The essay assignment was this: Write a short essay on the current zombie phenomenon in popular culture. Either from the point of view that it is far from over or that it is over saturated and the time has come
for a new movement.
Avid listeners of our sister podcast, Books, Beer and Bullshit, know that as much as we enjoy zombie fiction and zombies in general, we are largely burned out on the subject. In it's popularity it has become readily available in abundance. We often wonder when or if the breaking point will come. It always amazes us how rabid and loyal the zombie fan base is. An essay on the matter from dedicated zombie authors could help shed some light on why the trend continues to grow in the face of its mega-popularity.
Here is what zombie writer, Mike Evan has to say on the matter:
I am a believer that even though zombies have taken modern pop culture by storm, that the
movement as only just begun. The walking dead ended its most recent season on such a high
that people will be looking forward to the next one. Mainstream movies such as World War Z
and Zombieland are actually getting sequels made which will not be sent straight to a dvd or
blueray. The idea behind zombies is ever changing and always evolving. Can you imagine the
zombies from Day of the Dead back in the original version of Night of the Living Dead? Hell no,
people wouldn’t have slept for a month. As people are further and further desensitized, the
zombies and action seem to get even more intense. I can only imagine what a Z movie is going
to be like in twenty to thirty years, and hope wholeheartedly that it is still as powerful and fast
moving in the genre as it is today.
|Zombie Author Mike Evans|
Mike Evans lives in Iowa with his wife and children. He writes for character depth because he wishes for you to love the character, regardless if they are the villain or the hero. He likes to write from a unique perspective, doing things with books that no one has done before. He keeps his characters realistic, there are no superhero like events that will happen. There are no perfect characters in his books, everyone has their flaws much like that of life.
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Evans/e/B00IQ9Z75A/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-Evans-Author/1438259789750360?ref=bookmarks
We hope you enjoyed Mike Evans and take a moment to check out the zombie fiction he has to offer. Stay tuned Friday when we feature the incomparable, Jack Wallen the (self-proclaimed?) Zombie King!
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