PM Barnes – Summer of Zombie 2015

Meet one of the many zombie authors on the #SummerofZombie blog tour (coming June 1st and running all month!)

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I’m a poet turned fiction writer, who also happens to be an avid reader. I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember and more books than you can fit into a studio apartment.

I have hosted multiple events for poets, musicians and storytellers. I feel most at home with artist because of their quest to have a more profound understanding of things.

As an author I find it hard to escape the perspective of being “the reader”, the observer. In this way, I am able to enjoy the stories as they unfold from my hands. It also means that I am very conscious of the emotions that I cultivate in my readers. I know how to provide suspense and build relationships that bind you to the characters.

What I really love about stories surrounding the post-apocalypse and specifically zombie tales, is that it gets to the crux of all of our fears. It speaks to our desire to keep anarchy at bay and of how scared we are at the depth of our own depravity.
My main goal as a writer is to entertain. That being said, if you learn anything new about yourself or the world around you in the process of reading my work, then I feel like I have succeeded in providing you with something deeper.

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James Gurley – Summer of Zombie 2015

Meet one of the many zombie authors on the #SummerofZombie blog tour (coming June 1st and running all month!)

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I write from the heart and draw from the depths of my imagination. Writing is a passion; sharing is a need. Writing exorcises the demons within and cleanses the soul. Words have meanings. They convey thoughts and images that excite and compel. It is up to the author to choose his/her words carefully to paint the picture in his/her head in such a way that the reader can share it. In this way, the writer injects a little piece of himself/herself into the world, into the future.

I am a 61-year-old retired chef living in Marana, AZ with my wife, Kim, and two cats, Shoes and Coco.

I enjoy playing keyboards and guitars with local rock, blues, or Alternative rock bands.