Summer of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Mark Tufo
What is your latest zombie release?
Should be ‘A Shrouded World 2: Atlantis’ depending on the timing, or maybe Riley V: The Final Path Home of Zombie Fallout 8 – An Old Beginning if neither of the other two has come out yet!
Quick description of it (no spoilers)
For the sake of this question I will say that ASW2: Atlantis has come out. This is my second collaborative effort with my buddy John O’Brien this one going much smoother than the first I think because we oiled the gears with copious amounts of alcohol for this go around. HEY I’m a writer I’m supposed to drink, it says so in the Author’s Handbook 5th edition. This continues the tale of Jack, Mike and Trip as they travel through a hostile environment each having been ripped from their respective worlds and thrust into a hellish apocalypse where not only zombies run free but also night runners and the terrifying Whistlers.
Something unique about it.
Two authors, three hording monsters that’s fairly unique!
Links for people to purchase it.
These are the links for ASW 1 as 2 has not been released at the time of this interview but it is in editing as of 5/2 and should be out long before this sees the light of day. These are just the amazon and audible links it is available at B&N, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, basically if you have an electronic device you can get the book.
Your promo links.
I love hearing from readers, you can reach me at:
All books are available in audio version at Audible.com or itunes.
All books are available in print at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com
Your short Bio.
Hi my name is Mark Tufo and this is my small bio slash zombie homage. First off trying to boil your life down to a few paragraphs is like trying to get out of the house with a newborn in under 5 minutes. Those of you with kids will understand the reference. Speaking of which I have three, thankfully they are mostly grown at this point which has allowed me to pursue a writing career. I grew up a blue collar man in a blue collar family, after a stint in the Marines and then the more dangerous Post Office, I decided to educate myself and get one of those cushy white collar jobs. Well I got a few, damned thing was though I couldn’t hold on to them. Kept getting laid off. It was during these down times that I began to write, it was a way to cope with the stress of having a family that was becoming more and more difficult to support.
My wife and I put out the first Zombie Fallout book in February of 09, there was huge fan-fare, ticker tape parades and maybe even some hyperventilating from the one fan that bought the book that month. Didn’t matter much that wasn’t why I had written it in the first place. I wrote a zombie book because I’ve always been fascinated with the genre. Ever since I was 7 years old and my cousin who was babysitting thought watching Night of the Living Dead would be a good way to while away the time. I’d never been so scared and enthralled at the same time in my entire life. I devoured all things zombies, movies, books, comics. Didn’t matter much. And then during one of my lay-off periods, my wife dared me to write one. (Mostly so I’d leave her alone) And I haven’t looked back.
The Zombie Fallout series is 8 novels and 1 novella long, with Zombie Fallout 9 due in October. I have the Timothy series which is written through the eyes of a zombie (not for the faint of heart – and don’t eat and read it – you’ve been warned). And there is also the continuing saga of The Book of Riley, a zombie tale told through the eyes of Riley an American Bulldog. I don’t always write about the quasi-dead, but they’re never far from my brain! (Horrible pun but fitting – Thank you for taking a few moments to learn a little about me)
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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 30+ 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!
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