Sunday, June 24, 2012

TDWS Author Interview. Mark Tufo, Zombie Fallout Series

TDWS: Tell us a little about you. Hobbies, schooling, favorite teams , etc.

Mark: Hi George, thank you for having me on your page it is greatly appreciated. Well crap is facebook considered a hobby? Actually I really like to go shooting with my son, we usually set up competitions like Top Shot and have some fun with it. I did graduate college but I went more for an advanced partying degree than anything else. BOSTON RED SOX need I say more?

TDWS: What inspired you to become a writer?

Mark: I've always enjoyed writing but never thought more of it than putting my thoughts down on paper and never ever did I think to put those thoughts out to the world for viewing. It was my wife who sort of 'dared' me to write a book, I had been laid off and I had been reading a lot to help with the stress. After one long night of reading I came downstairs and half kidding said I thought I could write a better book, she told me 'Then why don't you?' I'm not really sure if she thought I would, but if it kept me out of her hair for a few days it was worth it. The rest is history.

TDWS: Why write a zombie book?

Mark: I've loved (and feared) the zombie genre since I was 7 and my cousin who was babysitting thought that Dawn of the Dead was perfect viewing material to pass the night away. I remember how scared I was watching the zombies attack that house in the middle of nowhere, that left an indelible impression. I've been reading and watching zombie related stuff ever since.

TDWS: What is the title of your most current book and what is it about?

Mark: The most current book I am working on at the moment is Zombie Fallout VI, it is the continuation of the Talbot Saga. I'd like to say more than that, but I left a pretty big cliffhanger in ZF5 and I don't want to give anything away!

TDWS: Would you put your book more in the action, comedy, or horror category? Is there another category you would add?

Mark: Definitely horror but I always try to throw some humor in to balance it out, which might even make the scary parts that much more frightening.

TDWS: What sets your book apart from the thousands of zombie books out there?

Mark: The people, the characters in the books, they have dimension, they have hopes and dreams of a future free from zombies. Readers become attached to some of them, they root for some while hoping for the demise of others.

TDWS: What if anything do you want the reader to take from your book?

Mark: I want my readers to come away with a connection to the characters. I obviously want them to enjoy the story and feel that the time and money they invested in me was well worth it.

Just wanted to say thank you again for having me on your page.

TDWS: Where is your book available?

Books

Zombie Fallout http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003A022YO/

Zombie Fallout 2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045UABFA/

Zombie Fallout The End… http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004S2L21C/

Zombie Fallout 3.5 http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Fallout-Hugh-Prequel-ebook/dp/B005710Q7O/

Zombie Fallout 4 -- The End has Come and Gone http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005R2NR1U

Zombie Fallout 5 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FJF2GQ/

Indian Hill http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWSLVO/

Indian Hill 2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006TQV6PW/

Indian Hill Conquest http://www.amazon.com/Conquest-Indian-Michael-Adventure-ebook/dp/B0082PXS9K/

Timothy http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006POAS2U/

TDWS: Where can you be contacted?

Web Site www.marktufo.com

Facebook Profile http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Tufo/133954330009843

Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/ZombieFallout

Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_2_0? rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3AMark+Tufo&keywords=Mark+Tufo&ie=UTF8&qid=133 8680351&sr=8-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B002I7PJ68

Goodreads www.goodreads.com/author/show/2990843.Mark_Tufo