Saturday, July 28, 2012

TDWS: Zombie Author Interview: Sharon Day Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse

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

Sharon Day: I'm Sharon Day, a popular blogger (Ghost Hunting Theories), I do urban exploration (photographing abandoned sites), and am a paranormal investigator.

TDWS: What inspired you to become a writer?

Sharon Day: I started storytelling as a kid and then it was a natural progression to write the stories. Early in school they pegged me as a writer and fashioned my education to major in it.

TDWS: Why write a zombie book?

Sharon Day: Even though I am a horror freak with a horror-based blog and write horror, I hadn't thought about doing a zombie book until I was hosting a zombie event online "Blogger Virtual Zombie Walk" and I decided to do photos of me as a zombie in an apocalyptic setting. My friend, Julie Ferguson, and I went to an abandoned ruined home and photographed as 1950s housewives still doing housekeeping even though we were zombies, as if our life was unchanged by the experience. Hence, a book idea was begun.

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

Sharon Day: "Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse" (full color) The toxic bomb apocalypse of the 1950s didn't stop Stella and Liz. These housewives reanimated and continued their days as usual, only with a hunger for living flesh. Stella, the perfect housewife, continued her housekeeping in her zombie state and Liz, the drunken, slutty divorcee housewife, stirred up a Bloody Mary and fell into her usual stupor. This photo and resource book for all things zombie is a fun and playful look at the zombie-like existence of housewives through the ages and incorporates housewife tips and recipes, showcasing zombie artisans and listing lots of zombie resources for all those readers who love zombie-everything!

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

Sharon Day: Social commentary/urban fantasy/humor


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

Sharon Day: It's the name and the premise that catch you first--of course traditional housewives are zombies! ( www.zombiehousewivesoftheapocalypse.com ) Then, you're amazed by the beautiful of the book and how it reads almost like the Internet. There's humor, narrative, photos and captions, zombie lovers references, everything. It's a new genre.

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

Sharon Day: Characters they identify, a world that doesn't exist, a concept that takes hold.

TDWS: Where is your book available?


Sharon Day: Amazon-paperback and at www.tower.com

TDWS: Where can you be contacted?

Sharon Day: ghosthuntingtheories@gmail.com.