TDWS- Tell us a little about yourself and what inspires you to write?
Paul Loj- I am an ex-Navy submariner. I am in the band Chief Loh and you can hear our music at reverbnation.com/chiefloh. I maintain a blog at necrolepsy.blogspot.com. I am inspired by all the things that fascinate me like zombies, ghosts, UFOs, aliens, music, bigfoot, mythology, psychic abilities, spirituality and philosophy. You can see elements of all of these things in both of my books (including my first book, 'The Nocent part 2: Advent of the Scathing).
TDWS- What is the book I am featuring today about?
Paul Loh- In this book, zombies are running rampant all over the world. They've been reduced to their basest instincts and can tell the living from the dead by the smell of fear. They behave like animals with a pack mentality. A man who thinks he has been chosen by fate to lead them has no fear. He believes he is the Hand of Karma, sent to rid the world of humanity's evil. Three college boys must team up with an unlikely bunch of allies in order to defeat the necrambulistic hordes.
TDWS- There are literally thousands of zombie books out there. What makes yours different?
Paul Loh My book explores many issues of morality, spirituality, cowardice, heroism and human nature. That's what I love about zombie books and movies. They have such a powerful story-telling potential. I love to contemplate what happens to the spirits of the people once their bodies have reanimated. It is said that when somebody dies in a traumatic event, his spirit is restless and might lose its way to the light. What if its body is still up and about in its absence? Such questions are explored by such writers as Arthur M. Wyatt, Brian Keene and David Wellington. In the sequel to 'The Greater Number', I will explore such issues as telekinesis and possession. I am also working on the sequel to 'The Nocent'.
TDWS-Where is your book available?
Paul Loh-My books, 'The Greater Number' and 'The Nocent part 2: Advent of the Scathing' are available at amazon.com for the Kindle and at lulu.com on paperback.