Q&A with David Monette

1. Tell us a little about your book.

My book is about a zombie apocalypse. Yeah, yeah, I know, I know- you’ve heard that before. Some sort of ill-defined contagion sweeps across the planet, transforming the populace into the shambling blood-mad undead. Old news, right? Well, yes and no. The yes part includes the aforementioned shambling blood-mad undead. And the no part? That is the rest. See, instead of an ill-defined contagion that causes the zombie outbreak, I employ a powerful alien force that arrives on our doorstep from deep space and, using a slew of corrupted people known as Necromancers, raises the dead. Sound fun? It is. The story then follows the lives of three people as they attempt to navigate through the chaos of this new world. There is Virgil, a silent ex-soldier suffering from PTSD, Derek, a commanding martial arts instructor, and Sasha, a nurse struggling through an abusive marriage. It’s a pretty character-driven story with enough action to satisfy the most adrenalin starved folks out there.

2. Who would you want on your zombie apocalypse team?

Wow. That’s such a great question. I guess the people I would want on my team would be the

folks I sit around with, drinking beer and talking about our various zombie plans. These are friends that I’ve had for most of my life, guys I trust the most with that life. So, yeah, I’d want them. At the very least, they would be good folks to die with.

3. You illustrate this book as well. What challenges did you face during that process?

You know, it’s funny, when I had self-published the book, I couldn’t decide on where I wanted to go with the cover- should it be action packed, should it hit on the more supernatural aspects? I came down on the supernatural side (you can see the results on my websitehttp://davidmonette.com/portfolio/classic.html ), but when Severed Press picked up the book, they wanted a more action-oriented scene. Oh, well.

4. Who inspires you as an author?

This is a hard one. There are so many, for so many different reasons. I guess if I had to pick only one, I’d chose Cormac McCarthy, his prose is like poetry to me. But right now I’m on a John Updike kick, and before him, it was James Agee and Faulkner and Hemingway, all these writers inspire me for different reasons.

5. Where can people learn more about you and your books?

Folks can check out my work at: http://davidmonette.com/home.html
And my blog at: http://davidmonette.blogspot.com/ Or you can hit the Facebook page for the book at: https://www.facebook.com/zombieaxiom , Twitter:https://twitter.com/PaintWriteDave , Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7334521.David_Monette
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLnc5iH4YIC_L2TioEjt1w
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/David-Monette/e/B00FMX73DM

Instagram: http://instagram.com/paintwritedave Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/davidmonette/ Is that enough? That’s enough for me. And thanks for the interview! It was fun.