It’s time for another quick and dirty interview! With me today is Daniel J. Williams, author of Children of the Apocalypse, and Value of Jade, which have gotten rave reviews on Amazon and Good reads. His third book, Mace of the Apocalypse is due to be re-released on June 14th 2013.
Q: Give me one quote from your book that sums up the mood
A: The last grains of sand now sifted through the demented hourglass of horror. The dance with the undead arrived.
Q: In 100 words or less, what is your book about?
A: Mace of the Apocalypse is about a small group of survivors in San Francisco who fight to stay alive during the beginning phase of a zombie apocalypse.
A toxin released by a fundamentalist group devastates the Bay Area. There is a partial antidote to the virus, but it is almost as dangerous as the infection itself. A teenage gang revels in the power the antidote gives them, and they declare war on all who get in their way.
The survivors soon discover that the living-dead may not be their greatest threat.
Lives will be surrendered. Heroes will rise.
Q: What made you start writing?
A: From a young age, I was always fascinated with story-telling. I remember writing pages of synopses for stories, then trying to figure out which one to write. I am happiest when I am thoroughly engaged in a project.
Q: Where do your story ideas come from?
A: Somewhere in my twisted little brain.
Q: What author influenced you the most and why?
A: To pick only one is tough, however I love Dean Koontz. He has such a poetic way with words. The way they flow leaves me awed. It is his imagination that ultimately draws me to his books, though. I love how he can create a truly horrific atmosphere yet still inject humor into a story.
Q: What are your three favorite ideas for future books?
A: I’m working on the last book in the Mace of the Apocalypse series now, and that will be completely different from its predecessors. I am very excited about it. It will be very gritty. I’ve had a story with aliens in my head for quite a while now. It’s a time-travel thing that I think could be quite clever if fleshed out enough. I’ve also been interested in a wild story about a prison rehabilitation program.
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Susan is a plural writer and artist by day, a child and pet wrangler by night, and occasional crazy person on the weekends.