I have a great interview with the author of Zombie Revelations today. Read on for more information about this Dene Bebbington and his work.
“Many would endure the torment of the night to come but not survive to bear witness. By morning their flesh would be scattered, filling the sarcophagus guts of the undead. This town – all towns – would become a living morgue. Countless battles between the forever hungry and the true living, survivors in locked homes, enclaves defended and lost, civilisation eviscerated, charnel streets; this was evolution’s unnatural selection in action.”
Dene was kind enough to answer a few questions for me and here’s what he had to say…
1) Would you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
I live in England with my wife, Joy, and for my sins work in IT.
2) Which project are you currently promoting?
My novelette called Zombie Revelations which is available for the Kindle on Amazon.
3) Can you tell us what the book is about?
It’s a story about an uprising of classic Romero shambling zombies, but with a twist. It starts with a most unexpected hitch to a wedding when a bridesmaid is attacked by a zombie. The story then follows a small group of survivors from the wedding party.
4) How did you come up with the title for this book?
Well, I wanted to use the word zombie in the title for anyone searching for zombie stories, and there is a major revelation about the origin of the zombies in the final chapter. Surprisingly, no one else had used this title that I could find.
5) What inspired you to write this book?
My first forays into fiction were zombie flash and short stories, and so it seemed a natural progression to write a slightly longer work involving them.
6) What made you decide to become a writer?
I’ve been writing in one form or another for over a decade, whether it be magazine articles, book reviews or music reviews. About three years ago I started to have ideas for fiction. Initially I couldn’t work out how to turn them into stories, until one day I forced myself to sit down and try. I haven’t looked back since.
7) What genre do you generally write?
My fiction is mainly Horror, though I occasionally write Sci-Fi.
8) What character out of your most recent work do you admire the most and why?
Brian in Zombie Revelations is level headed and does his utmost to protect his family and friends. Those are very admirable traits.
9) What other projects are you currently working on?
I’m in the planning stages of another ebook. Hopefully this will be novella length and will involve gargoyles rather than zombies. I also have an idea for a sequel to Zombie Revelations, and.have got a short story idea that’s demanding to be written.
10) When you begin a new MS, does it start with an idea, concept, or both?
It usually begins with a basic idea that I turn over in my head before a larger concept becomes apparent. Then I make some notes so I don’t forget it!
11) What is your least favorite part about getting published?
The loss of control. You let your baby out into the world and hope people will like it.
12) Was the road to publication a long one for you?
Most of my fiction has been published eventually, but mainly in non-paying publications. It’s been less than three years since I started writing fiction, so the road to my first ebook hasn’t been too long.
13) Do you use a pen name? If so, why?
I was once tempted to use the name Damien Bloodhammer, until I was persuaded not to.
14) Where do you see yourself in five years?
Enormously successful with my own private island in the Maldives to live and write on. Seriously though, I’d like to be earning a supplementary income from writing and be known as a good Horror and Sci-Fi author. As I have a day job, being a good writer is more important to me than the money.
15) What is the best advice you can give to a new author?
Persevere, and don’t let rejections put you off. Just submit your work elsewhere and get on with your next story.
16) Where can the readers find more information about you?
On Twitter, Facebook and at my website: www.denebebbington.co.uk
About the author:
Dene is an IT professional and freelance writer based in Wiltshire.
Writing is a labour of love. I especially enjoy researching and writing about local places of interest. My work has appeared in both special and general interest magazines and websites. Projects underway, or in the planning stage, include industrial heritage, local interest, a horror novella and SF/Horror short stories.
I’m available for commissions to produce article length work, accompanied by digital photographs if required. Excerpts of published work can be supplied upon request. Also, I’m available for commissions to write SF/Horror flash or short fiction.