Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An Interview and Giveaway from Mike Slabon!

Mike Slabon is here today! If you'll recall, he's the author of Undead Reckoning, a book that is all about a mix of zombies and utter hilarity. You should really read this one if you love all out humor :). It's well worth your time.

Without further ado, I'll give the floor to Mike and his interview! Make sure to read on. There's a giveaway too!

1) Undead Reckoning is being made into a movie. What is the tagline on the movie poster?
I should preface this one. Dead Reckoning is form of orientation where one uses identifiable landmarks to determine position. The system is flawed, however, because you could pick a tree, travel in a complete circle, realize where you are (when you once again identify the tree), and yetremain completely lost. In Undead Reckoning, when the zombies rise, Eddie loses his celebrity status and is forced to reinvent himself. Death is symbollic of transformation. Here’s the tagline: “How can find your way in life if you know not where you have been in death?”

2) Since we're in a zombie mood, what would you say is your favorite zombie movie?
Dawn of the Dead (1978 version)

3) What is your favorite part about being an author?
Well, for one, I am immortal now. Long after I am gone, my book may be found in a library… or at a garage sale. To be honest, I just appreciate it when someone takes the time to read what I have written. And I enjoy hearing what they have to say about it.

4) Do you have a favorite part of Undead Reckoning? Care to share a snippet?
My favorite part is Eddie's first time encounter with Jenny:

Jeff stood up and stepped back from the fire. “There’s Jenny.”

I stood up to get a look at her and… OMG! I nearly dropped my mug. A girl with sandy blonde hair bounced up the forest trail in a white skin- tight superhero costume. At first, I thought it was painted on. She had curves in all the right places. Her breasts jiggled and wobbled as she walked, distorting the letter K on her chest. It must have been the happiest letter in the alphabet. I know now why I sometimes dreamed of being a superhero. It wasn’t to gain super powers and right the wrongs of the world. It was so I could be in company of big-boobed athletic women in skin-tight suits.

Jenny was a goddess. She was the perfect mix of Carolina Peef, Tonisha Cooley, Tammy-Lee Kwiatkowski, Priya Anderson-Singh, Kim Brockett, Olga Fox, Tia Arvedsson, those two Rattlers cheerleaders whose names I couldn’t recall at this time, Carlin Frenke’s mom, Mrs. Teasewater, Ardala the cleaning lady, TifaniAmbrose-Hooker, Millie Hoover, Nikki Schneider, Mary Von Dietz, Mary Molinetti, Raquel Dos Santos, Pella Kozaczuk, Karly Karazuki, Ludmilla Petrovic, and Lilly-Anne Finkelstein.

As Jenny made her way up the stairs, she kept her eyes to the ground and hummed softly to herself. The breeze blew her hair down into her face. She raised her head and brushed her bangs aside. She looked at me and I practically drowned in her bluish-gray eyes.

“Hey, Eddie,” she said with a smile. “It is Eddie Griffin, right?”

5) The zombie hoards are upon us and you have to run. What 3 items do you grab before bolting out the door?
A knife, a canteen, and a very good pair of all terrain boots.

6) Finally, and thanks so much for stopping by, what is next on your plate as an author?
Another book is already in the works. It is not a direct sequel, but it will tie in to the world and characters I created in Undead Reckoning. On the radar, I have a children’s book which I have written, and need to finish illustrating; I hope to complete some short fiction that has been meandering about in my head, and I plan enter a few writing contests.


Thank you so much to Mike for his interview! And now...here's a giveaway for you too!

Open to U.S. and Canada. Ends October 23, 2012.

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