Interview with Author Eric S. Brown

Bec: To start, tell us a little bit about yourself:

ESB:  I’m a southern boy who’s a geek, comic addict, and horror junkie.  I’ve devoted a good portion of my life to writing horror thus far. 

Bec: What books do you have out and where are they available?

ESB:  There’s way too many out there to mention so I will just cover some of the bigger ones:  Season of Rot from Permuted Press, War of the Worlds Plus Blood Guts and Zombies from Simon and Schuster, and the book I feel is my best to date Bigfoot War from Coscom Entertainment.  Its sequel, Bigfoot War II: Dead in the Woods, which blends Bigfoot horror with the zombie apocalypse will be released soon.

Bec: I know you like to write about Bigfoot, but what else do you like to write about?

ESB:  I am known mostly for zombies.  Almost everything I have written in my career is zombie fiction.  It wasn’t until last year that I expanded into Crypto-Horror with Bigfoot War.  I had always loved Bigfoot horror films and Bigfoot War is the Bigfoot movie I always wanted to see in book form.  It’s a survival horror tale, set in rural North Carolina, that pits a small town of 800 folks against a full out tribe of flesh eating Sasquatch like creatures.  It’s a new take on the Bigfoot genre that gives it an apocalyptic feel.  The second book of the trilogy gets even crazier and tosses a zombie virus into the mix.  

Bec: Who’s your favorite author?

ESB:  David Drake.  The man is the king of military SF.

Bec: What’s your favorite book?

ESB:  David Drake’s Hammer’s Slammers series.  All of them. 

Bec: Do you listen to music while you write?

ESB:  Quite a bit.  I love Johnny Cash, Rush, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, The Cure, and even once in a while some Duran Duran. 

Bec: What got you interested in writing?

ESB:  I wanted to give back to the genre I love.  I grew up with horror and just wanted to be a part of it.

Bec: I know that you are editing with Coscom… Do you enjoy editing others stuff or writing your own more?

ESB:  I have edited several anthologies from The Wolves of War to Superheroes vs. Zombies and the upcoming Bigfoot Among Us series from Coscom, but I am writer first.  I will always enjoy creating my own tales more.  

Bec: What’s your favorite season?

ESB:  Not sure that I have one. I don’t go out much. Usually glued to the keyboard. 

Bec: What food do you just hate?

ESB:  I bloody totally hate Sweet Potato Fries.  The things make me sick. 

Bec: What’s your favorite animal?

ESB:  I love cats just like Lovecraft did. 

Bec: If you could change the color of the sky to something else, what color would you pick?

ESB:  Green might be fun. 

Bec: Do you have any new books coming out soon?

ESB:  I am working a strange new horror novella entitled Into the Light with fellow Simon and Schuster/Permuted Press author James Melzer and awaiting the release of Bigfoot War II: Dead in the Woods.  

Bec: What do you think is the hardest part about marketing?


ESB:  Learning how to do it.  It’s a process I am still learning.

Bec: What typo have you seen the most often when reading others work?

ESB:  Their, they’re, there.  Those often get mixed up somehow.

Bec: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

ESB:  I am quite comfortable where I am in the secluded hills of NC.  


Bec: Is there anything you would like to share with us that I haven’t asked about?

ESB:  If you like Bigfoot horror, you should totally check out Bigfoot War.  The book is available through places like Amazon.com and Bn.com, etc.  There’s also a fan created trailer on Youtube that’s pretty cool and an underground Facebook movement to get it turned into a film.  The page is called “Bigfoot War must become a movie”.  

Bec: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share about yourself and your books, Eric! Best wishes in your future endeavors!

 

Link to Eric S. Brown’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Eric-S.-Brown/e/B004G6XP7E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1403802146&sr=1-1

 

©Rebecca Besser & Eric S. Brown, 2011. All rights reserved.

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