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
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