Hello, hello, hello Addicts! I know you’ve just been dying to catch up with author Julianne Snow. Well, guess what…SHE’S BACK!!! Though she has been on HA before, this is Julianne’s first time as our 13 Questions featured author.
For our upcoming episode 89, Julianne has included excerpts from her novel Days with the Undead: Book One. She has also included a sneak peek into Days with the Undead: Book Two, which will be making its debut later this year.
For those of you unfamiliar with Julianne’s novel, here’s a quick look into the beginning Day with the Undead: Book One.
“It was a close call today. We’ve been travelling west, trying to get in front of and then outrun the Undead for almost two days now. Trying to stay off the roads but keeping close enough to use them if the need arose was getting more and more difficult. And then the inevitable happened.
We came across a horde of the Undead just mulling – well, not even mulling – just standing in a clearing early this morning. As far from them as we were and as silent as we were being, something or someone in our group caught their global attention and the collective of milky white eyes that turned in our direction was positively bone-chilling.”
Obviously, Julianne has a “very deep affinity” for Zombies and she was willing to let us in and tell us just why she loves zombies and horror so much. “It started back when I was six and caught the original Night of the Living Dead on television while I was home sick from school. There’s just something about the undead and apocalyptic tales that strikes a chord within me.”
“I also read Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery when I was in the third grade and it’s stuck with me since then. While the story is bleak, there’s a level of humanity within it that resounds within me. As the years have passed, I’ve read it again and again, finding nuances that could only be reflective of what I was going through personally. It’s probably my favorite short story of all time. I like feeling that build of tension; it’s what I strive to create when I write. There’s nothing better than hearing back from one of your readers who had the intended reaction to what I wrote.”
One of the main ways to keep in touch with Julianne and what she’s been up to is her Days with the Undead website. “At the moment, I’m not posting any new fiction but I am featuring other authors in the genre in my interview series called ‘Chewing Braaiiinns with…” on Mondays. On Fridays I have a feature called ‘Zombie Film Fridays’ where I feature a film in the genre and present some interesting facts about it. I’m hoping very soon to get back to regularly posting my ‘Zombie Vs.’ feature, but we’ll see if time and imagination allows. On my blog, Days with the Undead, I only post fiction in the zombie genre. On my other blog, The FlipSide of Julianne I post fiction that is more general horror in nature.”
Julianne is one of the “lucky ones,” as she not only loves writing on her own time but she actually works in the industry as the Publicist at Sirens Call Publications. Another fact, you may not know about her is that Julianne is a certified Fire and Explosions Investigator.
Her goals are, in her own words…simple. “I want to be able to do what I love and keep doing it. I love writing and continued success, even on a small scale, will help me to continue doing what I love.”
“I [also] I have a collection of short stories releasing soon called Glimpses of the Undead. I also have a number of tales that have been accepted into anthologies which should be releasing at various times this year. If you’re good at keeping secrets, I’m involved in three collaborative writing projects that will be released later this year as well. I can’t give away too many details but I’m super excited about them!”
Julianne Snow’s Bio:
It was while watching Romero’s Night of the Living Dead at the tender age of 6 which solidified Julianne’s respect for the Undead. Since that day, she has been preparing herself for the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse. While classically trained in all of the ways to defend herself, she took up writing in order to process the desire she now covets; to bestow a second and final death upon the Undead. As the only girl growing up in a family with four children in the Canadian countryside, Julianne needed some form of escape. Her choice was the imaginations of others which only fostered the vibrancy of her own.
Days with the Undead: Book One is her first full-length book, the basis of which can be found in her popular web serial of the same name. Along with many zombie shorts published on her blog, she has a story in Women of the Living Dead as well as two zombie pieces; a standalone short and a collection releasing the summer of 2013. Julianne’s second novel in her Days with the Undead series will also be released in 2013. Stay tuned!
Social Media Links:
Facebook: Julianne Snow
FB Fan Page: Days with the Undead
Goodreads: Julianne Snow
Amazon Author Page: Julianne Snow