Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blogiversary Week Day 2 --- Post 3

Next up...... Julie Rudolph

The Complex by Julie Rudolph
About the book:
Nothing stays the way we want it to. A virus that went awry and a plague of zombies made sure of that.

Cali Anglin learned the hard way. Before, her life was simple. She was a mom, a wife, and a nurse. Now she is in a fight of her life to save her family, her neighbors, and herself.

How do you survive the zombie apocalypse with your humanity intact?

About the author:
I'm Julie. I'm a nurse/author, turtle addict and zombie junkie.

I am the author of The Complex, which is all about surviving the zombie apocalypse and the bonds of friendship and family.

Author Interview:

1.        Where do you get your writing inspiration from?
I am a zombie book junkie. I would read so many books and think, “Wow, that was cool but...” until I finally just decided I should just go for it.
2.       Did you have to do any research for your books? If so what?
Tons! For instance I had no idea what sort of guns my characters should use. I have a friend who was in the military that had suggested some so I had to research the heck out of them. Same with the solar panels, no idea on how to set them up so I learned a lot. Wikipedia and Google are old friends by now!
3.       What are you working on now?
Right now, I'm working on book two of The Reanimates. Cali's adventures are far from over!
4.       What is the hardest part of writing for you?
The hardest part of writing had to be making the time to do it. I have a full time job and am a full time mom so either there was a lot going on when I had an idea or no ideas when I found the time. I started carrying a note pad for the good idea moments to help get the I have time now moments to connect.
5.       What can readers expect next?
Readers can definitely expect that there will be more realistic situations (well as realistic as you can imagine in a zombie apocalypse) for the group to encounter, more tests that will be placed on their bonds of friendship, oh, and definitely more zombies!
6.       What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer that question?
Did you ever imagine as a kid that you would grow up to be the person you are, and is it better or worse than you pictured. The person I am now is so much better than I ever could have imagined, way beyond my best hoped for scenario. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams.
7.       If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Hmmmm. Maybe something to the effect of Zombies Were the Easy Part. LOL
8.       Who is your favorite author?
I can only pick one? Probably Charlaine Harris for proving over and over that a strong female lead in a first person point of view is not only able to be done, but can be done well, no matter what the current trends are. You can make your own trends.
9.       What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is most undeniably my kindle and all the books I have stashed away in it. You never see me in public without it.
10.   Highest point of your writing career?
The highest point for me was the day that I got my very first sale. I'll never know who it was so I can't go thank them personally, but I felt like I was on top of the world for that one and each one after.
11.   Advice for aspiring authors?
Write! Keep a journal, write short stories that are bouncing in your head that are unrelated even. Just keep writing because it will click over in your head too.
12.   Last song that was stuck in your head?
Dare I admit that it was The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats?

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