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Author Q&A with @TSAlan1 | World War Dead Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #Apocalyptic #Horror

World War Dead by TS Alan is on virtual book tour. The apocalyptic horror stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. ...

World War Dead by TS Alan is on virtual book tour.

The apocalyptic horror stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

I started writing in elementary school. My first published piece was a piece of prose on my brother, with got published in the school book of student prose.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I used to raise pigeons.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

I received a rejection letter from a magazine last year telling me it was one of the best short stories they ever had to reject, but it didn’t quite fit their needs. He further went on to say I shouldn’t have a problem getting the story published. Six months later I sold it. “Grandma’s Dead, Isn’t She?” is expected to be released in an anthology the summer.

What are some of your pet peeves?

Inconsiderate people and people without etiquette.

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born outside of Buffalo, NY. Buffalo borders Canada, so I sometimes jokingly tell people I am as Sothern Canadian.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

I would head up to the closest mountain and enjoy nature one last time.

Who is your hero and why?

My late grandmother, who raised me, and my mother who worked hard to put food on the table and shoes on my feet in support of us all.

What kind of world ruler would you be?

Fair but tough.

What are you passionate about these days?

My cats, my writing, and my friends.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Go for a walk and/or watch a movie.

How to find time to write as a parent?

I chose not to have children but to concentrate on work and writing. I am lucky in that my boss at my job lets me write during down time. It also helps that I put him in my novel World War Dead as a very minor character.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Loyal to my friends.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I’ve considered myself a writer ever since I started writing. However, I have considered myself a professional writer when I got paid for my first story.

Do you have a favorite movie?
No, I have a bunch of favorites (random ordwere): Nightbreed, Princess Bride, Planet of the Apes (1967), Hellraiser, Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Logan’s Run, Mary Poppins, Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Dawn of the Dead: The Extended Mall Hours Cut. 

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Scripts for The Romero Strain and part one of World War Dead have been completed.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

In New York City, I don’t have to go far to visit a place that writer O. Henry used to frequent, who lived on Irving Place and frequented Pete’s Tavern.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar?
A red fox, because they are more adaptable than a wolf or coyote.

World War Dead
by TS Alan
Genre: Apocalyptic Horror 

World War Dead is a four-part zombie novel, in which military and health organizations around the world battle time and the undead in an attempt to get valuable research data to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland. There, an antiviral for the Acute Reanimation Syndrome (ARS) virus is being developed.

The novel has main characters from each region, two of which are half-zombies, and all the stories are intertwined with one another.

Part I: War of the Dead
A zombified Marine lieutenant injected with the antiviral is brought back to half-life but finds himself caught between human and zombie, and reconsiders which side he should fight on.

Part II: Escape from the Dead
With time running out, a European CDC security team faces insurmountable odds against zombies and a hostile military faction attempting to get their antiviral to an awaiting military transport plane that will take them to a US military base.

Part III: Call to Arms
A Canadian helicopter team arrives at a US military outpost for an exchange to acquire a batch of antiviral but finds themselves betrayed and stranded. Having learned of High Command’s treacheries, a rogue team of Marines led by a sympathetic master sergeant comes to the Canadians rescue. The master sergeant hopes to enlist the Canadians, along with a brigade of half-zombies, as part of a strike force to overthrow a forced labor camp in Gettysburg run by the military.

Part IV: War of the Dead
A former Army sergeant, who finds her half-zombie condition has left her infertile, leads a discontented group of half-zombies on a war against humanity and zombies alike. Will the remaining military, the work camp survivors, and the lieutenant’s half-mute brigade unite in time to stop the dissident half-mutes from executing their elaborate plan of genocide, or will humankind finally meet extinction?

Author and Co-Founder of TS Alan is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, and suspense, but also frequently incorporates elements of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Alan has published two novels, and six short stories.

Alan was born outside Buffalo, NY. He is the son of divorced parents. He was educated at Williamsville South High School, Niagara Community College and the State University College at Buffalo.

Alan is an author of contemporary horror/fantasy. He is most known for his zombie stories. His first published novel was The Romero Strain (2014), which was published by Books of the Dead Press. His sequel The Romero Strain: The Dead, the Damned, and the Darkness was independently released in November 2017.

As influences on his writing, Alan lists Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, and O. Henry, among others.

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  1. The cover is very cool. Love the reflection in the puddle.

  2. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

  3. I like the cover! I think fair but tough sounds like a great leader – a benevolent dictator.

  4. That is a bad ass cover!! It would make a cool poster!

  5. I really like the military look.

  6. The zombies are creepy and I’m totally into it

  7. The cover works with the story

  8. Interesting! Sounds like World War Z.

  9. I love military books. The cover is awesome.

  10. The cover is eye catching. Looks like an interesting read. Thanks!

  11. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  12. The book and the cover look great.

  13. I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  14. The cover looks wonderful. a job well done

  15. The book cover looks really cool!

  16. The book sounds great. I love the cover.

  17. I really like the cover of the book!

  18. The cover has me interested in the book!

  19. I like the cover because it is quite eerie and ghostly looking! I have no questions for the author.

  20. I really like the cover...its interesting!

  21. The cover looks very intriguing! Makes me want to find out more!


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