Mark Tufo is one of the nicest authors out there. I am a fan of his work for years and it’s always nice to pick his brainzzz for some extra Intel..
1 Zombie Fallout is about to be turned into a TV series, what would you like to tell us about that?
Mark Tufo : “It’s a process a wait and see type of process. Honestly I don’t think about it all that much. Sure it would be cool as hell if it happened but until it has, it hasn’t. ” 2. You mix zombies and vampires in a glorious way, what made you decide to add other supernatural beings to the mix?
Mark Tufo : ” It was a suggestion by my brother about the girl standing out in the field, I hadn’t planned on there being vampires at all especially since Zombie Fallout was supposed to be a one and done. ”
3.If a zombie would bite you and you knew that you have only 24 hours left would you let the infection spread and see how it feels to be undead?
Mark Tufo : “This is a difficult question. It’s hard-wired into our very being to stay alive but the thought of turning into a zombie is something I don’t think I could stomach. I mean eating people? We’re filthy and it’s pretty well established that I’m a germ-a-phobe. ” 4. If you could talk to any author dead or alive who would you choose and why? Mark Tufo : ” I really think I’d like to talk to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), he was a brilliant man who had his finger on the pulse of the nation at the time, which surprisingly was much like it is today. Would love to get his insight. ” 5.Who would you say influenced your writing style the most? MarkTufo :” Stephen King, hands down. First foray into horror, loved it from the get go and still do now, He’s the largest influence but there were plenty of others. ” 6.Mike Talbot is present as a main character in allot of your books(parallel universes) , do you plan writing a series with a female main character? Mark Tufo :”I’ve written Callis Rose, the Dystance series and the Book of Riley all had strong female leads. Sure Riley was a dog, but female. :)”. 7. What genre would you like to write in next? Mark Tufo :” Fantasy, definitely want to write my fantasy book. Started, just need to carve out some time to complete it. ” 8. I am a huge Tim fan, I know that the fans are not agreeing on him, was it difficult for you to write that perfectly psycho character? Mark Tufo:” I feel like it should have been more difficult to write Tim, that I was so easily able to slide into that persona is umm eye opening! Tim is what happens when a publishing house gives you free reign. Yeah I’m blaming them.”
9. If you could step into a TV show / movie and live there for 24 hours what would you pick? Mark Tufo :” Honestly I think I’d love to play Survivor, although if I was only there for 24 hours that means I got voted out first and that sucks”. 10. What’s your writing routine? Mark Tufo ” I start the morning doing correspondence and then when I’m sufficiently caffeinated, I write. That usually goes from 9:30 to around 4, then back to correspondence, or read-throughs, or the dreaded editing process. “. 11. Would you like to offer a advice for indie authors that are at the beginning of the journey and loose hope because of low sales or bad reviews? Mark Tufo ” There’s a lot of first time authors that believe this is a get rich quick scheme, I can attest to the fact that this is not true! My first book sold 3 copies in the first 9 months. If you want to be successful in this field you have to keep going. Improve your craft, hire professionals. Get a cover artist and an editor. It’s not a completely universal truth but more books equals more sales. ” 12.Are you superstitious? Mark Tufo ” I’m a Red Sox fan of course I’m superstitious. “
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