The awesome cool author David A. Simpson chatting about cars, books and deadlines…

  1. The Zombie fans know and love you already, how do you feel about the last 2 years since your first book?
    It’s been a whirlwind. Sometimes I still sit and marvel and wonder when it will all come crashing down. I wrote a book because it’s something I’d always dreamed of doing. Amazon made it possible to self-publish and have a platform to sell. Vanity presses have always been around, anyone with a few thousand bucks could publish a book, but until Amazon there was no way to reach a large audience. Eighteen months after I first hit the “publish” button I was able to quit the day job and write full time. It’s like winning the lottery.
  2. Tell us a little bit about your new book The Feral children.
    It’s the story of the group of wild children Jessie and Scarlet met in the Zombie Road books and tried to help. They had survived the zombie uprising by luck, a little knowledge and some basic skills. They happened to be at a wild animal safari park when it happened and were safe behind the fences. Most of animals weren’t really wild, many were former pets or circus performers. The kids don’t have guns and can’t survive on their own and the animals are so domesticated they don’t know how to hunt or take care of themselves. They help each other and the animals adopt the children. They become a tribe.
  3. This is your first collaboration, how was it?
    Wesley has written a few short stories set in the Zombie Road world and I don’t even remember how it came up for us to co-write a series. Probably over drinks. He is doing most of the heavy lifting for these books. All he had to work with was a few chapters from ZR5 that introduced them and a few ideas we bounced around. From that, he built the entire story, introduced all the new characters, created the mood and the setting. He’s a super easy guy to work with.
  4. It’s very cool that you picked a fan as Co-author, do you think that you will do that again?
    Of course, if anyone has a good story to tell. Wesley has already said he’d like to write a Retriever novel once the Feral Children trilogy is finished.
  5. Do you plan to write about another type of apocalypse?
    I haven’t thought that far ahead. We have two more Feral books to finish, I have two more Zombie Road books to tell the tale of how Jessie became the Traveler and then I get to jump into the story of Scarlet waking up in the mysterious house where we last saw them at the end of ZR6. Spoiler Alert: it won’t be about zombies. It’s about those men who hold a grudge and carry Mark Seven Blasters. The two teens are stranded a long, long way from home.
  6. If you could talk to someone dead or alive who would it be?
    Enoch. Legend has it that he built the pyramids, walked with God and knew the secrets of the universe.
  7. Got to ask, how do you feel about the end of Games of Thrones.
    It summed up the story nicely. The good guys won, a fair and just king would rule the six kingdoms and they set it up for a spinoff with Arya Stark seeing what there is to see west of Westeros. I can imagine her in a series that is sort of a cross between Xena: Warrior Princess and Conan the Barbarian.
  8. When are we getting Zombie Road VII?
    Hopefully by September. It’s a third of the way finished.
  9. Tell us a bit about your creative process.
    Work out the story, the backstory, the foreshadowing, post it on sticky notes so I don’t forget then write. Then go back and fix it. Then fix it some more. Then keep fixing it until the editor is yelling at me to stop fixing it**, **Check out The Zombie Road series and David’s other work on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author/ref=dbs_P_W_auth?_encoding=UTF8&author=David%20A.%20Simpson&searchAlias=digital-text&asin=B01MUI11C9

The end of everything… A review of a story that is just at its beginning

 I won’t say that I started reading this book with a neutral eye. I was already a fan of the authors Safe Haven series.. But even if this book would have been completely new to me I would have been intrigued by the cover.. The old saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is oh so not true… 
The cover was fricking intriguing, and I am a easy charm with visual candy. But how can you resist the two young women in front of this blazing apocalyptic background..  Chris Artinians familiar narrative style greeted me on page one. His way of expressing himself is charming and unique, he has a great verbal signature. Once you read a Artinian book you will recognize all others. The story is captivating, because you, like me, will care fast for the two main characters, Wren and Robin. The two sisters find themselves in the middle of the Zombie apocalypse, Orphans in a new world that is filled with danger and darkness.. Their parents succumbed to the disease and turned, but they have to realize that the victims of the Plague that wanted to kill them had nothing to do with the two people that gave them live..  After reclaiming their home, the young women have to work out a plan to survive, because the worse monster do not have blood on their lips and Rage in their eyes… The worse monsters do have human faces and friendly smiles.. I won’t spoil things for you, dear readers.. I will just say that Artinian surprised me.. Some of his characters have a Hitchcock quality to them, he plays with madness, with basic human fears and emotions. What I loved the most is the evolution of the relationship between the two sisters. From a cold distant way of relating, based on their different characters the two sisters get close and start working and acting as a unit, because nothing is welding two people closer together than fighting the undead..  Before ending my review, I want to say a few words about the girls.. Wren is very disciplined, a true fighter, a Olympic level athlete. Robin is your typical girl, she loves to party, dates boys and invested all her pocket money in clothes and make up.. When Wren is training in the backyard with the javelin to fight the undead, Robin is morning the loss of her phone charger..  I think that most of us can relate a bit with each of them.. Have you ever asked yourself what would you miss the most if everything would end tomorrow??? Give The end of everything a chance, you won’t regret it. Find Christopher Artinian on Facebook, Amazon and on the island he lives on.. His books are all available on Kindle unlimited. https://www.amazon.com/End-Everything-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07Q39H3S4/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?crid=22PRLXD17Z5VY&keywords=christopher+artinian&qid=1555396540&s=gateway&sprefix=Christopher+ar&sr=8-4

The ballad of Jessie the Desfigured Road Angel and Scarlet

Road to Redemption and Terror on the Two Lane by David Simpson should be called “The ballad of Scarlet and Jessie”.. In a world where survival is the most important thing, this young people find love. A apocalyptic Romeo and Juliette story, Jessie and Scarlet are the children of two rivals. Jessie is a superstar of the new world, known as The Desfigured Road Angel, the boy with the piercing blue eyes and a scar on the face rescues people from certain death, but more that the gift of a new life, he gives the people hope. Scarlet, daughter of the High priest of the Anubis cult escapes from her father’s clutches, and gets a chance to get to know and love the man she was sent to kill.. For the guys, this book is packed with action, David Simpson as a former trucker writes the best car chases and action scenes! Available on Kindle unlimited, paperback and audio! Give the Zombie Road saga a chance to introduce you to The Road Angel! https://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Road-V-Terror-Two-Lane-ebook/dp/B07J4DGXGG/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1539002669&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Zombie+Road+V&dpPl=1&dpID=51rd42h2G4L&ref=plSrch