WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF OUR VALENTINE'S WEEK MASSASCRE
Thank you for meeting me today .
Jason , Glad to be here today
Ok here we go are you ready
Jason : Sure let's do this
Ok question one
all a little bit about yourself.
dazzling young Gemini. I like needle point, macaroni ducks and basements!
friends call me Jake.
four kids 16, 14, 14, and 10. I really don’t have a lot of family or friends,
so it’s just my kids and me in “real life”.
from Illinois when I was 19 or so and haven’t looked back. I lived in Montana
for 10 years, Michigan twice, in Indiana twice, and that’s where I’m at now.
for the ministry for several years before life took a giant turn. It forced me
to change things up a bit. I’ve read the Bible, both Old and New Testaments more
times than you would believe; especially considering it’s me we’re talking
about. To this day, much of my work has a religious backdrop to it even if you
can’t see it.
inspired you to write your first novel?
You have to be inspired? Honestly there isn’t any big emotional inspiration. I
woke up at a cross roads in my life where everything I’d known was slipping
away. Everything I had worked towards was gone. I needed something to do, to
be. I’d always known I would write. It was just time to do it.
have a specific writing style?
us about your current project.
one more horror/paranormal anthology coming out. This will be my third. I
didn’t necessarily want to do another one, but I was looking through my files
and had a bunch of stories I didn’t think were deep enough to make full-length
novels out of, so I decided to use them in one more anthology… Don’t judge me,
but I hardly used any of that stuff.
through it so I can send it off to my editor and all-around writing guru, Robin
Griffin for editing and polishing… I don’t know if this is strange or not, but
when I get a story back, it’s got so much red on it from her editing, it looks
like a crime scene and I kinda like it.
made you decide to write about vampires and zombies?
do a lot of vampire stuff although the new anthology coming out has a vampire
story in it, but it’s not your normal vamp story.
are, well just the worst-case scenario in a lot of ways. Truth be known, it’s
one of the most plausible scenarios; maybe not so much the dead coming back to
life, but more in like the “28 Days Later” or “The Crazies” kind of way. There
are funguses and bacteria in the natural world that can cause other organisms
to react in violent or zombie-like ways. We also know for a fact that
governments around the world have experimented with various ways of creating
rabid acting soldiers and looked at ways not just to kill the enemy population,
but turn them against each other biologically. I’m not a conspiracy theorist,
but a lot of this information came out about the Vietnam War. That’s what’s so
interesting about it.
scares you the most?
you feel about the boom in horror/zombie genre? Has the graphic novel helped or
hurt this genre?
the boom is great! It’s a genre that never really went away. It’s always there
lurking much like the undead themselves.
I think the only way it’s possibly hurt the genre is this; if you do most of what they do on The Walking Dead… you’re going to die. If you want to stay alive don’t do what Rick does…
some fun questions:
was the last time you were really scared?
get scared… Really.
is your favorite author and why?
ummm for zombie stuff, I’d say J.L. Bourne. In general, I would refer you back to
the celebrity mention above… I really don’t pay any attention. If I read
something, I like it or I don’t. Either way it’s mentally discarded. It’s the
same way with TV shows and movies. It’s always been like this…
is your favorite place to write?
I guess. I do jot some things down when I get a minute at work, but yea I’m not
but not least where can we find you and stalk you?