Here we go again! This time I'm featuring Suzanne Robb, a very talented writer who had a lot of work out there for you to dip your eager, greedy hands into! She has a bunch of new stuff out, as you'll learn below, but let me take a moment to direct you towards her novel, Z-Boat. What a terrific read! You got zombies, you got folks trapped on a sub, and you've got some really fun and interesting characters that you'll find it impossible not to root for! Plus the claustrophobia. And did I mention zombies? Oh, yeah...you know you want to do it!
First up, a slight bio, and then the Lucky 13 Questions!
Suzanne Robb is the author of Z-Boat, released by Twisted Library Press. She has over 4 dozen stories in current and upcoming anthologies with various publishers. She is also a contributing editor at Hidden Thoughts Press, and next year Wicked East Press will be releasing Read the end First, an apocalyptic anthology she edited with Adrian Chamberlin. In her free time she reads, watches movies, plays with her dog, and enjoys chocolate and LEGO’s.
Let’s do this!
1. If there was only one movie you could watch for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
One movie, that’s a tough one, but I would have to go with Clue. I never ever get tired of the performances in that movie and of course I love Tim Curry.
2. Who is your favorite literary character and why?
Thursday Next from the Jasper Fforde series. I like her best because she is strong, makes mistakes, acts like a normal woman in odd circumstances, and can take care of herself. I find that she is probably, at least for me, one of the funner literary characters. I know it should be something high caliber, but I like what I like lol.
3. Favorite book and author?
Again with a tough one. I would have to go with Fool by Christopher Moore, the man is brilliant and the book makes me laugh out loud. Actually, anything by him makes me laugh.
4. What is the one implement you could not part with in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
Well, I am assuming we have to go with what we have currently, so for me it would be my axe. That is the most useful thing I have. Cordless screwdrivers are lame and shovels you need such a wide arc to swing.
5. If you had to eat your big toe or your pinkie finger, which one would go? Take this seriously; your life depends on it.
Are you okay? Um, if I had to pick, pinkie finger, I never use it to type and the big toe is pretty essential in balance.
One more time, are you okay? Need a hug?
6. Favorite album and artist?
Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs. I love a lot of music but Andrew Bird is my go to man for any occasion.
7. Who could clip their toenails in your presence and you not be offended?
I have yet to find that person. I think it is a gross habit, and what is the deal with not picking them up? Just launching them across the room..annoying!
8. Female fiction writers tend to have their work ghettoized as being for fellow females only while fiction written by men does not. This applies to other forms of entertainment as well. For instance, I went to see the movie Bridesmaids and was lambasted by male friends for it being a “Chick Flick.” And actually, it was universally damned funny. When they saw it, they ate their words. Why, besides sexism, do you think this happens?
I think it happens for many reasons, males have a strong presence in the literary world, especially horror. Even a lot of females refuse to buy books by women writers because they have not “proven” themselves. I think that until we can look at a book and not judge it by the gender of the writer this problem will always exist.
What I do think is funny is that male writers complain that women dominate the romance areas, but how many men do you know aspire to write those? And if they did, I know they would do better than the women, it is just part of the way things are sadly.
9. What is your favorite sport?
Swimming by far, cannot swim enough…ever.
10. Is there a story of yours that has been published that you’ve looked back on and said, “Oh, God, I wish it wasn’t?”
Yes, several in fact..or not so much that it was not published, but that I did not trust an “editor” to do their job when clearly they didn’t know the difference between a comma and a period.
11. What story are you most proud of that you’ve written and why?
“The Curse of the Moonlight Killer” It is out soon in ebook format, and I adore this story because it is original in concept and idea and everyone who beta read it loved it. It was a pure moment of inspiration and one I hope to turn into a book.
12. Eggs. Love them or hate them?
Not a fan.
13. Promote the shit out of yourself. What do you have coming up and what have you finished?
I have a novel out called Z-Boat, available here.
I also have a blog here with all my current and upcoming anthologies here
In the end of December a great anthology titled Live and Let Undead edited by Hollie Snider will be released by Twisted Library Press. It has one of my stories in it and is a fantastic collection; highly recommend it to any zombie fan.
I also have an anthology that I co-edited with my friend Adrian Chamberlin called Read The End First, it is apocalyptic in genre and has a TOC of great and talented writers, right now it is out for blurbs, to be released in 2012
I have an ebook coming out on January 2, 2012, it contains 3 of my short stories and will be done via Dark Continents publishing.
In April 2012 Hidden Thoughts Press will be releasing a collection of non-fiction essays I compiled and edited called Anxiety Disorders.
Lastly, Earth’s End will be released in January 2012 via Wicked East Press, and has one of my short stories in it.
And there it is, folks! The wonderful Suzanne Robb! Hope you enjoyed it and again, go get her books! You won't be sorry!