From the mind of Julianne Snow comes an undead collection of stories that feature the gamut of emotions and situations. Presented in flash fiction and short stories, the tales are sure to leave you wanting more and checking over your shoulder.
How would a group of children handle an uprising of the undead? What would you do to save a loved one only to find out that you’re facing a different threat altogether? How would a country react to a timely warning at the end of a war? What happens when a vampiric Romeo hits on an unsuspecting human? In a world where the undead are common place and protected, what happens when speed dating produces a love match?
As a female horror writer, what do you being to the table in terms of what you write?
That’s both a difficult and easy question to answer. And the answer is the same in both cases: I bring my perspective and experiences to my horror tales. I always weave a little something of myself into each story and try to make the reader feel something—whether it’s genuine fear, abject horror, or a glimmer of hope, I do my best to make it feel real.
Do you think female authors are underrepresented in the horror genre?
Yes and no. There are a lot of women out there who write horror and who write it well but at the same time, there are women who feel they need to disguise their gender to get the same look from editors that their male counterparts get. I don’t know what the real state of affairs is because it’s constantly changing but it’s great to see the talent, from both women and men that exists in the genre today.
Tell us about your books
I have one book currently out, Days with the Undead: Book One, that follows a group of survivors during the zombie apocalypse. My short story collection, Glimpses of the Undead, contains short and micro fiction exploring different situations that may arise during a zombie apocalypse. I’ve also co-authored two novels, Dragons of Faith, about a group of dragons looking to change the world, and The Carnival 13, a fun romp through the horrors of a carnival. In addition, I’ve had over 100 short stories published in different anthologies and magazines.
Why is horror writing important to you?
Writing horror is important to me because it’s what comes off the end of my fingers. I can’t control it really, I’m just a slave the muses that call my brain home. It’s a genre I love and have loved for quite a long time so it does seem like a bit of a no-brainer to me.
Is the future of horror female?
Good question! I think the future of horror is neither male nor female. It’s bright in the sense that the voices writing today are excellent but it’s not dependent on gender and shouldn’t be. I believe that every good story deserves the same chance as the next one and I hope one day there will be equality not so much in who wrote the story but in the reception of it’s quality.
About the Author:
Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series and the founder of Zombieholics Anonymous. She writes within the realms of speculative fiction, has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Julianne has pieces of short fiction in publications from Sirens Call Publications, SAD House Press, Open Casket Press, 7DS Books, James Ward Kirk Publishing, Coffin Hop Press and Hazardous Press with many shorts to be released soon.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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