Welcome to this special thirty eighth edition of 10 Questions With…
How it works: Each day, the scheduled authors and bloggers will post awesome zombie-tastic content for your enjoyment along with a giveaway on their site/blog/page. You can hop around to all of the participating sites and enter as many giveaways as you like! If you would like to be emailed links to the new posts each day, join this Zombie Crawl Daily Digest list which will ensure you don’t miss a post (or join the party on Facebook to get notifications). Make sure to leave comments and interact with the participating sites. Thanks for joining the party! I will have the schedule at the end of this post and you can also go here to see it.
Today our guest is:
Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.
1.) What is something that many people might not know about you?
I was a soldier and an actor before I got published.
2.) What inspired you to write your first book?
My first published book is The Old Man and the Wasteland. I’m a big fan of Hemingway and post Apocalyptia. I thought… wouldn’t be great if The Old Man and the Sea were set after a nuclear war. And that began to the process of writing the book.
3.) Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
My favorite author… Hard question. Lots of favorites but I would say I really enjoy the novels of Arturo Perez Reverte. He’s an excellent storyteller and his books are always thrilling and rich.
4.) If you could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
5.) What book are you reading now?
The Siege by Arturo Perez Reverte but I’m getting ready to go old school post-apocalyptic binging for a secret project I’m working on.
6.) Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Everybody that I’m working with over at Apocalypse Weird, a post-apocalyptic shared brand universe, is awesome. We are having the most fun wrecking the world together and we’re doing a big 5 year project to tell a big arc. It’s truly big, grand storytelling. It’s The a Dark Tower meets Lost meets Evil Dead. Fun stuff.
7.) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in any of your books?
8.) Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I just published The End of the World as We Knew It. It’s basically The Notebook meets The Walking Dead. It’s a bit of a different take on the whole zombie genre. It’s a love story and its set after the whole pandemic has begun to subside. People are really enjoying it and talking about what a fresh take it is on the genre. I’m very excited about it and my agent informed me there was already a little Hollywood interest. So, we’ll see.
9.) What song best describes you and why?
Killer Joe by Quincy Jones.
It’s an easy going orchestral romp through the noir of a detective looking to put all the pieces together. Which sorta sums me up as a writer.
10.) A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
“I told you I’d find you.” Because… Penguins are just that way.
Go ahead, pimp whatever book you want:
Check out my book The End of the World as We Know It.
“In the future, an artist specializing in historical records creates a piece of art based on three separate accounts of the Pandemic. What follows is a patchwork tale of survival and horror as two lovers struggle to survive the undying dead and the collapse of an America turned charnel house. Told as memos from Ground Zero, and later in the journal of a Dark Tower-like quest by train and foot across a nightmare landscape of ruined cities and raving corpses, the three accounts reveal more than just the grim realities of society’s collapse. The Notebook meets The Walking Dead in this stained glass depiction of the end of the world as we knew it.”
It’s just 99 Cents right now!
GIVEAWAY: Nick Cole is going to giveaway three signed copies of The End Of The World As We Knew It. To get registered all you need to do is answer the following question in the comment section:
What is your favorite zombie story? It can be a book, movie, show, or comic.
Due to shipping, this contest is open to residents of the United States only. The giveaway will end on October 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (est).
I would like to thank Nick Cole for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed learning about him as much as I did.
I hope you will take the time and visit the other giveaways that are going on and are upcoming with this year’s Zombie Crawl.
Zombie Crawl 2 – Blog Party
October 22 – 31, 2015
OCTOBER 22 – Thursday
Band of Dystopian Authors & Fans (Party & Grand Prize Host)
Jo Michaels Blog (author)
OCTOBER 23 – Friday
Claire C. Riley (author)
2 Girls & A Book (blog)
Emily Shore (author)
OCTOBER 24 – Saturday
Kathy Dinisi (author)
Us Girls & A Book (blog)
The Voluptuous Book Diva (blog 18+)
OCTOBER 25 – Sunday
Casey L. Bond (author)
THE KATY blog (blog)
OCTOBER 26 – Monday
Saul Tanpepper (author)
Warren Fielding (author)
The Leighgendarium (blog)
OCTOBER 27 – Tuesday
Kody Boye (author)
Rhiannon Frater (author)
ER Arroyo (author)
OCTOBER 28 – Wednesday
Allen Gamboa (author)
Armand Rosamilia (author)
OCTOBER 29 – Thursday
Kate L. Mary (author)
Eli Constant (author)
OCTOBER 30 – Friday
Aria Michaels (author)
Brian Parker (author)
Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps (blog)
OCTOBER 31 – Saturday
Cindy Carroll (author)
M. R. Pritchard (author)
Toni L.H. Boughton (author)
Digital Dirty Girl (blog)