Spotlight On interview with Jack Wallen
the author of the I Zombie series including
his latest work discussed in this interview …
Q: Who are you really?
Q: What is your latest work of zombie goodness?
Q: Sell me on. Sell me hard!
Vengeance is a dish best served with rock and roll. Horror punk icons Kitty in a Casket return to Jack Wallen’s I Zombie world in the hell raising sequel to The Last Casket. Join Kitty and her crew of misfit rockers as they once again crash through the apocalypse with their sights set on survival.
Q: Not bad. This story line in your zombie series has some key differences. Explain those to us.
The biggest difference between this book (series) from other works in the genre is that it stars real-life horror punk band, Kitty In A Casket. This is the second book in the series, and was a collaborative effort between myself and the band to release both book and album (both titled Kiss & Hell) to serve as a springboard for one another. I created the original outline for the story, they used that outline as inspiration for the songs, and then I in-turned used the songs to help guide the story.
Q: How does it fit into your series?
This is a part of my I Zombie series. Although the main characters from the I Zombie world do not appear in The Last Casket series, there is one character that does happen to venture into every spinoff I have created within the I Zombie universe. That character is the Zombie Radio DJ. Beyond that one character, the similarities lie in the types of zombies included in the series as well as the back story of how they came to be.
Q: What would the warning label be for this work?
Warning: You’re about to enjoy the apocalypse in ways you never thought possible.
Q: What key fact do you think people should know about the characters in this book?
That Kitty In A Casket is a kick ass band that everyone should know.
Armand, Jack, Brent, Jay, and Peter briefly formed an ill fated punk band …
The Brief Ill Fated Zombie Kings of Venus … Good times
… baaaaad music.
Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in Conway, South Carolina near the Atlantic coast of the southern United States. He has a Masters Degree in education and he taught public school for sixteen years before becoming a full time writer. He is the author of many short stories including work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5, Zombies More Recent Dead, Shadows Over Mainstreet, and Truth or Dare. He is the author of the Dead Song Legend Dodecology and the music of the five song soundtrack recorded as if by the characters within the world of the novel The Sound May Suffer. He also wrote the novels Loose Ends and Time Eaters. He is one of the four authors behind the Hellmouth trilogy. He cowrote The Enemy Held Near with Armand Rosamilia. Jay Wilburn is a regular columnist with Dark Moon Digest. Follow his many dark thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope as @AmongTheZombies, his Facebook author page, and at JayWilburn.com