Sunday, November 5, 2017

An Interview with Alexander Pain - Author of Zombie Complex.

I recently had a chance to catch up with my friend Alexander Pain.  Alex managed to finish his great American Zombie novel.  He recently published Zombie Complex:  The Battle for Chattahoochee Run.




Why did you write the Zombie Complex?

I've lived in gated communities for years and I've always wondered if they could be defended against Zombies.

If Zombies came to your community would you bug in or bug out?

My city can barely handle heavy traffic on Halloween.  A zombie apocalypse qould be the last traffic jam most of mt neighbor's would ever sit in.  I'd hole up for as long as the baked beans in the cupboard last.


Does your community have everything you need to survive?


No.  Unless you live off grid in the mountains with your favorite goat, you have to to out and get a few things.  In Zombie Complex, a lot of the action happens outside the gates.

What's your latest anti-zombie weapon?

I'm no Negan, but I did find the coolest black baseball bat the other day.

Did you draw inspiration from The Walking Dead? 

I love that series.  But, the TWD characters ran from Atlanta. The folks in Zombie Complex chose to stay and fight.  Zombie Complex stands alone and is not part of the TWD universe.

What was the most fun for you in writing Zombie Complex?

Writing combat scenes was kick ass.  I got to combine my love of martial arts and weapons.  I really hope readers will enjoy them.

The Zombie Complex features many characters from India.  What motivated you to have characters from such a far away place?

I've been working closely with Indian workers for many years and living near them as well.  I've felt the frictions between American and Indian cultures and felt the consequences of the shift towards a global workforce.  I've also seen the wonder and excitement of young Indians discovering our country and its freedoms.  It seemed like an area that was ripe for exploration.

Why should readers take a chance on reading Zombie Complex?


There is no risk involved.  About 16 chapters are available for preview.  Right now, the book is free with Kindle Unlimited.  And, in a world full of $12 paperbacks, the Kindle version is a steal.  I hope people download Zombie Complex and tell their friends!

Is there more to come after Zombie Complex?


I sure hope so. I plan to get a paperback version out.  I'm also working on short stories and hopefully another novel.  There's lots to explore!

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