Darlings of Decay: Suzi M

I was recently invited to participate in an anthology of female authors who write zombie related material. A lot of great ladies are involved, thirty two in all, and the end product is just amazing. It is free from several places and only .99 cents on Amazon. Again, in case you missed it the first time, here is the skinny on it:

With over 325,000 words and featuring some of Amazon's Best Selling Female Authors of Horror, this is certainly not your typical anthology book!

Sit back as your favorite authors of zombie lit take you on a wild, horrifying ride that will leave you breathless. Come and meet the women who love to entertain you with their own unique versions of the zombie apocalypse.


I have been lucky enough to chat with a few of these lovely ladies. Next up I bring you the talented Suzi M. 

1) What got you interested in writing about zombies?

It was just the one time, I swear. Okay, maybe two or three. There were so many stories about society fighting zombies that I wondered ‘How do the zombies feel about this?’ and I went from there.  

2) Do you think books by women tend to carry distinctly feminine covers, regardless of the subject matter, or do you think the industry treats woman the same as male authors?
I hadn’t really thought about it, to be honest. I go by descriptions of books and buy based on that. Thinking back on it, though, there are some feminine covers for female horror writers in the big publishing vaults.

3) Tell us a bit about your story in darlings of decay.
It hearkens back to question 1. The story was initially included in the Cover Stories Euphictional Anthology a couple of years ago, and the idea just popped into my head. A very what-if scenario with a lot of comedy thrown in. What if one day we woke up as a zombie and had no clue why. Then what? I’m a huge fan of Noir films, and my story idea grew into this role-reversed hard-boiled zombie short.
4) If you HAD to choose, which would you rather do: eat the entire F section of an encyclopedia, or lick a bus station bathroom floor from corner to corner? 
NO contest. The F section of an encyclopedia.

5) What is your greatest fear?
That’s easy. Giant alien spider clowns.


Suzi M writes for fun and occasionally profit. She has many horror novels, collections, and short stories available in both print and electronic format, and she can be found on Twitter @xirconnia or at the Suzi M Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/SuziMOfficial