I would like to welcome Samaire Provost, the author of Mad World: Sanctuary, to Ai Love Books for a guest post. Samaire will talk about why she write about zombies!! Please visit Samaire's tour page on CLP Blog Tours for more information.
by Samaire Provost
I think what made me want to write a zombie apocalypse story so much was reading Amanda Hocking's zombie apocalypse series called "THE HOLLOWS." I loved the two books in her series, and after reading them, I got to thinking how I would tell such a story. I knew it would have to have a beginning (a lot of zombie stories don't, they just jump right into the action and don't explain how the world got there), and it would have to be believable. I wanted readers to want to stay up reading late at night because they couldn't put the book down, and at the same time be so spooked they had every light on and were to scared to go downstairs to walk the dog in the pitch black night. I wanted readers to think, "This is believable, it COULD happen." I also wanted to write about a group of people who were ordinary to begin with, but who, because of the crazed things happening, basically rose to the occasion, had bravery and courage thrust upon them, and were up to the task of surviving. Not everyone survives. Some very brave people die. It's realistic. And in the end, you don't know what is going to happen, because anything could happen. I set out to write a story (which now looks to span 4 books) that would put a cold, creeping sense of fear down your back, but at the same time, would have you excited at the adventure, and crying at the tragedies. A story worth its weight in gold.