Meet Suzanne Robb!
Suzanne Robb is the author of Z-Boat, released by Twisted Library Press and Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh my! published by Dark Continents.. She has over 4 dozen stories in current and upcoming anthologies with various publishers. She is also a contributing editor at Hidden Thoughts Press, and in March Wicked East Press will be releasing Read the end First, an apocalyptic anthology she edited with Adrian Chamberlin.In her free time she reads, watches movies, plays with her dog, and enjoys chocolate and LEGO’s.
Hello! What’s your name?
What do you write and why?
I write short stories, novellas, and novels. As for genre, it varies greatly. I write about zombies, were-wolves, apocalypses, ghosts, thrillers, though one common theme is parody throughout.
I also love to write creative non-fiction.
Do you read the same genre that you write? Why or why not?
If I am working on something humorous I will read the opposite, mystery/suspense or non-fiction. I generally do this for two reasons. One is that ideas come to me that otherwise never would have in combination factors. The other is so that I am not inadvertently influenced by a similar genre.
What is the title you are promoting right now?
At the moment I am promoting: Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh My!
What is it about?
It is a novella, but really a collection of three short stories. One story, Welcome to the Future, is about a teenager who feels he has no futures. He crosses the path of a doctor who has plans for him. What happens is some genetic mutation with catastrophic results. The second story, B.I.T.E., is about a dysfunctional family trying to fend off the apocalypse, a lot of tongue in cheek humor with the horror on this one. The last story is called The Moonlight Killer, one of my favorites. It is about a man who gets bit by a wolf, and decides to bite back, once again with interesting results.
What makes this book different from others in your genre?
I think that what makes it different is the heavy humor approach, and the different take on accepted mythology. I like to change things up a bit and surprise people. Sometimes this is good, others not so much.
What is your goal as an author?
Are you working on anything new? Give us a preview of what’s to come!
I am working on a sequel to my first novel Z-Boat ( a suspense thriller that takes place on a submarine with zombies at the end)
After that I am working on a collaborative project with a friend about zombies. Then I would like to write another novel that takes all sorts mythological beings and plays around with reality in a fun way.
Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite book?
My favorite author is Christopher Moore, and favorite book has to be Fool.
Where can readers find you and your work?
What’s your view on the self-publishing/traditional publishing thing? Ideally, which one would you prefer and why?
I think self-publishing is great and many authors who are truly talented get exposure. Though on the flip side of the coin a lot of people publish things that are not edited properly or formatted correctly and this leads readers to be turned off from self-published authors or small presses.
As a result I would much rather have the backing of a publisher behind my work.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“You deserve what you tolerate.”
What is the most important advice you have for aspiring authors?
Read a lot, and edit until you can’t edit anymore. Most importantly, always listen to your editor.
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