I'm pleased to have on my blog today, fellow horror author Mike Evans!
Mike currently has several books, and various series out, and looks to
be chasing this year down with several more to add to his ever growing
catalogue of work.
He's a great guy, and a great writer and I can definitely recommend him to
you without any doubt that you'll enjoy his work
So, I'll hand you over to the Man himself, and you can get to know
him a little bit more.
Be sure to follow him on his social media sites as he always has a
competition or two running :))
Mike Evans lives in Iowa with his wife and children. He writes for character depth because he wishes for you to love the character, regardless if they are the villain or the hero.
He likes to write from a unique perspective, doing things with books that no one has done before. He keeps his characters realistic, there are no superhero like events that will happen.
There are no perfect characters in his books, everyone has their flaws much like that of life.
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What do you do when you’re not writing about the end of days or things that go bump in the night?
Wait, hold the effing phone, are you saying….that there is life outside of writing? I thought my wife was kidding me, man do I owe her a serious apology I've recently been getting back into guitar. My kids are nearing the age where they will be able to learn and I have a teenage niece that wants to be a rock god \m/ so I’ve been getting my chops back down. Other than that, I like to hang out with my family watching movies and mostly just being around them. I do Tae Kwon Do with the kids, and enjoy archery very much and shooting rifles and pistols every so often.
Tell me about your latest book, something unusual if possible.
I am a rule breaker, so I am going to mix up the vampire and werewolf rules and creation etc. Book 1 of Deal with the Devil is set up where one man’s faith in God is horribly let down, so he turns to pray to the Devil who is happy to listen and make a deal. He becomes the first vampire. God who doesn’t realize until its to late what he has missed out on sends Gabriel down to create a champion of his own the Werewolf and from there it’s a bloody, action packed rivalry.
Deal With The Devil Blurb & Cover
What are you working on next and when can we expect it?
I have a few things going on I just released the 3rd book in my Gabriel Series Body Count. Typically Gabriel is the one doing the hunting, but after a unfortunate turn of events to put it lightly he is on the move, and it is bad to be in the man’s way!
I am writing a book right now that is just horror probably psychological horror. I’m hoping it will leave people terrified and unable to sleep. I’m testing it out on my good friend Christy, so fingers crossed that she’ll need therapy, just kidding.
My newest is called The Uninvited – it is kind of a campy style horror book with a killer in the woods, that just kills to be kills, but as the book unfolds so will the questions until the OH MY GOD moments that hit you in a movie, book, etc happen and people lose their minds ( release date mayb March or April? I’m releasing Orphans 4 before this one. Going to be putting out some major numbers of releases this year.
What makes you want to write about dystopia/the apocalypse and/or horror?
Originally when starting out I always wrote about something that would scare me as a parent, and it has kind of mutated from there. My first book Buried (not The Orphans everyone thinks it’s the orphans) was written after my first child was born. The idea of what I would do if he was kidnapped, taken, ransomed etc was my thought behind it, and the answer was nothing short of I’d burn the city to the ground to get him back.
I like thinking of how difficult survival without modern society being in place would be and it is fun to use teenagers having to struggle day to day like The Orphans
Are you a prepper with an apocalypse plan in place, or are you just going to wing it?
I’m screwed, my wife doesn’t like guns, and my son luckily is learning how to shoot and do archery as well. I have a basic plan that my neighbour is going to fly my family and his with the first airplane we can steal. Then we are off to an island and will wing it from there hoping I have enough bullets and arrows to make a go of it.
What’s your apocalypse/horror song?
Master of Puppets I’d say, it’s just a great freaking song and I think it’d keep me awake and moving through the streets. It’d be sweet to have theme music as you walk through the streets blowing zombies heads off. Unless you can’t hear your wingman/woman yelling out useful things like, “Hey mike a zombie is behind you and is going to take a bite out of your brain!”
When writing do you outline or fly by the seat of your pants!?
Pants you say? Yes I am a outliner, and a unfaithful one at that. My general idea that I start with usually gets tweaked and tweaked until I finish the book and wonderful if the original book still needs to be wrote.
What was the last book you read, and what is the next one lined up?
The last book I listened to (sadly I’m a writer with no time to read) was Stephen King The Revival it was pretty good, it wasn’t his best but I’d recommend it still.
Next up for me is probably going to be John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer
If you could collaborate with any other indie author, who would it be?
That is really a tough one, I think and not in this particular order because the other two guys would pout and make me feel bad. But Owen Ballie would be a hell of a good time, his series is about the only zombie book that’s reminded me of The Orphans Series. My friend Greg Ferrell just because we get along pretty well, and Shaun Phelps because I’m pretty sure I’d drive him nuts with my insane schedule (yes the Shaun Phelps that founded zombie book of the month club)
Happy reading my little book whores!
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