Today’s guest is A. Giacomi, author of the Zombie Girl Saga, which includes Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl and a sequel, Eve Brenner: Zombie Agent.
Believe it or not, but in these books, the zombie is actually the heroine! After being infected by a zombie-fying virus at an Ancient Egyptian burial site, Eve develops supernatural zombie powers.
A Canadian born writer, educator, and artist, Ms. Giacomi is also a graduate of York University. She devours books like a bad zombie eats brains and is an all around fangirl. Favorites include Tim Burton, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Marvel, and Star Wars.
Thanks for taking my call, A.G.
Q. I’ve checked out a lot of zombie books this month and I have to say, your protagonist is the only zombie I’d actually root for. Obviously, Eve is not the traditional, old-fashioned type of zombie that shuffles slowly, has no thoughts, and just shouts “GRRR!” and “ARGGH!” Have you pretty much turned the zombie genre upside down by creating a heroic zombie?
Q. Surely Eve suffers from those bloodthirsty urges that all zombies suffer from. How does she satisfy them? Should I be worried about her friends?
Q. Is romance possible for a zombie? I’m thinking Eve might have some issues in that department.
Q. What inspired you to get into the writing game?
Q. What’s next for Eve? Is another book in the works?
Q. A.G., thanks for taking the time to take my call. Before I go, do you have any last minute advice that could help my friends and I survive the East Randomtown Zombie Apocalypse?