Kristopher Lioudis #ReanimatedWriters Interview

Kristopher’s Amazon Author Page

 What are your published works, and what are you working on?

My wife and I published our first novel, Aftershock: A Collection of Survivors’ Tales together and I threw a couple of short stories up on Smashwords to mixed reviews.  I’ve been kicking around a solo project, Don’t Be a Hero, which answers the burning question, “What if Mad Max was a total dick?”.  I’m also grinding away on Aftershock II.  I write a short story here and there, but not much worth forcing anybody else to read.

 If someone was just hearing about you for the first time what 1 thing would you want them to know?

That hooker was dead when I found her…  That, and I’m a big fan of the ellipsis.

 Did you always want to be a writer?

Not really.  I always enjoyed writing.  It’s a much easier mode of communication for me than speech.  It gives me the opportunity to be deliberate in my word choice.

 What has been the biggest adventure of your life?

That one time Bud Abbott and I delivered that crate to the spooky mansion…  In all seriousness, my life is pretty mundane, but awesome.  My wife drags the kids and I out of the house all the time, but we usually do something fun and just adventurous enough to keep Child Services from asking  lot of questions.

 If zombie apocalypse were to happen tomorrow would you be prepared?

Nope.  And neither would anybody else.  I don’t care how many guns, pounds of food or gallons of water you have stashed in your basement.  Not to say that people wouldn’t adapt and survive, we’re nothing if not a resilient little virus, but to use the term “prepared”?  The concept of a zombie apocalypse is fundamentally different from an economic collapse or long-term civil unrest in that it is now and will be (up until the moment it happens) a fictional one.  Peoples’ mind tend to not do so well when empirical proof of a known impossibility is shoved in their face.

 What 3 things do you feel everyone should have to be ready for a survival situation?

Everybody should have a 72-hour kit at the very least, but the most important “thing” to have is skill.  You can have the tricked-out Bear Grylls Outdoor Master Survival kit with the 80-in-1 multitool, a machete that cuts through steel plate and a fancy new AR, but if you lack basic survival skills, then your gear don’t mean shit.  That being said, knowing how to properly build and use a fire plow is great, there is a very primal satisfaction that comes with building a fire from nothing, but carry a Bic lighter for God’s sake, it’s 2017.

  Who would you want with you if civilized society fell apart?

Unless I knew they were somewhere 100% safe, my wife and kids.  Ralph Bougher, definitely.  You don’t know him, but trust me, he’s the type of guy you want around if things go south.  Also, Phil Messina, you don’t know him either, but he’s a good shit.

 What 2 books would be in your bug out bag, knowing you would have to read them over and over?

The Dark Tower and my Bible.  They’re in there now.  Speaking of which can I add Roland Deschain to my answer for #7?

 If we were thrown into the dark ages what would you miss most?

Toilet paper.  And a good hot water heater.

 What is the most surprising fact about you?

     At the age of 38, I still struggle with Theory of Mind in all but the most logical of contexts.

Links:

Kristopher’s Smashwords Profile and links to short stories

Kristopher’s Aftershock Zombie Series Page

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Valerie Lioudis is the co-author of Aftershock: A Collection of Survivors Tales available on Amazon.

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