TIH 016: Wayne Simmons on David Moody, Writing What You Know and Juggling Multiple Projects

Wayne Simmons horror author

In this podcast we interview Wayne Simmons, the author of Plastic Jesus and a plethora of zombie novels. Wayne talks about writing, zombies, tattoos and much more.

Topics

[00:49] Wayne Simmons’ start in fiction writing

[04:20] The influence of and friendship with David Moody

[07:30] The filmic quality of Plastic Jesus

[10:30] Screenwriting and film options

[15:40] Drop Dead Gorgeous, the arrival of zombies, and tattoos

[18:05] The importance of writing about what you know

[19:29] Upcoming projects/juggling multiple stories/writing within different subgenres

[41:52] Marketing Plastic Jesus and a regular writing routine

[1:10:40] Lawrence Block

[1:14:10] Favourite books and films of 2013

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Resources and recommendations

Wayne Simmons fiction (UK)

Wayne Simmons fiction (US)

David Moody’s blog

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