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.
[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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