HHAC Day 20 Mike Evans

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.

1.) When did you first get serious about writing?

A.) When I started writing the first Orphans book that’s when things got serious

2.) What is the hardest part for you about writing?

A.) Just finding the time to do it. I try not to write when my kids or wife are awake so I usually write at lunch and at four in the morning with coffee, lots of coffee.

3.) How did you feel upon publication of your first completed project?

A.) It was very cool and at the same time it’s kind of a realization that the first book won’t put you on easy street and you have to learn all the good with the bad. But the zompoc genre has been great seeing how vocal and supportive they are.

4.) What is more important to you, story, or character? Why?

A.) I think character for sure. Anyone can write a zombie story or a assassin story but if you don’t care if they die it doesn’t matter how good the story is.

5.) What is a typical day like in your world?

A.) I typically get up at 4 in the morning and write for two hours before I get my kids up and ready for school. I go off to the dayjob and from there take time at lunch and write freehand but i’m thinking about taking my laptop with me to speed up the never ending process. Unless I am reading over a book from a editor and accepting changes etc I write everyday. I don’t have a desired word count but typically 1200 is normal or more if time allows. I am a few books ahead right now so there isn’t a huge rush to put out 5000 words a day

The Orphan: 

Zombies and Chainsaws Vol I:

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Enter for your chance to win an electronic horror library that contains the following ebooks. Simply tweet to your friends about the Halloween Horror Author Countdown, enter as often as you want. On October 31st one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a library containing the following titles.

Blood Lily by Jenny Allen
The Misadventures of Bob by Jaime Johnesee
A Jar of Fingers by C.L. Hernendez
A Coin for Charon by Dallas Mullican
The Human Condition by Mark Taylor
Spook Lights by Eden Royce
In the Hands of the Unknown A.E. Hellstrom
Winchester Over by Dave Lund
The Complex by J Rudolph
The Dead Song Legend by Jay Wilburn
Zombie and Chainsaws by Mike Evans
Flight of Destiny by Francis H Powell
Through a Mirror Darkly by Kevin Lucia
Awfully Apetizing by Leod D Fritz
Darkly Wood by Max Power
Family Reunion by P. Mark DeBryan
Slice Girls by Carmilla Voiez
Cannibal House I by Shaun Adams
Zombies Inside by Rebecca Besser
Dark Crescent by Dev Jarrett

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