Books, Beer and Blogshit: Michael Robertson

Posted: November 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Winter of Zombie 2015: Michael Robertson

You’re reading Books, Beer and BLOGshit! It’s the only blog on the internet that makes outrageous and exaggerated claims about itself. I am you’re extremely talented, awesome and super sexy blog host, Mr. Frank!

We have another person who is talented, awesome and super sexy on The BLOGshit today, Michael Robertson. Michael Robertson first appeared on the hit television series, Taxi, as the special attache to The United Kingdom. Latka gives him a ride and says funny things in a high pitched voice. It was classic 80’s television at its best. Thank you very much.

He’s done tons of other things since his television debut. I have no idea what, but odds are he must have done something and a lot of it. Am I right? Who cares, on with the interview!


The Blogshit: Let’s cut to the chase, what are you promoting for the Winter of Zombie?
Michael Robertson:  I’m promoting my series called The Alpha Plague. It’s a fast-paced zombie series inspired by 28 Days Later. Here’s my Amazon author page – Click Here

The Blogshit: It’s rarely ever talked about, but how do you envision the outcome of the zombie world you have created? Is there hope? Will humanity succumb to the new world order? What is the outcome of all this horrible zombie business?
Michael Robertson:  I have that planned for book four, so I don’t want to go into too much detail with my story. To speak about the zombie apocalypse in more general terms, I think there can be hope. I like The Walking Dead, and how 28 Days Later resolves itself. But I also like the hopelessness of Dawn of the Dead. I can’t help but think with the bolt holes some people have – Especially those in power, that some will survive. And what about cruise ships and other vessels at sea?

The Blogshit: As a writer of zombie fiction, do you feel you can sustain your career writing about zombies only or do you feel you will need to write outside the sub-genre to continue? What avenues will you branch out to if you do feel a need to expand?
Michael Robertson:  I do write outside of the genre. I think you can sustain a career from writing zombie fiction, but it is a niche, and there are bigger markets out there. I also write Sci-fi and horror.

The Blogshit: What is more important to the story: A sympathetic human survivor or a zombie with an interesting storyline?
Michael Robertson:  The human. I’m sure there are books out there with interesting zombies, but on the whole, they’re a faceless wave of destruction.

The Blogshit: For you, who are the most important writers in zombie fiction at this moment?
Michael Robertson:  I’d say Robert Kirkman above all else. The Walking Dead has taken over from the great Romero films to make the genre more mainstream. And Alex Garland for the 28 Days Later screenplay.

The Blogshit: Is there room for sex in the zombie apocalypse?
Michael Robertson:  I think when you put a group of humans together anywhere then there’s room for sex. It’s what we do, right?

The Blogshit:  How much consideration do you give to the seasons in your zombie stories?
Michael Robertson:  The seasons play an important role in a lot of my stories. I think they always matter, especially when you want to immerse a reader in the world. If it’s freezing, that becomes more of a challenge for the main characters because they have to survive against that too.

The Blogshit: Our final question always revolves around zombie themed food. This Winter of Zombie, Books, Beer and BLOGshit wants you to consider setting up a food truck to cater to a zombie clientele. What would you name your Zombie Food Truck?

Michael Robertson:  Squeals on Wheels – I’d serve them pig to try to convince them that bacon tasted better than human.

Michael Robertson’s Web Site:  www.michaelrobertson.co.uk
Michael Roberson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelRobertsonAuthor/

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