Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On the Beat with Todd Card-Part 1

I love reading debut novels and seeing how the author's career develops.  When I made plans to cover the Days of the Dead convention, I saw that Todd Card would be there and I was excited about meeting him and buying his book, Hell Cometh.  I contacted Todd and he agreed to do an interview with me at the convention.
Todd's own story, including his path to becoming an author, is an interesting one.  Despite having done a lot of writing, his transition to being a published author was somewhat unplanned.  Todd talks about that, Hell Cometh and a lot more in our interview.
Hell Cometh is an amazing debut novel.  The best description I read was made by R. Richardson of 8Publishing, "Hell Cometh is an unforgettable rollercoaster ride of gruesome zombie gore and soul-chilling horror."
I had never read any zombie novels and had no idea what to expect, but I checked out the excerpt on the Hell Cometh site and was immediately hooked.  Sometimes excerpts are misleading (like movie previews).  In this case, the excerpt is really a perfect example of what the rest of Hell Cometh contains.
There is action, gore, suspense, blood, horror and shocking developments.  It is unlike anything I have ever read.  Todd freely states that he holds nothing back and this is not a pleasant read.  It is however a fascinating and completely enjoyable read!
Below is Part One of my interview with Todd.  Part 2 will appear tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy listening to Todd and learning about him as much as I did.  I also hope you check out Hell Cometh, because I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.
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2 comments:

Artie said...

Solid interview. Looks like I will have to check out his book.

Novi Nick said...

I met Todd there and bought the book. He didn't hold anything back! It was freaking awesome!