Ok, seven zombie authors walk into a bar. Once they’ve sat down, they discuss the idea of a blog tour. Thinking the six of them have a good thing going, they eat the seventh one.
Today I’m handing the wheel off to one of those six guys, because I really don’t want to be feasted upon. I’ll be back later in the week with updates and some other news.
They’ve been shredding through the blogs and Todd Brown, Armand Rosamilia, Mark Tufo, John O’Brien, Ian Woodhead, and Dave Jeffery’s summer of blood stops here. If you like your zombies mean, hungry, and scary this is the tour for you. So buckle up, grab onto the kiddos, and hold down your lunch because your tour guide Mark Tufo is about to drive you into the dark reaches of madness and zombies.
I will see you when you return…if you return.
Summer of Zombie
Zombie Fallout – Readers and their author (me! – Mark Tufo)
Hi thank you for letting me have the opportunity to write a few words on your blog.
I’ve been asked this before from at least a dozen authors, what is your connection to your readers and more importantly how do you do it? I hope I don’t sound pretentious that’s not what I’m trying to convey. I think a lot of authors (not all) have an ‘I am superior to all others attitude’ and I think that comes across when they have communication with their readers, if they bother to write back at all. I’ve said it from day one and it’s just as true now as it was back then, I am a blue-collar, former military man, raised in a blue-collar, military family, I type two-fingered and I have a few stories to tell that some folks find interesting.
I am humbled and honored EVERY time a reader contacts me to let me know that they got my book(s) and are in the process of reading it or have read it. I try to respond to every one of them in turn, I’ve always felt that if someone took the time out of their busy day to contact me then it is common courtesy that I do the same. This isn’t some super marketing ploy on my part although I do see the benefit of connecting with my readers. I can’t even count how many readers have thanked me for just responding to their queries, are you kidding me? I should be sending all of them Thank You cards for buying my books.
I love the interaction I have with my readers, I’ve received tons of suggestions on where folks think the books should head and at least a few (in jest) threats to my life should any of a couple of characters be injured or die at any point in the series. BT and Henry the wonder Bullie would be at the head of that list. I consider my readers to be extended family members of the Talbot clan, they root for some characters, they cry at the demise of some and hope beyond hope that a few others meet their untimely deaths. That they have a powerful enough connection to these characters to reach out to me, means that I am doing something right. I have created a world where folks can let all else in their life take a momentary backseat as they immerse themselves in this realm and I personally cannot think of a higher honor. Time is a precious commodity and that they are spending it with me and my stories is something I do not take lightly.
I am an un-established indie writer who most folks know little to nothing about, folks could spend their hard-earned money on a million other books but that they get mine is humbling. I appreciate the time you have given me to say a few words on your blog.
Amazon Author Page
Zombie Fallout 2
Zombie Fallout The End…
Zombie Fallout 3.5
Zombie Fallout 4 — The End has Come and Gone
Zombie Fallout 5
Indian Hill 2
Indian Hill Conquest
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All six of us – Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O’Brien and Dave Jeffery – hope you’ll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.
And… one lucky commenter for each blog will receive a Free eBook or Print book from one of the authors! Simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and we’ll pick a random winner each day! Simple as that!