Professor B.T. Mienoré has been the writing partner, encourager, and cohort of C. Che Bhalin for many moons. The Prof is the yin to C. Che’s yang. While C. Che creates, the Professor provides structure, editing, and more detailed explanations while making sure the bowl is full and ready ;). The Prof deals with all of Zombie Killing Stoners’ PR, social media, and blogging.
What inspires you to write?
C. Che and I love zombie fiction, but we wanted something lighter, funnier, more urban, and more inclusive, that still told a great and gory zombie tale. He does more of the first draft creative writing, and I do more of the adding in and editing. We are inspired by Manhattan and its motley community, by the skyscraper we live in, by The Walking Dead, Romero, authors like JJ Zep, and by our stoner community.
Tell us about your writing process.
We are total seat of the pants writers! While we do have a small notebook of character sketches, we find that the characters develop as we write them in, so the sketches came after the fact.
I am considering some outlining and verbal recognition software to help push through writer’s block. We mean ZKS to be a long serial, so sometimes it takes some thought to decide where to go next.
We grew up writing pen on paper or typewriter, so we still keep paper notebooks of how we see stories and characters developing in the future episodes.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was for self-publishing from the beginning. Amazon KDP and CreateSpace make it so easy, and the print books look great!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more people will self-publish. Hopefully publishing houses will start to look at what’s in the market already and make better offers for their authors.
What do you use?
Co-writer, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
fiction, horror, action adventure, humor
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print