Thursday, November 08, 2012

Interview with Pembroke Sinclair

What inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always enjoyed writing.  Since 3rd grade, I was spinning tales and entertaining others.  It makes me happy to entertain others.

Do you write in different genres?

I do.  I’ve written science fiction, fantasy, horror, Westerns (modern, not historical), children’s books, romance (not with a capital R), YA, and nonfiction.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

Probably horror.  I like putting characters in scary positions and seeing what they will do to survive.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

Originally, it was a short story, and I just liked the ring of “Life After the Undead.”  I’m not exactly sure how the title popped into my head.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

It depends on the story.  Sometimes, the title is there and I structure the story around it.  Other times, the title come later.  I have to say, though, I really dislike finding titles for my stories.  I agonize trying to capture the essence of the narrative in a few short words.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

I think any story an author writes is going to be based on something from real life.  It’s so hard not to take inspiration from our surroundings.  Plus, it’s what we know.  I usually take it that one step further, though, and thrust it into the realm of the unknown and wonder, how would someone react in this situation?

What books/authors have influenced your life?

I am a huge fan of Christopher Pike and Piers Anthony.  I read all of Christopher Pikes books when I was growing up.  He definitely inspired me to attempt to write YA.

What book are you reading now?

I am reading “The Underminer” by Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

The sequel to “Life After the Undead,” “Death to the Undead,” was released in early October, and I have a urban fantasy story scheduled for publication in April 2013.  I have two children’s books that will be coming out sometime in the next year, along with a romantic novella.  I’m taking a short break from writing at the moment to concentrate on edits and marketing, then I will work on the sequel to a middle grade novel that I wrote.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

The cover designer for “Life After the Undead” and “Death to the Undead” was the very talented and extremely cool Jerrod Brown, Horror Artist.  He is an amazing painter and wonderful promoter, and I’m very lucky to have him create my covers.

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Life After the Undead
Pembroke Sinclair

Genre:  YA Horror
Publisher:  eTreasures Publishing

ISBN:  ISBN-10: 1937809013
ISBN-13: 978-1937809010

Number of pages:  356

Cover Artist:  Jerrod Brown

Book Trailer:

Book Description: 

The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors.

The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east.

Capable but naïve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.

About the Author

Pembroke Sinclair has had several short stories published.  Her story, “Sohei,” was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine.  She has novellas and a short story collection available from Musa Publishing and eTreasures Publishing.  Her two novels, Coming from Nowhere (adult, sci fi) and Life After the Undead (YA, horror), are available from eTreasures Publishing, as well as Death to the Undead (YA, sequel to Life After the Undead), which is forthcoming.  Life After the Undead was a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in the YA category and the cover art category.

As Jessica Robinson, from March 2008 to January 2011, she wrote scientific articles for Western Farmer-Stockman.  Her nonfiction book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, is available from Scarecrow Publishing (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).

Jessica/Pembroke received her Master’s in English, and she is a freelance content editor for Musa Publishing, as well as a former content and line editor for eTreasures Publishing.!/pembroke.sinclair


Pembroke Sinclair said...

Thanks for the fun interview!