Interview with Chris Welsh

What are your five favorite books?
In no particular order...

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Red Dwarf, by Rob Grant/Doug Naynor
Men At Arms, by Terry Pratchett,
All My Friends Are Superheroes, by Andrew Kaufman
The Martian, by Andy Weir

(With an honourable mention to John Dies At The End, by David Wong)
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly fiction from a very wide variety of genres (though I favour horror/scifi/humour) but also nonfiction and autobiographies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my Kindle for books and a Galaxy Note for comics, but I'll always favour paper over a device.
Describe your desk
Wide, plain, just a laptop, lamp and HDD on it permanently.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Liverpool, England. I'm sure this influenced me in some way, but perhaps I'm not old enough to notice yet. My biggest influence definitely came from books, the HHGG series and Discworld in particular. I have a strong affinity for British writers, but try not to limit myself.
When did you first start writing?
I first realised I might be okay at it when I was 18. I started writing a zombie novel first, because that's what everyone does, and enjoyed the hell out of it.

Recreationally, I've been writing for a very long time.
What are you working on next?
I'm always working on the comic,, which we're taking to a few conventions over the next few months. There is always the next novel, screenplay, script too - I like to have a lot of things going on at once.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Thinking something up, mulling it over, then putting it on the page. No matter what it is. Transferring something from my brain to a story is something I'll never tire of.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I watch films, research, read and other normal things.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. No idea. It was probably about me, though. I used to think I was pretty great.
What is your writing process?
Plan, outline, plan more, make notes, incorporate notes into the plan, mull it all over, start writing. When finished, leave it for a while then edit, edit again, edit more, then let people I trust read it.
Published 2014-06-24.
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Books by This Author

The End Of Superhero Man
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Superhero Man's powers are gone. Stolen as he slept (if you count 'passed out drunk' as sleeping). He doesn't know who took them, or why, or what he's going to do about it. But he needs them back otherwise The Girl is going to die. A mysterious crime novel wrapped in spandex and a flowing cape, full of dark humour, death and secrets. Oh, and clones. Lots and lots of clones.
Holideath Resort (Book Two of the 'Zombino' series)
Series: Zombino, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,450. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » General
Wes, Nelson, Susan and Stuart are still trying to escape their forsaken, monster-infested office block. It isn't easy. They've been separated into two groups and left for dead in the middle of nowhere, controlled by a man who doesn't care whether they live or long as he can collect his data. Holideath Resort is Book Two of the Zombino series, and is classed as a novella at 34,000 words.
Dead End Job (Book One of the 'Zombino' series)
Series: Zombino, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,790. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
A zombie outbreak in an office block strands three plucky employees on the tenth floor. To escape, they must fight their way down through hundreds of flesh-craving ex-colleagues. DEAD END JOB is a darkly comic horror story full of monsters, gore and misadventure.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
In just under 24 hours, Jason gets handed divorce papers, loses his job, loses his home, eats some dry cereal and finds out about an Uncle who recently died and left him a house in his final will and testament. A very interesting house, located in a town called Chimpley, so far past the middle of nowhere that it almost loops back into civilisation.
Horror Anthology - A collection of short, scary stories
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Eight spooky, scary stories from British writer Chris Welsh, collected in one place. Includes: LEAVE A NOTE DIRECTOR'S CUT CRIER EVIL EYE A STRANGER'S STORIES THE BEAST OF LEVEL 13 SEPARATION PATSY (52,600 words in total)