Interview with Margaret L. Fisher

When did you first start writing?
I began writing long ago as a means to escape reality. What writer doesn't? I first became acquainted with zombies in the Resident Evil films, then video games, where my obsession and fascination deepened.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Karen, the protagonist in Exhibit 692: Love in the Time of Zombies, began as a projection of what I believed I would do in a zombie apocalypse-type setting, though she quickly grew into a character I aspired to be, despite the psychological difficulties she faces. I doubt I would survive in a true apocalypse, but Karen manages to (at a price).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like being my own boss and controlling my own destiny....at least that's what I tell myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Relief from putting what's in my head on paper, so it doesn't take up as much space anymore.
What are you working on next?
More zombie stories and some other stuff that I don't publish under this name.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually the desire to turn of my alarm clock. That and not wanting to use up my time off.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Work, chasing my kid, video games, and moaning about not having enough time to write.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I admit it, I judge books by their covers. But I also like to dive deeper and usually go off a synopsis, and any reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It probably involved a cat.
What is your writing process?
I write whatever I feel like, not in order. I don't like to waste time forcing myself to write "what happens next"; instead I just write whichever piece of the story is the freshest, most real in my mind, then piece it together later.
Published 2014-10-05.
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Books by This Author

Exhibit 692: Love in the Time of Zombies
Series: The Outbreak Archives. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A solitary woman documents her existence during The Outbreak, where zombies roam the Midwest and may, in fact, be the least of her worries. Can Karen overcome her loneliness and deep mistrust of her fellow human beings? If not, she may succumb to the biggest danger she faces: herself. This journal was recovered by The Outbreak Institute and Archives, and serves as a window to that perilous time.