Linus Locke


Linus Locke is the Author of the zombie survival novel, Decay: Civilization, which is available at Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play. His short story, Rot: Island, is available for free at Smashwords and Google Play.

Linus is an IT professional who enjoys writing in his free time. He is living in Southern California with his wife and their three boys. When he isn't writing, he tries to spend time outside with his kids in the beautiful SoCal weather. He also loves gaming. Primarily, Linus plays World of Warcraft and H1Z1. You can watch his live streams of his favorite games at

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hearing people tell me about their favorite characters. I want to make each character feel as if they are the main character, and that shows when people tell me that they really enjoyed a certain character. I have readers who say that a certain character is so much like them. I also love having readers tell me that they were a little upset that I killed off their favorite character.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on the squeal to Decay: Civilization. It still has a long way to go. There is one main story and a side story that we are following now, and the hardest part is making both equally important. I don't want the side story to feel like a side story. If I can't pull it off then I'll have to scrap it and start over because I don't want anything to feel cheap or padded. Every aspect of the world I've created with Decay: is important to me not only as the writer, but as a reader.
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Where to buy in print


Mireside Hollow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jeremy finds himself in the Mireside Mental Institution. A hospital for criminally insane teenagers. But the teens are the least harmful beings lurking inside.
Rot: Island
Price: Free! Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
The undead roam Alcatraz Island as tourists struggle to survive. Even if they make it off the island, can they survive in the rest of the world?

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