AudioTim 45: Supernatural Horror and Zombie Author, Mark Tufo


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eBook Giveaway!

Welcome to the latest edition of AudioTim, where I get to ask self-published success story, Mark Tufo about his stories and writing career. I will be giving away his latest novel, Callis Rose. All you have to do to enter is share some love on Twitter or Facebook, including my handle @timothycward, or tagging me Tim Ward, on Facebook, with a link to this post. Deadline to enter is one week from Monday, so before February 18.

Highlights of our discussion:

Intro – I ask Mark to tell us about some of his stories, Callis Rose, The Spirit Clearing, and Zombie Fallout. Check out Mark Tufo’s entire list of books at

15 – Have you gotten sick of zombies yet?

17 – Discussing Brian Ruckley’s blog post, “Why I Stopped Reading The Walking Dead.”

18:30 – Whereas The Walking Dead seems to focus on upping the stakes of its theme of hopelessness, what is your focus in writing horror?

24:20 – How Mark started taking writing seriously.

28 – How does Mark balance writing with the mental exhaustion involved?

29:10 – Daily wordcount goal?

31:30 – What drives you to write? What’s your goal?

zombiefallout33 – How did Zombie Fallout takeoff? (My review of ZF Audiobook)

>> Mentions faster successes like James N. Cook and John O’Brien.

34 – Marketing strategy? Why do you think so many people like your stories?

40 – Beta readers or professional editor first?

41 – How has Mark improved through his drafts?

49 – What’s going on at Mark’s blog:

>> Interviews with zombies from The Walking Dead television show

>> Mark interviews Horror authors: Jonathan Maberry, Joe McKinney, Scott Nicholson, TW Brown, James Cook, and Armand Rosamilia; and Gary from Severed Press.

>> Dec. 21, Mayan Prophecy reaches Mark’s backyard.

>> Ghost story with Mike Talbot on his blog last Halloween.

51:30 – Is there a crossover in Mark’s series since he uses Mike Talbot in many of them? Is there a reading order?

Besides my giveaway for Callis Rose, Mark has his own giveaway for The Spirit Clearing at Goodreads.

Callis Rose Giveaway Details

* Giveaway is over, sorry.

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