The stakes, in other words, are kind of high.
Pay Me In Flesh–Interview with Nationally Best-Selling Author James Scott Bell
Me: Wow. Great answer. For example, what is the explanation for the zombies retaining their mental faculties? I mean, zombies were not flesh eaters until George Romero. Before that they were simply mindless and controlled. I combined all of that, but with the proviso that a zombie with a strong enough will can resist being controlled. Mallory is strong-willed, for sure. She is fierce and intelligent and witty. A greater scheme of things she is only slightly aware of…. Me: Oh, yes, well you did have a sock in your mouth. Sorry I picked the fuzzy pair. You can have something to drink…after the interview.
Jim: Fine. You see, Lucifer has decided to set up war headquarters in Los Angeles.
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Which means: stuff happens. Me: Maybe. Back to my questions. How high or low is the rate of decay?
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Will Ms. Caine begin to lose body parts throughout the series? She has to put special cream all over herself each day, and ingest shark cartilage. Her jaw will sometimes become loose and she has to knock it back in place. When she is knifed or shot, it leaves a mark.
Caine have an affair that results in a zombie baby? It makes her sad and angry at the same time. Is there a chance she can ever get out of this condition? She keeps hoping, but hope is beginning to run thin unless she can find out who is behind her condition. Me: Fantasy readers are notoriously picky and clannish.
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Jim: Something different. This has never been done before: a zombie legal thriller series with a first-person voice and hard boiled attitude. It really lets me combine a bunch of things I love into one narrative. Also, these are not throw away stories in the legal department.
Real questions about law as it would apply to paranormal beings is a great field for exploration. A few questions arise: if they county locks her up, is she entitled to blood as a civil right? And so on. And when we get into a courtroom, I bring my trial experience to the pages.
How would the questioning of a vampire? What expert witnesses would be brought in? How would a judge rule on points of evidence law? Me: As a former attorney, how much of this is a reaction to the way people tend to treat lawyers in general? And I just felt a zombie was entitled to be a sympathetic lead character for change. Me: In a comment on a recent interview, you mentioned J. Abrams, the director. Why was his the name that popped into your mind then as opposed to, say, Jerry Bruckheimer or even Joss Whedon?
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His record speaks for itself. Me: All the best fiction, be it written or film, teaches. What lesson do you want to teach with Mallory Caine as the instructor?
It is being developed all through the series. It will be much more satisfying for readers to get to it themselves. But as for Mallory the character, her dedication to bringing justice to her clients is her passion. Mason was a fighter. So is Mallory Caine. Me: For me to let you go, I need you to answer one key question. Me: Forget the swallows. Me: I recommend tucking your body into a ball.
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The landing is easier. All right, I hope everyone enjoyed my interrogation interview with nationally best-selling author and awesome writing teacher James Scott Bell. Just so you know, no actual authors have been harmed during these abductions interviews. Oh, sure maybe there was a tad bit of psychological trauma, but just think of it this way.
If they write what they know, their writing can only improve after such an experience. I feel good about him returning, since everyone knows that writers are total masochists. Do you guys have any questions for Jim? I can pass them on at my parole hearing.
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Any other authors you would like me to abduct interview? No, I will not abduct Bob Mayer. Too risky. And to prove it and show my love, for the month of November, everyone who leaves a comment I will put your name in a hat. If you comment and link back to my blog on your blog, you get your name in the hat twice. What do you win?
The unvarnished truth from yours truly. I will pick a winner every week for a critique of your first five pages. At the end of October I will pick a winner for the grand prize. A free critique from me on the first 15 pages of your novel.