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Here is my interview with Aurelio Rico Lopez III


A great interview with a cool guy about an awesome novella.

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Name: Aurelio Rico Lopez III

Age: 37 years

Where are you from?
Iloilo City, Philippines

How about a little about yourself (ie your education, family life, etc.)?
I’m a Filipino, born and raised. I grew up in the country-side, surrounded by pineapples. I swear it’s true. And if you say something like “Wow.” or “That’s so cool!”, you obviously haven’t been around pineapples for as long as I have.

Tell us your latest news.
I have a novella entitled Night of the Kaiju. It was co-written with my good friend Eric S. Brown and was recently released by Severed Press.
I also have two more novellas due for publication this year. One is a zombie novella called Valhalla Falling, and the other one is a giant centipede novella (another project with Eric S. Brown). The year isn’t over though, so maybe I’ll be able to squeeze in a…

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New from Severed Press – Diaries of the Damned


To those of you that have followed this blog for a while will already know all about my international best-selling zombie horror novel ‘Diaries of the Damned‘.

The novel has seen a few forms, but much like myself, it has found itself in the hands of a fantastic publisher, Severed Press.

Back with a new cover and a whole new audience who may not be ready to fear the walking dead, but certainly crave a good bit of zombie horror.

Fancy giving it a look, click on the image, or on the link above (or here), and give it a gander.

An Author Resurrected


I have been gone for a while. My life went through several levels of crazy for for the best part of four months I couldn’t think of anything to say or do.

I was blogged out, I guess. Work was going crazy, I had to adjust to me new postion and writing was something that made me weep just thinking about it.

Then, out of the blue, everything changed.

I was talking to a friend of mine how I had systematically ruined everything good I had built for my writing, when suddenly out of the blue, my chance at redemption came along.

I was asked by a writer I have long admired and respected, to co-write a story for him. The contracts were signed and suddenly I was writing a story for Severved Press.

I had such a blast writing the story, that I found my love for words again. I had forgotten all about writing for fun, writing for me. The story, Land of Death was published early last month and since then I have writing non-stop.

Severed have picked up my zombie novel Dairies of the Damned, and I have another dino orror novel coming out in the near future, called Hard Time.

I am writing a new zombie novel, and have three contracts for more stories with Severed Press.

It took me a lot to get where I am now, and one thing is for certain. I am not going to screw it up this time. I am an author resurrected, and I am hungrier than ever.

I am not going to worry too much about this blog. I will post when it suits me, when I have something to say. I know I’ve said this before, but now I am approaching everything with a much clearer head, and I understand what is needed, what is important.