This week on the show, we have post-apocalyptic/dystopian author Zach Bohannon! I’ve been watching Zach’s EMPTY BODIES climb charts and gather quick, excellent reviews, something we’d all like to do well.
We will no doubt cover his amazing cover artist during the hour, and I want to talk to him about how he’s doing so well right out of the gate. But for now, a few words from our guest 🙂
Something about the dark side of life has always appealed to me. Whether I experience it through reading and watching horror, or listening to my favorite heavy metal bands, I have been forever fascinated with the shadow of human emotion.
While in my 20’s, I discovered my passion to create through playing drums in two heavy metal bands: Kerygma and Twelve Winters. While playing in Twelve Winters (a power metal band with a thrash edge fronted by my now wife Kathryn), I was able to indulge myself in my love of writing by penning the lyrics for all our music. My love of telling a story started here as many of the songs became connected to the same concept and characters in one way or another.
Now in my 30’s, my creative passion is being passed to willing readers through the art of stories. While I have a particular fascination for real life scenarios, I also love dark fantasy. So, you’ll find a little bit of everything in my stories from zombies to serial killers, angels and demons to mindless psychopaths, and even ghosts and parallel dimensions.
My influence as a writer come primarily from the works of Clive Barker, Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, and Blake Crouch in the written form, the beautifully dark, rich lyrics of Mikael Akerfeldt from the band Opeth, and an array of movies, going back to the root of my fascination at a young age with 70’s and 80’s slasher films such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my wife Kathryn, daughter Haley, and our German Shepherd Guinness. When I’m not writing, I enjoy playing hockey, watching hockey and football, cycling, watching some of my favorite television shows and movies, and of course, reading.
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