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21 Questions: Julianne Snow [Author]

Julianne Snow [Author]

   It was while watching Romero's Night of the Living Dead at the tender age of 6 that solidified Julianne’s respect of the Undead. Since that day, she has been preparing herself for the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse. While classically trained in all of the ways to defend herself, she took up writing in order to process the desire she now covets; to bestow a second and final death upon the Undead.
   As the only girl growing up in a family with four children in the Canadian countryside, Julianne needed some form of escape. Her choice was the imaginations of others which only fostered the vibrancy of her own. The horror and forensic/crime thriller genres top her list of favorites, but she can never turn down a good science fiction, fantasy or mystery read.
   Julianne appears in the anthology Women of the Living Dead with a story entitled The Living Dead at Penderghast Manor. Look for her short stories in future anthologies. Days with the Undead: Book One is her first full-length book, the basis of which can be found in her popular web serial of the same name.

Days with the Undead: Book One:
It’s a journal of survival.
Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist.
Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.

  -Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
My writing career is only just starting. I have published one book, Days with the Undead: Book One and have been writing for different anthologies. I currently appear in Women of the Living Dead with a story titled The Living Dead of Penderghast Manor and will soon have two more stories in upcoming anthologies both released by Sirens Call Publications.
-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
That’s an interesting question, to be honest. I have always had a passion for writing but I admit that I lost it somewhere along the way. Lost it might not even be the correct term either. I took the advice of a mentor and focused more on science over literature. I was still a voracious reader; I just didn’t have the time to write anything original. I’m very much glad to be in a position to fulfill that need within my soul again.
-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
I credit my success to myself to be honest. Since I had to find my way back to what it was that gave me joy, I take full credit. Part of that credit may have to go to a life threatening illness that I survived but in the end, I found the tenacity for writing that I once held.
-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I’d love to work with H.P. Lovecraft. His stories come to live in my mind and play out long after the words have finished.
-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
I would like to be remembered for being a nice person 100 years from now. Not that I’m a horrible person now or anything, I just think that would be a great way to be remembered. On a literary note, I’d like to be remembered for making a meaningful contribution to the literary landscape. Just keep in mind that meaningful doesn’t have to mean huge sales - though that would be nice!
-Who inspires you?
That is a hard question… Inspiration can come from so many different outlets. In the end, I’d have to say that the people around me that impress a small portion of their personalities on me in the shortest of moments likely inspire me the most. A simple idiosyncrasy can make for a great character!
-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
One year ago today, I was sitting down to my computer after having regained a good portion of my sight and writing. At that point in time, I didn’t have a finished manuscript or even a fully fleshed out plot. Today I have a book in print, I have stories in 3 anthologies (one released and two coming out very soon) and a few stories in eZines. I’ve embarked on a virtual book tour and am enjoying every minute of it. Life is better than I ever could have dreamt.
-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
The last song that I listened to was All I Want Is You by U2 and the last song I purchased was Goyte’s Somebody That I Used To Know.
-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Actually today I finally caught Final Destination 5 and I thought it was excellent! If I had to recommend a movie to someone that was looking for a stellar watch, it would be Identity; it’s one of my favorites and I tend to watch it at least a few times a year.
-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
Seeing my book available for purchase. Hands down.

-Favorite Horror Film?
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-Favorite Book?
I have to pick just one?! The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
-Favorite Song?
Again, I have to pick just one Have You Ever Seen The Rain? By Creedence Clearwater Revival
-Favorite Film Character?
Ellen Ripley
-Favorite Film Composer?
Oh, that’s a toss-up between Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings) and Henry Mancini (Wait Until Dark)
-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My cats – I love them! Oh, and my treadmill (weird, yes I know).
-Favorite First Pet?
My rough collie named Fancy. Gosh, I miss her!
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Peppermint tea
-Favorite Phrase?
It took the death of hope to let you go (Snuff – Slipknot). Not that I’ve actually said it but it’s beautiful.
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
I like to hide in the recesses of my mind. It’s not a physical place where you can find me but I spend a lot of my time there.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. It’s too hard to keep up the act of being someone else all of the time.


Unknown said...

That's the kind of cover I run away screaming from!

Julianne Snow said...

Thanks Rachel! Covers need to be as compelling as the books these days :)