Monday, October 01, 2012

Blog Ring of Power--Cat Torres

Today I'm interviewing Caterina Torres for the Blog Ring of Power. This is Part Four (About Your Current Work); you can find the first three parts on Terri's, Theresa's, and Emily's blogs. Dean will host the concluding part tomorrow.

Tell us about your new book and when it is out? Where can people purchase it? My current book out is Zombie Whisperer and people can purchase it on Amazon, Lulu, iBookstore, Nook, and Createspace (you an find all the links on my website,

 Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject? It's a book about zombies, but the main character and villain can both telepathically control them using their minds. In a sense, they have the ability to command an army of the undead.

What was the hardest part of writing this book? The ending. I wanted it to end in a way that felt final, yet I could continue it through a series. I think I nailed it.  

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? My favorite part to write was the interaction between the president and the leader of the terrorists because I love writing as the villain. A close second was the part where Jane has to fight off a hoard of zombies in a small room.

Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it? I learned how much I love writing about bad guys. They get to do whatever they want, without consequence.  

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book? I might've lengthened or added scenes of the relationship between Jane and Josh and Jane and Gerald.

 Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Yes - the economy might suck, but don't unleash a terrible virus on the nation because of it.  

Tell us about your book’s cover – where did the design come from and what was the design process like? The photo is from my cousin, Caterina Grandy of Cat's Eye View Photography, and a friend did the graphics of the photo.

ZOMBIE WHISPERER: She can speak to the dead. Only problem is, they’re still walking around.

After enduring a week-long flu, Jane Smith wakes to find out a terrorist organization has spread a deadly virus over the nation, changing anyone who’s infected into the walking dead. With no choice but to flee her home, Jane teams up with her boyfriend, Josh Williams, as they venture to find something better than the desolate land that was once called the home of the brave and the land of the free.

Driving across the country, Jane encounters some of the newly turned and finds she can hear their thoughts inside her head. Before she can understand her link to the undead, Jane and Josh are captured by the terrorists responsible for the virus because of one special reason: they know she can communicate with the infected and they want her to be a part of their fight to take down the rest of the world.

Afraid for their lives, Jane must decide if she should join the terrorists or use her new found powers to stop them.

Bio: I am in my mid-twenties and I graduated with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Humanities. The name I go by is Cat and I love to write about the apocalypse, but not in the biblical sense of the word. Any sort of dystopian, end of the world stories seriously interest me. I guess it has a lot to do with being part of the rat race of life, trying to climb the great ladder of success.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for having me on your blog!! =)

-Caterina Torres

Sandra Almazan said...

You're welcome, Caterina!

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