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An Interview with Dan DeWitt—Part One

What’s your writing background?

Nothing too exciting. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English, which means next to nothing when it comes to writing fiction. Still, I took a bunch of creative writing classes and really enjoyed them. Before that, I dabbled in short stories here and there, but wasn’t ready to try and make a career out of it. I wrote one screenplay in 2001 that advanced to the second round at Austin (and I’m about ¼ of the way into its novelization). I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I got really serious after participating in NaNoWriMo in 2006. Since then, I’ve published a couple of short stories in e-zines and one non-fiction profile in a local magazine. But I’m really just a guy who loves to read fiction and tell a story from time to time. 

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Book Review: Orpheus by Dan DeWitt

Review by Sharon

This was a very intelligent portrayal of zombies as the victims of a virus—its cause and effect. They were treated as an actuality, and realistic tactics were used to overcome the threat. There are no handy laser pistols to solve the problem. There is no supernatural cause, graveyards don’t spill out the undead. Zombies don’t stumble around groaning and moaning. They simply react to smell, sight and sound to feed their voracious hunger. Cameron Holt and his crew of survivors, are ordinary people who are put into extraordinary circumstances, where they behave heroically. There are villains as well, but they act within normal human sociopathic limits. 

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