Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Interview with Dan C Rinnert
Name: Dan C. Rinnert
Book Title: In Search of the Legendary Phineas Ray
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QIYGT0
1. How long have you been writing for?
About 30 years.
2. What do you think sets your work apart from others in the genre?
My novel is not your typical zombie novel. It's not actually a zombie
novel at all. Zombies are on the periphery of the main plot and just
something the characters have to deal with in the course of their adventure.
3. Do you have any tips for new writers?
Sorry, no. I ate them all. If they want beef tips, they can go down to
the grocery store and get their own. There are tons of recipes online
for beef tips and noodles. The trick is to simmer the meat for a while
so it gets nice and tender.
4. What books do you read and do you have a recent recommendation?
I read a variety of things. I tend to read nonfiction while writing
fiction and read fiction while writing nonfiction. The most recent book
I read was "The Elements of Graphic Design." "Freakonomics" and "Super
Freakonomics" were also good books.
5. Where can readers find you?
What makes them think I haven't already found them?
But for those that think I haven't found them, they can visit my website
Zombie Survival Questions
1. You see a hand gun, a bat and a knife. Which do you choose as your
weapon for the apocalypse?
Preferably all three. A hand gun would only be useful while bullets are
available and a knife is only good for close combat, which you would
want to avoid as much as possible. A bat would be good for keeping
zombies at a distance; mounting the knife to the bat would be better.
If the bat is wood, the downside is that it will be prone to breaking,
leaving you with a wooden stake suitable for offing vampires. An
aluminum would be better, but you'll probably end up denting it after
smashing in a few zombie skulls.
If you can only take one weapon, the best bet is to take the knife and
be on the lookout for a pole or something to which you can mount it to
create a weapon that can be used from a distance.
2. Place of survival. Your own house, a shopping mall or The
3. You see an underground parking centre. Do you go in?
Only if my car's down there.
4. You see your boss is now a zombie but is no immediate threat to
you. Do you still use your last bullet on him/her?
5. What luxury item would you keep in the apocalypse?
6. You're bitten, do you
A) Shoot yourself before you turn?
B) Ask a friend to do it?
C) Turn and enjoy the all you can eat human buffet?
Once you're dead, you're dead. There's no turning back from that, so A
and B are out. That leaves only C, because as long as you are alive, or
undead, there's hope for a cure.
In the meantime, I suppose you feast on brains and hope you don't get
mad cow disease or salmonella.