Zombie Author David Dunwoody
David Dunwoody is the author of the Empire zombie books:
Dunwoody has written dozens of zombie stories.
A selected list includes:
"Lost Souls" in The Undead: Headshot Quartet
"Clockwork" in Zombology: A Zombie Anthology
"Dead Man and the Sea" in Death, Be Not Proud
"Zombie Fiction" in Zombiality
"Eat Your Disease in Undead Tales 2
Dunwoody also has his short piece called "Zombies" on a podcast at The Wicked Library. Find an extensive bibliography at David Dunwoody
About David DunwoodyDavid Dunwoody lives in Utah, where he spends a good deal of his time writing. He is a tiny bit shy when it come to speaking about himself, but eager to share about his work. I discovered that David has a few favorites when it comes to his lesser-known short stories.
"In terms of stories that may have flown under the radar, I think more people ought to check out the anthology Death, Be Not Proud in which I had the pleasure of appearing alongside Jonathan Maberry, Joe McKinney and the late Rick Hautala.
Another one would be the anthology Zombiality, which focuses on LGBT characters and themes. My story in that one was inspired by the life of William S. Burroughs and Cronenberg’s meta-film adaptation of Naked Lunch.
My novella “Lost Souls,” in the fourth and final volume of Permuted’s The Undead – Headshot Quartet - remains one of my all-time favorites. It ties into the Empireuniverse but is more of a low-key (for me, that is) tale of a zombie haunting."
Personal details may still remain elusive, but you can visit the main page for the Empire series or David Dunwoody's website to learn a little more about the man behind the words. Dunwoody also runs an active Google group.
What Makes David Dunwoody Unique?David Dunwoody is determined to subvert convention. He loves "exploring the 'rules' and histories of monsters such as the zombie and then trying to turn the concept on its head without losing the essential creature."
That subversion was the impetus for using Death as a character in Empire. Giving the undead an arch-nemesis turned the stereotypes upside down. Dunwoody has continued that "turn it upside down" trend in many of his stories because:
"...that’s one of the things that makes writing horror so fun for me. These archetypal monsters like the zombie and the werewolf belong to each and every one of us. You can put your own weird spin on the beast, put your own quirks and demons in the fabric of the mythos, and still have this creature which strikes a deep chord within a broad audience."
David Dunwoody: Five Descriptive links
- Bricks of the Dead interprets Empire's End in Legos
- David Dunwoody on YouTube, unboxing Empire's End
- Craig DiLouie Interviews David Dunwoody
- Swedish Zombie Interview of David Dunwoody
- Inside Martin has 10 questions for David Dunwoody