Zombie Author Patrick WilliamsPatrick Williams and his brother Chris Williams are the authors of the zombie novel:
The sequel Dead Meat: The Remaining will be published in 2014.
A third book is planned to complete the trilogy.
The zombie novel began as a serial blog, and was later revised and published as a complete novel. Find out more of the history at the Dead Meat Novel website
About Patrick WilliamsPatrick Williams lives in North Carolina with his wife and three children. He describes his wife and children as "wonderful, smart, creative, and entertaining." Mr. and Mrs. Williams have an active family life. They enjoy attending his children's sporting events and activities, and supporting their local community. Williams also teaches literature at a community college. He has an interest in Anglo-Saxon poetry, including "Milton and the Romantics-- particularly Blake, Shelley, Byron, and Coleridge."
Of his brother, Patrick says:
"We have the same interests and passion when it comes to horror, whether cinematic or literary. We grew up on this stuff as kids, and we still get together sometimes and just watch horror movies."Patrick Williams sees this collaboration as an ideal working relationship:
"We can often see eye to eye on topics, and Chris and I have a long history working together on web comics and other projects. Our work just flows when we put our brains together."
What Makes Patrick (and Chris) Williams Unique?Aside from the fact that they are brothers writing as a team, the manner in which Chris and Patrick Williams constructed Dead Meat is unique.
"When you start with the conclusion, you have to constantly keep it in mind. Certain characters have to do certain things, but since we didn’t adhere to a strict outline, we were able to let the characters evolve throughout the narrative, changing scenes and ideas to meet the characters, not changing the characters to meet the scenes and ideas."The Williams brothers kept the ending always in sight, while trying to maintain a realistic narrative that would engage readers. Although the ending was important, it was more important to create a strong combination of action and emotion. They set out to create a great story that would move toward the defined end.
"To us, all that mattered really were the end, the realism, and the character development. It wasn’t the gore, which is fun to write, and it wasn’t the zombies (even though we don’t even use that word in the book); we found the story, the characters, and the way everything blended together fascinating."
Patrick Williams: Five Descriptive Links
- The Guilded Earlobe Reviews Dead Meat
- A Discussion of Dead Meat when it was still a blog- by Freddy in Space
- Wickedly Bookish gives an honest review of Dead Meat
- Interview of Chris and Patrick Williams by Brian Tucker of Star News
- SHU-IZMZ Reviews Dead Meat