We are back with another Author Spotlight feature. This time we interviewed M. Y. Zeman, author of the Chronicles of a Wererabbit.
We asked the questions and she answered:
TV show: of all time Star Trek. Currently: The Flash, D.C. Legends and Teen Wolf
Book: It by Stephen King and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut because I found them the most emotionally moving books. Neither are fun fantasy but they had great influence on my writing style. In It King flips back and forth between the characters lives as children and adults.
In Slaughterhouse-Five the main character, Billy Pilgrim is unstuck in time and experiences moments in his life randomly. This method of highlighting key moments in his life before WWII, as a soldier, prisoner of war was a very effective way of making the character come alive. Another aspect of the book I love is that part of his life is spent is spent on an alien planet. His conversations with the aliens allowed Vonnegut to make social commentary about the problems and absurdity of humanity. The aliens do not fear war or death because they experience time differently. The aliens inform Billy that humans actually have seven sexes but five exist in the fourth dimension and we need both straight and gay people for the act of procreation. For a book written in 1969 to not only refer to gay people but say they are essential to the human race was ahead of its time. It reflects my own belief that every person and animal in this world is connected and dependent on each other.
Superman. Not because of his super powers (although granted they help) but because he’s the kind of hero who would rescue me and go back and save my dog and three bunnies too.7. Name your favorite song(s).
I created Josh long before I began watching Teen Wolf. It’s impossible to watch that show and not fall in love with Dylan O’Brien. His character Stiles had many of the same quirks as Josh especially his sense of humor.
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M. Y. Zeman has a Master’s Degree from Stonybrook University and a BA in Mathematics. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a teacher of computers and math. She has worked as a professional web/graphic designer, creating many sites, including Tony Award winning actor Michael Cerveris’ official site.
She has been writing since she was old enough to read and has written short stories, articles and poetry. Her first book, Running into the Black is a courtroom drama.
A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, she is happy to be writing the new series Chronicles of a Wererabbit. She currently lives in New York with her dog and three dwarf bunnies and is working on the third book, Snow Island.
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