Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An American Writing in England

Suz Korb is the author of Eve Eden vs. The Zombie Horde: on tour March 19-26. She also organized and designed the Death by Chocolate anthology, which is how I ended up meeting the whimsical and always witty, Suz!

Q: For starters, how does a girl born in Hawaii and raised in Utah end up in England?

A: I met a British guy in America back in '99 and followed him over here. That particular relationship lasted a maximum of 2 years. Now I'm on my own with my 2 daughters and I have a hate/love relationship with England as the country I'm stuck in (for now) but also as the country I always wanted to live in. The midlands rock my world with their natural beauty.

Q: So, do you have to write on the left side of the page now? Just joking. What are the biggest differences about living in England (good & bad) compared to the States?

A: Haha! Luckily we start writing from the left side of the page in both the USA and the UK. As for driving on the wrong side of the road, it took me 2 years to get used to that. Not that I drove on the right side the whole time and crashed into everyone around here, I just didn't try driving here in England on the left for 2 whole years after I relocated to this country. Pretty much EVERYTHING is different about the USA and the UK. Even the language. You know what they say, two countries separated by a common language.

Q: How has living abroad inspired your writing (and changed your habits)?

A: Living in England has opened up a world of words for me. My vocabulary has expanded immensely, which is perfect for fiction writing. Win.

Q: Any notable difference between British readers/writers and American?

A: To say there are SOME differences in writing for an American audience and a UK readership is putting it lightly. I write novels that are for an American readership and it's a struggle to keep the American lingo going when all I hear are British accents all around me 24/7. Basically, I watch a ton of American TV shows and movies to keep up on the American dialect that is becoming foreign to me! And of course it helps to correspond with friends and great authors such as yourself, Nikki!

Q: What’s scarier? British zombies or American zombies?

A: Definitely British zombies. Especially if we're talking movies. The film 28 Days springs to mind. That movie has fast zombies in it, and everyone knows how much scarier fast zombies are than slow decrepit zombies. Amirite? Course I am ;)

Q: Describe your target audience. (What books do they read? Movies do they watch?)

A: I write paranormal young adult romance novels for teens and women readers. Although, guys can read my books too, if they enjoy supernatural adventure and much kick-assery. And who doesn't enjoy that?! 

As for movies. Well, The Hunger Games is coming out soon and I'm hugely looking forward to that! I presume readers of my work appreciate similar stories. I sure hope The Hunger Games movie lives up to the books!

Eve Eden vs. The Zombie Horde is available at Amazon & Smashwords.


  1. Thanks for interviewing me, Nikki!

  2. My pleasure! As always, thanks for the entertainment, mate. (Did I get that right or is that an Aussie thing to say?)