First, give me some background on Hobbes End Publishing.
Hobbes End was founded by Vincent Hobbes. I came in around 2006 and purchased the company. We started out as a non-fiction press, publishing mainly lab manuals, along with self-help books. Since then, we have morphed into primarily fiction press, though we still publish lab manuals and have worked our way into the Hollywood scene. We are proud to call oursleves an Indie publisher and have signed some of the best indie authors with the likes of Allison M. Dickson, Patrick C. Greene, Graig Wessel, and, of course, Armand Rosamilia.
How did you first come upon Miami Spy games?
It was an idea presented to me by AK waters. As a publisher who is used to receiving submissions and making a decision from there, it was a little odd to be presented with an idea. The premise of the story was great and I simply couldn't let it go to another press. So without much contemplation, I stated that I was interested in the project and immediately had an author in mind to write the story.
How is it different from other Hobbes End Publishing releases?
First and foremost, it is an episodic book. I have never been involved in a project that has different episodes instead of individual chapters, but it has been nothing but a positive experience. While it breaks from the traditional format of a book, there is nothing really traditional about publishing anymore. I wanted to position Hobbes End and Armand on what could become a trend in the industry and in Hollywood in the near future. We ended up with a great title and I look forward to season 2.
How did Armand Rosamilia get involved in the project
I was approached by AK Waters about an idea he had about a terrorist weapon that turns people into zombies. As soon as the idea was presented, I knew who I wanted to contact about the idea. Armand is one of the most reputable zombie writers out there, and is one of my personal favorites. There was really no question who I wanted to write the book once I was given the idea.
What are your thoughts on zombie fiction?
I was never a huge fan of zombie fiction until 2010, mainly because I didn't really know where to turn to for good zombie writers. Through social media, I met some zombie fiction writers and started to read some of their titles. I became a fan of a few like Armand and Stephen Knight, and like in all genres, I found some to be a little cliche. Now I read more zombie fiction than ever and consider myself a fan.
Will there be a print version of Miami Spy Games coming?
We are hoping for a print version of Miami Spy Games this summer.
Can we expect a second season/novel in 2013?
I really hope so. Not only do I expect a second season, but I expect many, many more in the futute. And with any luck, we may get to see Season 1 on television!
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