More About the Author
Named by The Google+ Insider's Guide as one of their top 32 authors to follow, William Todd Rose is a speculative fiction author currently residing in Parkersburg, West Virginia. His short work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, as well as having been featured on several podcasts. In 2009, his debut novella Shadow of the Woodpile was released as the flagship publication for the independent publisher Fetid Press. This was soon followed up by the apocalyptic novel Cry Havoc in 2010, as well as The 7 Habits of Highly Infective People: A Novel of Contagion, Drugs, Time Travel, and the Living Dead. 2010 also saw the release of the grindhouse inspired e-book Shut The F*%k Up And Die!. In 2011, Living Dead Press published his short story collection Sex in the Time of Zombies and 2011 saw the publication of The Dead and Dying and Permuted Press' release of the expanded, second edition of The 7 Habits.
Mr. Rose's work is often described with adjectives such as bizarre, strange, and weird. In fact, Dr. Michael West (better known to listeners of the Library of the Living Dead podcast as Dr. Pus) began his description of Shadow of the Woodpile with "Not that William Todd Rose is weird, and perhaps a better word would be unique, but he is . . . "; one of his short stories was once described as "perhaps the strangest horror story I have ever read", and the editors at Flashquake magazine rejected one of his non-genre pieces as "irreconcilably weird". These types of statements, however, do not offend the author in the least bit.
"I think it's one of the greatest compliments I can receive, to have my writing described that way. If someone says that I'm weird or unusual or unique then that means I'm doing something entirely different from the majority of work that is currently out there. I don't want to be just another cookie-cutter knock off of the current bestseller. I want to explore new ground, fresh ideas . . ."
While Mr. Rose has been known to delve into the worlds of scifi and cyberpunk, his main affinity is for dark fiction with a particularly special place in his heart for zombie lit.
He is currently at work on his next project