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Joe McKinney

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Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. For more information go to http://joemckinney.wordpress.com.

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Joe McKinney They back a truck full of money up to your front door and you never have to work again.

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For me, the thrill has always been in…more
They back a truck full of money up to your front door and you never have to work again.

Just kidding.

For me, the thrill has always been in storytelling. I was doing this gig for free long before people started buying my books, and I'll be doing it long after people stop paying for my books. The stories just have to come out. That's what I do, and why I love being a writer.(less)
Joe McKinney Probably about a third, I guess. Certainly all the zombie titles do. That's largely a function of input from the Sales and Marketing Department at…moreProbably about a third, I guess. Certainly all the zombie titles do. That's largely a function of input from the Sales and Marketing Department at Kensington. Every time I turn in a manuscript, a zombie one, anyway, the guys in Sales get together with my editor and we bounce titles off each other. The Sales guys like to see Dead in the title somewhere because they want people to know right away that it's a zombie book.(less)
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“These arent your mother's zombies!”
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“... Have you considered that maybe this is the birth of a new world, that what happens next is a golden opportunity to change the nature of man in a fundamental way?”
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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

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Joe Hey, no problem. I'm still trying to learn my way around GoodReads, so I barely notice when something goes wrong. Hope all is well,

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Joe Thanks Cedric! I'm looking forward to reading your reviews


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