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Doug Goodman

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stephen King

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Doug Goodman is a writer happy to be from Houston. Yet in almost every book he writes, Houston is destroyed. Sometimes it is overrun by monsters (Dominion) and sometimes it is leveled by kaiju (Kaiju Fall). Whether this is due to his poor mental state or a deep-seeded aversion to the heat, we may never know. His Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/douggoodmanw...

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Doug Goodman Thanks for asking, Matt! I get a lot of my ideas from what's going on in my life. I think you should write what you know best, so I try to keep it…moreThanks for asking, Matt! I get a lot of my ideas from what's going on in my life. I think you should write what you know best, so I try to keep it always something close to me. Whether it is a giant monster or a zombie or whatever I'm writing about, I find that if I can tether the characters, the emotions, and sometimes even the actions, then I can write a book that feels more real.
I will give you a couple of examples. Cadaver Dog is about a search and rescue worker who trains her dogs to track zombies. The book is a quasi-memoir. I used to train search and rescue dogs, particularly Human Remains or "Cadaver" Dogs, and I was very active at the time I wrote Cadaver Dogs. Some of the scenarios and characters are loosely based on events and people I've encountered in the search and rescue community. So even though it's this odd "Where the Red Fern Grows" meets "The Walking Dead," I feel that if dogs were used to track zombies, this is how it would happen and how local governments would react to the situation.
Another example is Kaijunaut, which is about astronauts encountering kaiju monsters on a strange new planet. As outlandish as the premise can be, I've worked at Johnson Space Center for the past decade and a half, so I had a basis for grounding the story in people and ideals that I'd aggregated. As one of my review cycles, I handed the book over to several trusted friends who were also engineered, and they helped me keep the physics and processes cemented in realistic terms (so no FTL travel :) ).
My upcoming book, Wendigo Road, is based on a lot of time I spent in Montana and North Dakota working on reservations. It may be giant monster madness, but it will have that tangible, grounded quality to it.
Thanks again for asking!(less)
Doug Goodman Ooh, this is a good one. Standing squarely in my genres, I think of John Carter and Dejah Thoris as a great fictional couple that comes together,…moreOoh, this is a good one. Standing squarely in my genres, I think of John Carter and Dejah Thoris as a great fictional couple that comes together, falls in love, and then go on pushing through the problems that their worlds throw at them. But I also think of Conan and Belit, who are kind of a precursor of Batman and Catwoman. Or worse, I think of Jack and Wendy from The Shining. But the first fictional couple that came to my mind, so the one I am sticking with, is Arthur Curry and Mera. I like them for the same reason I like John Carter and Dejah Thoris. There is the initial romance and love, yes, but this is more than just a couple, they are a married couple, and one character is synonymous with the other. It is hard to imagine an Aquaman storyline that does not somehow include his wife, and while I respect the power of new love, I appreciate the persistent passion of the married couple storyline. Another good one, in comic book format, is Alana and Marko from the Saga, which is a currently on-going story.(less)
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Cadaver Dog

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Kaiju Fall

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Kaijunaut

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Dominion

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Dead Dog

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Warriors of Camlann

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I really like these books. They are gritty, dark, and have a different take on zombies! I can’t wait til the third book in the series is out!"
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"Hero Dog

This is a great story, with a fascinating twist on the traditional zombie plot. Murder, named for the murder of crows surrounding his dear dead body when our heroine first found him as a stray pup, is a valiant dog who more than rises to t..." Read more of this review »
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"Sniffing Out The Dead

Be warned this is the first volume in the Zombie Dog series
which explains why things are not neatly tied up. However if you would like to read a horror/police procedural hybrid this might be for you.
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I think I liked it mostly for the racing metaphors, but the dog's point of view of the story also drew me in.
While most "dog books" are about a dog's interactions with the family, The Art of Racing in the Rain is really more about this family's tale
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First, I respect and thank the people who have reviewed or will review this book. Please read their comments, and hopefully those comments will help you. So r
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