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Michael Logan

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Michael Logan is an award-winning Scottish writer, whose career has taken him across the globe.

His debut novel, Apocalypse Cow, won the Terry Pratchett First Novel Prize. Since then, the sequel, World War Moo, and two unrelated novels, Wannabes and Hell's Detective, have hit the shelves.

Michael’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as The Telegraph, Chapman and Underground Voices. He won Fish Publishing’s 2008 international One-Page Fiction Prize with We Will Go on Ahead and Wait for You — at 295 words, the most difficult thing he’s ever written.

During his time as a foreign correspondent, Michael lived in Scotland, France, Bosnia, Hungary, Switzerland and Kenya, which points to itches that can only be scratched by moving around.
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Michael Logan Hello Jessica. Glad you enjoyed both. Kind of a long answer to your question. Back in 2006, I was writing serious literary fiction, in short form, and…moreHello Jessica. Glad you enjoyed both. Kind of a long answer to your question. Back in 2006, I was writing serious literary fiction, in short form, and getting rather bored with it all. I wanted to write something fun. I'd always loved zombies, and so decided there was potential in there. One night, in discussion with friends over wine in Budapest, I realized there were no zombie animals. Which, of course, made no sense given the nature of viruses. The cow angle came because I needed a big, bad, dangerous animal of sufficient quantities in the developed world. That is the cow (which kills more people each year than sharks). Everything flowed from the original title - Forget the Cud, They Want Blood, which became the tagline. I do find it funny that lots of people find the idea ridiculous, when it is no more ridiculous than human zombies. Possibly even less so, given our penchant for experimenting on animals. Anyway, there you go!(less)
Michael Logan Hi Rachael. Thanks for taking the time to ask a question. It's not quite the first, so somebody has already stomped this virgin snow, but it's pretty…moreHi Rachael. Thanks for taking the time to ask a question. It's not quite the first, so somebody has already stomped this virgin snow, but it's pretty close.

I recall writing a short story when I was eight, called My Push Button World. It involved a young lad who, oddly enough, could push buttons to make anything happen: flip up a football pitch with 21 robots to play with and so on. I suspect I was quite a lonely child.

I don't remember if it was any good. Probably not, although my mum assures me she liked it. I didn't really get serious about producing until I was about 30, though. I started off with a lot of literary short stories, then veered into what I do now.

I guess it comes in fits and starts. I went on a spree for five years, but haven't written a word in six months - largely due to having a crazy busy day job and three kids. I can feel my engines revving up again, though.(less)
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Hell’s Detective, my latest novel, is now 99 cents on kindle in the US. To find out why you should give it a go, below are what people are saying about it:


“More fun than a barrel of flying monkeys. A fiendishly clever mash-up of noir and horror with a soupçon of hard-boiled humor. Set in a superbly realized corner of hell known as Lost Angeles, Logan has delivered a helluva great read.”

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“Humans did far worse things to each other than demons could dream up.”
Michael Logan, Wannabes

“Oh, those hateful sods will never make it to Heaven. They’re all on an express elevator to the gay spit-roast dungeon in Hell. Within five minutes of kicking the bucket, they’ll have demon balls swollen with fiery spunk slapping off their shapeless chins.”
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