Author Spotlight: Sylvester Barzey
Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty
Zombies Are The Least Of Your Problems! During This Apocalypse, People Can Be Just As Horrifying! It's 2019 & Catherine Briggs is having a very messed up year. Her car got stolen, her family thinks she's dead, there's an unwelcome late night visitor at her door and oh yeah, the world's become infested with zombies! Catherine is on a mission to find her family, no matter the cost, but fate seems to have other plans in store for her. Will she find her family before the rest of the world falls into this new era of hell or will Catherine Briggs became just another zombie in... Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty! Get Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty today, the first story from the world of Planet Dead.
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Terrifying Tales Of Suspense
A curse that can only be broken with blood.
A girl finds out nothing good happens after 2 AM.
A new bundle of joy awakens something sinister. This and many more stories in Terrifying Tales Of Suspense. Take a journey into the dark mind of black horror writer Sylvester Barzey as he spins ten tales that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Also included with this book is the first chapter of The Zombie Apocalypse Novel "Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty" follow Catherine Briggs as she battles through a zombie-infected Georgia, putting her soul and body on the line against the zombie hoards, But Soon Learns True Evil Hides Among The Living.
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If someone comes upon your books and never read you before. How would you describe them?
Hmm that's a really good question. I would say think of your favorite Tales From The Crypt episode or 80s horror movie and now turn that into a book. I love old school epic horrors but I don't like being able to figure out something, I need a good twist and turn in horror.
Oh and some laughs, being scared all the time is cool but that's not life. Even when I was deployed with motors being shot at us, we still found time to laugh, to tell dumb jokes and to just enjoy one another. Just because a zombie is hunting you down doesn't mean you can't giggle at a sex joke every now and then.
So you got a Twist, mix in some humor and drown that son of a bitch in a keg of horror and that’s a Sylvester Barzey book.
Life's too short to tell a boring story.
What are the challenges of being an author?
As awesome as it is to be doing what I love, there are some hard things about writing full time. Mostly explaining why you can't do something.
Like, I can't go out tonight, I got to write or I have an interview. People think that since I work from home and it's a business based off of my creativity that I can just do it whenever or later but later turns into never...I said later to my dreams all my life and I don't plan on doing that anymore.
But then there is the other side of that coin. I have to remind myself that as much as I love writing, I can't be locked away all day everyday. I have a family, I have friends, I have a life outside of my creativity. Remembering that is hard sometimes but it helps you from burning out and having a break down over book sales or writer’s block.
What do you love most about being an author?
I don't know how anyone else looks at it but for me it's a legacy thing. I love knowing that there is something my son can point at and say “My dad wrote that.” To know that I’m building a whole world that he can live off of or even add to one day is big to me.
My dad passed away this year and I have my memories and some photos but there isn't anything that I can pass on to my kid or any self defining moments or event where I can point to and say “That's who your grandpa is, that's what his life was about.”
I don't know if I’m explaining it right but knowing I'm leaving a bigger part of me behind for him to have is the best part of being an author for me.
Since it's about to be Halloween, what is your favorite Horror movie?
That is the pandora box of all questions when you're dealing with a Horror Hound. I can't just have one, I’m not picking between my babies but I’ll give you a top five
Day Of The Dead
Trick r’ Treat
Army Of Darkness
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Are you working on anything currently, that you would like to share?
Well I did three short stories for three different anthologies coming out this October:
Mad Like Me
Descent Into Darkness
So people can look out for those but right now I'm working on book two of The Planet Dead Series and to thank my fans, I wrote a whole new exclusive Planet Dead Book that won't be for sale, it's just for the people on my mailing list. Here's a little excerpt from Book Two :
Planet Dead: The Beginning
“Give me the fucking keys!” Christian shouted. His voice echoed through the empty parking deck. All eyes fell upon him as he glared at the salt and peppered haired old man. Their dark green eyes locked and through his grey beard Christian’s father, Jorge, smiled,
“Wanna say that again mijo?” Jorge asked.
“Dee, lets go.” Christian said softly. His hand went out towards his little brother and Dominic slowly removed his hand from the car door handle and started moving towards his brother. The car door slammed shut and Jorge stormed over to his sons. The gut turning scent of tequila flooded Christian's senses as his father grabbed Dominic by the arm and pulled the boy back.
“Oh, so you wanna play papi now! You think you're better than me?” Jorge asked and Christian honestly believed he was better, for a reasons one being that he was sober, and knew the difference between a night out with your drinking buddies and a night out with your family. Christian's hand shot forward and he pushed his father back. The whole event felt like it was being recorded in slow motion so Christian could watch it over and over again in his nightmares. The old man tripped over his own feet and fell face first into the cement. The boys ran to their father only to be greeted by a back hand to Dominic’s face. It all stopped then. Their hearts, their breathing, time itself.
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Sylvester Barzey is a father, a husband, a soldier, and an "Anything Goes HORROR" writer.
What does "Anything Goes HORROR" entail?
Haunted Baby Rattles
A LOT OF DEAD BODIES!
Vampires That Don't Sparkle & Don't Believe In Dating Their Food Source! Would You Date A Cow?
Zombies (A Whole Lot Of F#@king Zombies)
Oh & Some Bad Words.
He writes what he wants and does what he likes and what he likes is HORRIFYING! Pick up this book or one of his others today. Something Scary For Every HORROR LOVER!