A Vacation From Hell
The Hell Bound Series Book 1
by Kathy Dinisi
Genre: Horror, Thriller
How far would you go to save your family?
Sam and Mathew finally get a chance to go on a train ride to the Grand Canyon-- alone. Leaving their two kids back in California, they are excited for a weekend of rest.
When a zombie Apocalypse breaks out, the couple must try to fight their way back to California to see if their kids are still alive. In this harrowing story of love and survival in a world that is crumbling by death and destruction, we follow Sam and Mathew through their struggle to reunite with their children.
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A World Apart
The Hell Bound Series Book 2
Now they are in a rush to be back with their kids, fighting hordes of flesh eating zombies ,gaining and losing friends along the way.
In a world full of death and destruction where the dead come to life and the living are just as bad as the dead, will Mathew and Sam find their kids before its too late or die trying?
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Till Death Do Us Part
The Hell Bound Series Book 3
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The End is Near
The Hell Bound Series Book 4
Supplies are running low, weapons are far and few. Now Sam must help a group of soldiers find weapons and food. Her journey continues with her fighting to save the only home she has left and the only family still living.
The End Is Near is the fourth book in the Hell Bound series but can be read as a standalone. To understand Sam's story you may want to read the Hell Bound series from the beginning.
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I hate California drivers! Lol
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in southern California. My husband and I bought a house ten minutes from the house I was raised in and we live one block from my older brother.
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my husband and boys.
Who is your hero and why?
The good lord above
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Not a very good one.
What are you passionate about these days?
I am absolutely passionate about hiking and checking out old haunted abandon places.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Well it depends, if my husband is home we watch tv together but if I am by myself I will read.
How to find time to write as a parent?
Some months I don’t! for example I have not written anything in a month.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Crazy, mother,wife, writer, reader
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
To be honest I still don’t consider myself a writer. Every time I receive a good review I freak out. Im always so surprised that readers enjoy my books.
Do you have a favorite movie?
I love I am legend, World war Z, The mist and the walking dead (original)
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
The Hell Bound series! That would be so cool.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
What inspired you to write this book?
The Hell Bound Series was based on a vacation trip I always wanted to take. As I started to write I added a little bit of my life into the book.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Not yet but eventually I would love to.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Hell Bound Series?
Sam is a fierce wife and mother that fights her way through Hell and back just to reach her children. Mathew is a strong sexy husband and father that will do anything and everything to protect the ones he loves.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
The names were used from my family members and the location is an actual place.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
How close to home it touched and how fun it was to bring some of my life alive in the series.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
Hell Bound (A vacation from hell) was because it was a vacation that turned from fun to Hell in a blink of an eye.
Who designed your book covers?
I designed some of my book covers and my editor did a couple as well.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I feel I should have made it longer.
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
To be careful and always,always edit,edit,edit.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Thank you, all for putting so much faith and love into my books. If it wasn’t for you I would not keep writing.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
I would love to spend time with Sam. She is so strong and wonderful.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
The main characters Mathew and Sam and their kids are based on real people.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
The characters hijack the story. Every single time!
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
If you love action packed with a love story twist about survival you would love this series.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Not yet. I am working on a standalone at the moment and hope to have it out my October 2019.
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
What did you edit out of this book?
Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?'-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Stephen king, Nicholas sparks, Gillian Flynn,Danielle VegaAleatha Romig
What book do you think everyone should read?
Oh,my gosh! Survive the night by Danielle Vega
How long have you been writing?
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
Some come to me as I write and some are deleted as well.
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
I always do a skitch, who,where,when.
Do you see writing as a career?
I would love to!
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I absolutely love Horror and thriller books but I have to have some love in them.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I have two boys and five dogs.I am used to noise.lol
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I usually write one at a time. I always lose concentration if I write several books at one time.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer please. It makes life so much easier.
What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
I just love to read and for over two years I had these stories that needed to be written, so one day I said screw it I'm writing these books.
A day in the life of the author?
Busy! My day starts with getting my two boys ready for school, feeding my horses and cleaning.
Advice they would give new authors?
Don’t stress over the bad reviews. Not everyone will love your books but that is okay.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
How to get in their heads. I don’t know what men think or really how they act so it is hard to write about them.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
It really depends. The caverns took me two years to write but my Hell Bound series only takes me a couple months to write.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yup! I have it now! lol
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