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Friday, February 26, 2016

Women in Horror Month #18: Stevie Kopas, Managing Editor of "Horror Metal Sounds" and Author of the BREADWINNER Trilogy

Hey, everybody!  I am just pleased as punch to continue the Women in Horror Month interview series with one of my very favorite women in horror and my good friend, Stevie Kopas!  I've actually interviewed Stevie before on the blog here and even reviewed her debut novel, THE BREADWINNERhere.

Stevie never fails to amuse and, despite rooting for The Seahawks, is actually fairly intelligent, so I was really looking forward to this interview.  And she did not disappoint!  So let's jump right into the introduction and interview.

About Stevie Kopas:

Stevie Kopas was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She is a gamer, a writer and an apocalypse enthusiast. Stevie will never turn down a good cup of coffee and might even be a bit of a caffeine addict.

Stevie is the author of THE BREADWINNER TRILOGY.  Books 1 and 2, THE BREADWINNER and HAVEN were originally self-published in 2013 and 2014.  THE BREADWINNER TRILOGY was picked up by Permuted Press in May of 2014 and the second editions of both the first books were released in March and April of 2015. The third and final installment in THE BREADWINNER TRILOGYALL GOOD THINGS, debuted in May of 2015.

Kopas also participates in the AT HELL'S GATES horror anthologies and all profits are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Her short stories, "Nefarious" and "Patient 63" can be found in the first two volumes of AT HELL'S GATES.

She currently resides in Panama City Beach, Florida and tries to spend as much time as she can in the sun.

Stevie is also the Managing Editor of the website Horror Metal Sounds and a writer for the site. She is an avid reader of horror and post-apocalyptic fiction (especially zom-poc) and reviews for The Bookie Monster. Offline, Stevie is a telecommunications professional.

You can connect with her on her official websiteFacebook, and Twitter.


SK: What are your horror bona fides?

SK:  I wrote these zombie books once, THE BREADWINNER TRILOGY. Then I wrote some scary stories for a charity anthology, AT HELL'S GATES. People might have heard of them. ;)

SK:  Who or what terrifies you?

SK:  Pustules... and answering interview questions with inside jokes.

SK:  Are there unique challenges to being a woman in horror or do you feel like gender is irrelevant?

SK:  I guess a unique challenge would be that women still get asked questions like this.

SK:  Who are your favorite female horror icons?

SK:  Ellen Ripley. So she's not real, but she's one of the single most important characters in horror, imo.

SK:  What are you working on currently? Why should folks check it out?

SK:  I was working on a science fiction novel, but I got bored. So now I'm back in horror. I'm working on a short story about a killer video game, a collection of zombie fiction, and hopefully my next novel about abduction and isolation will be complete by end of year. People should check them out because I think they'll be quite pleased.


The end of the world is not glamorous.

In a matter of days the human race was reduced to nothing more than vicious, flesh hungry creatures.

Criminal defense attorney, Samson, struggles to keep his family safe and his sanity intact when the world comes apart at the seams. Veronica, the high school track star, races to get her brother out of their doomed city. Ben, a military veteran, is forced to come to grips with the end of the world as he fights the undead. Andrew, a police officer, struggles to maintain some sort of humanity in a world overrun by death and destruction.

There are no heroes here, just survivors, and they all have one thing in common: who you once were can no longer determine who you will be in the face of catastrophe.

THE BREADWINNER, book 1 in THE BREADWINNER TRILOGY, thrusts you head first into post-apocalyptic Northwest Florida and will leave you craving more.

It's available on AmazonBarnes and NobleSmashwordsKobo, and can be discussed on Goodreads.

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