My next victim is an amazing man who I have recently met. Don’t know how I had not met him before now. He writes awesome books filled with blood, guts and chills. He has an amazingly wicked sense of humor that will leave you shaking you head with tears rolling down your face. I can’t stress enough that before you read this get a tissue because you will be laughing so hard you cry!! Also if you haven’t read anything by Jimmy you a missing out on a truly great read! I’m proud to introduce you to Jimmy Pudge…..
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I was 19 when I completed my first story. It was a horror tale about a sheriff’s deputy tracking a killer in the woods. I received a brutal rejection for the story. I think I submitted to Weird Tales, though I’m not one hundred percent certain. Is was one of the bigger ones.
2. How many books have you written?
Full-length novels, I’d say five. All were rejected by literary agencies and publishing companies. I have not self-published these works. I don’t feel comfortable enough presenting a novel-length work because I don’t feel I have mastered the pacing. Novellas and novelettes are a much different story. I feel I’ve mastered the outline and pace of both types and feel very confident self-publishing shorter works. I try to write at a breakneck pace because I don’t want to bore the readers. I think I have over ten novellas published as Jimmy Pudge.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I write, dark, violent horror and suspense, so I’ll probably never write cozy mysteries or passionate love stories, but you never know. My work generally incorporates black comedy and I dabble in satire. I also enjoy writing realistic surrealism. Horror author W.D. Gagliani reviewed my short story collection “Yo Ass Is Grass: Tales From a Redneck Gangsta.” In the review, he wrote, “With snarky, evocative titles such as ‘The Wine, the Bitch, and the Broom Closet’ and ‘Everything She Touch Turn to Doo Doo’ and ‘Pissing the Night Away,’ you may realize you’ve entered satirical territory as well as that little-known tract known as trailer park horror. Never heard of it? Well, some was done (perpetrated?) by that old group of splatterpunks, back in the day, but Mr. Pudge here resurrects it to great effect – and great comedic effect, it should be pointed out – with his stories, which are for the most part peopled by the down and out, the meth-addled, the insane, the irretrievably criminal, and the odd serpent-haired one.” (See full review here: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2FWZ7Q7L8VS7R/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005G59IAM)
I think he’s pretty much summed up my writing style: satire, dark comedy, splatter punk. I write about down and out characters because these are the people I encounter most in real life and I tend to relate better to the fast food worker or paroled thief than to the dashing lawyer or hardened FBI agent.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
36, single, no kids that I know about, and I currently work at a gas station. I live an adventurous life, spending most of my evenings at the Ramada Inn bar or Wal-Mart. When I’m not looking for the ladies, I’m usually hard at work looking for cigarette tobacco in mall ashtrays or in the parking lot. People tend not to finish their cigarettes before they enter a building, so I collect a mixture of tobacco or “trail mix” in a plastic bag and roll my own cigarettes to save on money. It’s a great hobby, much like metal detecting in my opinion.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
I love them all. I’ve noticed my readers’ opinions vary greatly. One person who gives me five stars for “Bad Billy” may give me one star for “The Booty Goblin.” And then you have those who prefer the “Booty Goblin” to “Bad Billy.” It’s madness. I think each book brings something new. You may get straight up horror with one, straight up crime or satire with another. I do like them all and can’t truly decide. Or, maybe I’m just working an angle and in reality think they’re all shit. There’s only one way to tell, dear reader of this interview. Go to Amazon and buy all of my titles and read them. Or don’t if you think this interview sucks. If you feel this way, then go to Amazon.com, buy all of my titles and leave one-star reviews.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I spent a lot of time reading romance books, mysterious and westerns out of a prison library in the nineties. I think all of the reading made me want to write. So I started writing. It was very bad writing at first, not like the mediocre writing I produce now.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy hitting on women at Wal-Mart and drinking liquor.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I like to hit on women and drink liquor.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I can do wither or. I write every day because it’s therapeutic for me. I can pretty much write in any environment, whether it’s in silence or bustling with noise.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would write better. I would be a more serious writer as well. My reality is pretty bleak, so I tend to make the fiction pop with dirty jokes and violence. I tend to write more like a pulp fiction writer, fast-paced and full of action. I’m no good at drama. I fuck it up with stupidity.
10. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I just want to get out of debt. Fame I don’t care about. Most of the people who take the time to private message me on Facebook tend to say things like, “Well, I really enjoyed your book, but you should have done this….” I imagine if I was famous, people would go to the gas station I work at just to tell me how I could have written my book better. No thanks to fame. A big war welcome to riches.
11. Where do you live?
I live in a single-wide in sunny South Georgia.
No, they always run away and leave me feeling depressed, so I quit taking in strays. I do try to sway the occasional lady to come over for a nightcap, but this hasn’t been successful since I went bald and gained fifty pounds.
13. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Being able to get away from the bills, the supervisors, and the depression.
Anything else you would like me to include please feel free to tell me!
I’m always looking for a good woman. If you want to hook up, email your boy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As always Jimmy thank you for taking the time to let us get to know you better and I wish you much success and joy! I’m proud to be your friend!