APW: DIY Interview – Alisha Adkins

Name: Alisha Adkins

Email Address:

What is your blog URL?

What is your website URL?

What is the contact information you are willing to share?
Twitter: @alisha_adkins
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alisha.adkins.90
Polyvore: http://alishaadkins.polyvore.com/

Where and/or when were you born?
New Orléans about 40 years ago

What schools did you attend?  What was your course of study?
The University of New Orléans.  I received my B.A. in History and my M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

When and how did you discover you wanted to be a writer/author?
There was never a moment of realization.  It was always just a given.  I have always been a writer because writing has always been absolutely necessary for me.  It is my coping mechanism and how I find mental clarity.

Are you a published author? Yes

Please list your published material, with dates?

  • Flesh Eaters, March 2012
  • Daydreams of Seppuku, July 2012

If these materials are books, are they still available, and from where?

  • Flesh Eaters is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other various book sellers.
  • Daydreams of Seppuku is currently only available in paperback at Amazon.  It will be widely available in e-book and print formats in August.

Please tell about your first publication – what was it, when, how you felt when it happened, problems you may have had, etc.
My first publication was Flesh Eaters.

In 1997, I began my teaching career. It was not an easy transition. I was teaching a multitude of subjects to a motley assortment of angry, often violent, over-age middle school students. In some twisted way, Flesh Eaters emerged from me as a means of cathartic response to that experience.

Flesh Eaters is extremely dark, and readers tend to have a strong emotional reaction to it.  I know that the ending, in particular, tends to upset them.

But, since writing Flesh Eaters in 1998, I have resisted the temptation to revise it. If I were to rewrite it now, it would undoubtedly be a different story. However, it has become a historical document in my personal timeline; it stands as an authentic record of who I was then as both a writer and a person.

What genre do you most often write? Horror

What other genres have you written?
Literary Thrillers and Satirical Humor

Who are the authors who most influenced your writing career?
Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Haruki Murakami

What advice would you give to all up-and-coming writers?
Write because its something that you have to do.

What is the name of your current project?
Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse

What is the expected release date?
Late August 2012

What is the genre? Horror

Is this work a stand-alone or part of a series? Stand-alone

Do you have any project(s) planned for the future? Yes

Please provide some details of the projects.
Death: the Travelogues – the travel diaries of a serial possessor.

What is the anticipated release date? December 2012


I’d like to thank Alisha for her great interview.  You can do your own interview by clicking on the DIY Interview Submission Form page and following the instructions.  It’s easy, painless and FREE.  You can provide as little or as much information as you wish, including adding your own questions and answers at the end.  Thanks!

Happy Writing,


Janelle’s Time is NOW AVAILABLE:
Right now, it’s the print book, and the e-book for the Kindle.
It will be available soon for the Barnes & Noble Nook.
Other sources will be available soon!

PS: Please take a few minutes to read the  Wedding Chapter – Final  from my adult historical romance ‘Janelle’s Time.’  You’ll meet Richard and Janelle Grayson, the newlyweds, AND, meet Duke Logan Conor, from Muileach Castle, Scotland (he crashes the wedding) from ‘Logan’s Time,’ Book 4.   He’s also in ‘Moria’s Time,’ Book 2.

The TIME Series – by Dayna Leigh Cheser
Janelle’s Time – Available Now at Amazon
Moria’s Time – WIP – NaNoWriMo Project, 2011 Winner
Adelle’s Time – Planned
Logan’s Time – WIP
Clarissa’s Time – Planned


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