I feel that my zombie influences and apocalyptic influences are drawn from movies I saw when I was young in the ’70s and ’80s, so I’m not as up on the current crop of zombie books and movies. But I’ve never lost my love of the genre. I just thought that, six books in, it was time to pay homage to things I wanted to write, which was, you know, horror, science fiction, and comic books. The timing was right. And I think just in the broader way, generationally, I’m not sure what zombies mean to the teenagers and twenty somethings who go on zombie walks and love fast zombies. I’m much more of a George Romero [Dawn of the Dead director] slow-zombie person. So I can’t give you a deep, sociological interpretation of why they’ve had a resurgence in the last 10 years, but I’m definitely glad that a new generation is coming to grips with their idea of the zombie and that they’re creating their own idea as to what this monster is.