About the Book
“The Bucket of Blood” by Paul Malott is a darkly-funny comedy that takes readers on a thrilling and immersive journey into a dystopian Detroit ruled by the enigmatic Granny Schmif. This sassy splatterpunk novel combines elements of humor, action, and horror to create a unique blend of genres that keeps readers engaged from beginning to end.
About the Author
Paul Malott is a writer, procurement leader, and organizational management expert who’s also a self-proclaimed lover of all things comics, 3D printing, history, and human inventiveness and perseverance. He’s a big believer in the power of laughter and has made it his mission to help people trust in the adage that ‘laughter is the best medicine’.
In his graphic novel “The Bucket of Blood” Paul offers a facetious and humorous perspective on today’s struggles through the lens of some unique characters such as Granny Schmif. Paul believes that the ability to balance seriousness with humor leads to success in all areas of life, from relationships to careers, and his graphic novel provides readers a witty narrative providing substance to his lifestyle.
But, Paul’s not just a one-trick pony. He’s held various leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies throughout his career and has honed his skills in leadership, problem-solving, procurement, and strategic planning. When he’s not writing or working, Paul can be found indulging his family and getting lost in his other passions, which include playing the drums, watching sci-fi movies, and trying to master the art of cooking. He also has a knack for making people laugh ..he’s told his sense of humor shines through in his writing, and readers can expect to be entertained as well as informed.
In short, Paul Malott is a multi-talented writer and expert who’s passionate about communication, laughter, and helping people achieve their goals. His unique blend of expertise, humor, and satire makes him an invaluable writer and resource.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The Bucket of Blood is a comedy horror that follow two freelance spies through their trials and tribulations as they try and navigate a dystopian Detroit ruled by one ruthless old lady named Granny Schmif. 1 part Soylent Green, 1 part Pineapple Express this book sets out to make you laugh with its vivid settings and quirky characters.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
I’m a middle-aged father of 3 and can’t help but laugh at the ridiculousness that my children bring into my world. I’d like to think that this ridiculousness is translated into The Bucket of Blood and therefore the book is geared towards people like me. Hard-working, loving individuals who could use a laugh now and then from all the chaos constantly bombarding them. This book serves as a mental getaway for anyone looking to transport themselves into another f’d up world for a moment, but this time knowing they can laugh at the light-heartedness of it all.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I just read the book “We Are Legion (We are Bob)” by Dennis E. Taylor and I absolutely loved it. It was such a unique perspective on the future of humanity told through a funny lens. However, I have to say that my all-time favorite is the graphic novel Chew by John Layman. The art by Rob Guillory in this book is what drew me into graphic novels in the first place. I sincerely think the ideas behind the main character and the execution of the book are flawless. It’s visually appealing and the story itself is one to have you scratching your head and laughing at the same time.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
write, write, write… Like every craft you need to practice it to perfect it. Everyone has their own style and perspective and I believe its always a work in progress to hone your own. Not only that, but you should be pushing yourself to grow as a creative person. Stretch your limits of what you are familiar and comfortable with.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
All over social media and at www.thebucketofblood.com.