I've just posted an interview with Jeffrey Dhywood, author of World War-D at
http://abookadayreviews.blogspot.com/p/author-bits-and-interviews.html in our "Author Bits and Interviews" section. There were some very personal reasons that led him to create this book, and probably not the ones you might assume:
Here's a small sample:
failed her even though I knew all along that I could save her, or
could I? I was too timid and feared to impose on her, while she was
waiting for me to grab her back to life, back to light, or was she?
On the day of her funeral, I was walking painfully towards the
cemetery, my steps and my mood getting heavier and heavier as I got
closer, until I couldn’t stand it anymore and told myself “What
for? She is dead now! Too many lives have been lost already.” I
turned back almost running, with a feeling of elation and relief,
with a weight taken off my chest; I had chosen life, I had turned my
back to death. Or was I running away? Or both?
Read the full interview