Karen Victoria Smith of Freehold and Scott Wieczorek of Toms River are authors who live and work right here at the shoreListen to the full interview:

On this week's edition of "Townsquare Tonight," both of them said the area is a constant source of inspiration.

"So much of what I write is inspired by my own upbringing in Jersey," Smith said.  "By the people I've met, by the vast variety of energy and background."

Readers might find Wieczorek's influences a little more obvious.

"My first [book] is a Young Adult novella of the Zomie Apocalypse hitting, of all places, New Jersey," Wieczorek said.  "It started at a college that was inspired by Monmouth University."

Karen Victoria Smith is the author of  the vampire thriller Dark Dealingsand the operator of Three Worlds Press.

Scott Wieczorek's third book is entitled Awakening - find about more at his blog or by clicking the links below:

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