I have a shameful confession to make: my novel started off life as a screenplay and . . . many of the works that inspired its creation were movies! I know, I feel terrible, but I’m glad to finally get it off my chest.
My fascination with vampires began when I learned my mother had Bela Lugosi’s autograph. My great grandparents owned a hair salon in Manhattan and Bela Lugosi had been just one of their famous clients. One day . . .
Dear Vampire Diaries, [I’m] not sure where to begin. I really wish we could have met in person today, but we both know how chaotic . . . our schedules are currently. We barely have time to get together once a week
One issue I’ve noticed in a lot of paranormal fiction is scale: getting too big too fast. All the vampires have a werewolf bodyguard, legions of angels . . . and the sewers are bursting with more vampires than rats.
So, I wanted to write a vampire novel. Sounds simple enough, right? For some people, maybe, but not for me. I wanted something . . . new; something [with] meaning beyond just another throwaway tale of fangs and stakes.