Local Color and Vampire Inspiration: The Big Easy

I’ve talked previously about the inspirations for my vampire novel series, The Matriarch Vampires. The central West Virginia locations, Glenville State College, and the character nods. After shelving the original first drafts of the book two decades earlier, why did I feel it was time to dust them off and finally finish the story? One … More Local Color and Vampire Inspiration: The Big Easy

The Vampire’s Privilege

Why vampires? As an author with vampire series, it’s a question I hear often. The short answer is because people still like them…and so do I. To my mind, it is perfectly understandable why people continue to identify with vampires. It isn’t about becoming a reanimated corpse or the need for blood; it’s the promise … More The Vampire’s Privilege