None of the classic horror archetypes has undergone such renovation in recent years as the vampire. I tried to put into words my take on the modern evolution of this staple of folklore and mythology. Thank you to Red Tash for the opportunity to guest post my thoughts on her blog as part of the Indie Writers Unite! blog tour. The full text can be found here: http://redtash.com/post/10725470418/vampire-friend-or-foe.
Archive for September, 2011
Today, as part of the Indie Writers Unite! blog tour, I have author G. W. Jefferies in the studio to talk about his latest mindbending work, The Strange Fall of Marlon Applewood.
Author and Poet, G.W. Jefferies is a native Texan. A writer of contemporary and dystopian fiction, Jefferies’ themes of counter-culture and dystopian views are usually included in some form in his works. Jefferies’ influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk, William S. Burroughs, and George Orwell.
I started writing seriously in September 2009. Since that time, I have learned a great deal about the craft of writing, mostly through trial and error combined with self-study. There are things I know now that would have greatly influenced my earlier work, if I had known better. Then again, the exercise of simply making the attempt was an education in and of itself.
Today, I commented on a few blogs, something I almost never do. But then I read what I wrote, and thought that perhaps the words might contain some small kernel of wisdom, so I have adapted them here into a single essay. (more…)
I am giving away ten copies of Moonlight, the third book in my vampire series Pact Arcanum. Details can be found at Goodreads.com: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/14355-moonlight-pact-arcanum-book-three.