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nathan-burgoine's picture
Sep.16.2011
I wasn't going to write a vampire character. You can't go into a bookstore these days without seeing the plethora of vampires (and werewolves, zombies, and angels) on display. They're a hot topic, they sell well, and I couldn't help but feel like if I tried to write a vampire story, I'd just be...
jm-cornwell's picture
Sep.16.2011
He wasn't my first introduction to the night life, but he was the beginning of something more than horror, more than the excitement and shivery thrill I knew. He was dark, dangerous, emotional, and romantic as he sought to replace his lost love, create her anew. He was Barnabas Collins. Disney...
sezin-koehler's picture
Sep.16.2011
One week after being released from Prague’s underground detention facility and Zuzu still cannot stop sneezing. Everywhere she goes, sneeze sneeze sneeze. No matter how many times she blows her nose, how much nasal spray she uses, sinus cleanses with salt water, nothing will stop the violent...
sarah-stone's picture
Sep.15.2011
I asked a writer-friend (okay, full disclosure, the writer friend with whom I’ve spent dozens of hours watching Buffy and Angel, though, unlike me, he never surrendered a precious, never-to-be-recovered week of life to all four of the Twilight books), “Why vampires? Why right now?” He said, “It’s...
sara-kuhns's picture
Sep.15.2011
  When I wrote my novel A SIGH FOR LIFE'S COMPLETION, I was returning to a vampire character who had lived in my thoughts for twenty years:  Paul Christian.  (If you want to know what he thinks about vampires in our culture, I posted a blog he wrote on 12/28/10 http://redroom.com/...
robert-b-smith's picture
Sep.15.2011
This editorial blog appeared mysteriously in my email. It seems to express a different point of view, so I share it here: "Every few years we get a switch in the common fodder. When I was little, everything was a western, and I lived through the waves of lawyers, private eyes, and deep space. Now...
jeffrey-j-mariotte's picture
Sep.15.2011
This week, Red Room (or is it Redrum?) has suggested that we blog about vampires. When I read the invitation, I was conflicted. I have written and collaborated on hundreds of thousands of words about vampires: 11 novels based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off series Angel (including a Buffy/...
claire-perez's picture
Sep.15.2011
Dracula… I read this book years ago while babysitting on a country farm during a very grey weekend.  I enjoyed the story because as a 4th grader, I had rushed home on a daily basis to watch Dark Shadows and the "lives" of Barnabas Collins and friends. Barnabas was a vampire and Dark...
stmarksphd's picture
Sep.15.2011
  Interview with a Vampire with HIV Reporter: So I'm going to ask you right from the gitgo. How is it possible for you to be HIV positive? Vampire: I contracted it from donor. Reporter: A donor? What’d you do rob a blood bank? Vampire: No my sustenance has to be fresh, young lady. Reporter: So...
judith-van-praag's picture
Sep.15.2011
 You may wish to keep a bunch of freshly harvested garlic bulbs nearby when reading the books recommended by Red Room this week. I'd like to add "The Last Jewish Virgin: A Novel of Fate" by Janice Eidus to the pile. The characters drawn by the author come alive on the page, especially when...