Hello, friends, strangers, and people who are not so strange!
I have been nominated for the Vampire Lover Blog Award by Francis Franklin. Please enjoy his entry at http://alinameridon.wordpress.com/. My entry will be spread over a number of posts. If you have a blog (or would like to start one), feel free to write me and ask for a nomination.
- You must be a vampire.
- Link back to the one who nominated you.
- Display the Vampire Lover Blog Award image.
- State 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the list at
- State these rules.
- Nominate (and notify) at least 3 fellow bloggers.
I’ll start off, then, by sharing 11 facts about myself. Why 11? Don’t know, but 11 seems to be the popular number for this contest. Who am I to complain?
- I am a committed Christian (never been committed to an asylum—though there could always be a first time).
- Some of my fellow Christians think I shouldn’t be writing about vampires—a fact I find odd, considering they have no hesitation in reading, talking, or writing about Satan himself.
- I would never have guessed many years ago that I would be writing about vampires.
- I’ve had a number of dreams that have become stories, but the most obvious indicator was the one that inspired my novel-in-progress: I was the main character experiencing several scenes and then dreamed I was telling a friend I had had a dream that was a good idea for a story.
- I put a lot of stock into my dreams; some are prophetic, like those of the book’s main character, Mary.
- I don’t write about vampires because I “love” them; I write about them because they make such good metaphors for many realities: sin, evil, appetite gone amok, human need, etc.
- Sparkly vampires make me shudder (not with fear but with disgust).
- I also write plays, poetry, memoirs, short stories, and songs, and I do editing.
- I had great fun letting two of my vampires write the answers to all twenty-nine questions that were submitted, and then had to choose the best answers to post here; the other three answered fewer than all.
- The views expressed below are unlikely to reflect my own. (Do I really need a disclaimer for any intelligent reader of fiction?)
- I advise you not to trust a vampire to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Before the five vampires who have agreed to be interviewed take the stage, I will name three authors whom I nominate. I know I am supposed to nominate bloggers, and I’m only sure one of the three has a blog that would be appropriate, but the bloggers I know have already been nominated. So I have reached out to some more well-known writers. We shall see whether they will take up the challenge. They are . . . drumroll, please . . .
I wanted to also nominate Andrew Fox, but I don’t know how to get ahold of him. And JR Ward, but I haven’t found evidence she has a blog, either, although she is on Facebook.