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7 Interesting Facts About the Original Novel of Dracula

Dracula may not have been the first vampire story, but it blended elements of myth, legend, drama, horror and romance (and a distinctly British perspective) to create the modern vampire novel. Interestingly, however, many people have not actually read the … Continue reading

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Conventional Attitudes- what I learned about promoting my book at Rhode Island Comic Con

Only have a minute? Here’s the quicky version: Indie sci-fi and fantasy authors can have a great time selling at comic book¬†conventions- if you are willing to have the right attitude, including: 1- Regarding comic cons as a unique opportunity. … Continue reading

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The Official Cover Sketch!

Well you’ve seen the rough thumbnails, the first alternative, and second alternative covers, and now here is the finalist, which- I think- really highlights the cover artist’s skill at portraying faces (The sober-looking dude below is VampCon’s protagonist, Jonathan Stoker) … Continue reading

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Early Alternate Cover

Here’s one alternate cover that we didn’t go with. It was based on my suggestion of showing Jonathan running in front of two tall office building that play a prominent role in the story. It didn’t quite work out, but … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Heroes

This is the truth; I have never smoked a cigarette, cigar, or pipe in my life. I’ve never tried chewing tobacco or any other tobacco product, and I am well aware of the health hazards posed by tobacco, yet I … Continue reading

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Cover Artist- Jonathan Banchick

Hi folks, I realize that I’ve been totally remiss in introducing my cover artist! He is Jonathan Banchick of Weymouth, Massachusetts, which is about 25 minute from my house, and that’s quite a coincidence, actually, because the publisher who bought … Continue reading

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What is this thing you call “VampCon” ?

A number of people have asked me about VampCon, and what kind of book it is. I want to begin by stating that it is nothing like Anne Rice’s vampire stories, nor is it anything like the Twilight series. In … Continue reading

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