Monday, September 28, 2015
I want to apologize for the lack of updates lately. I'm attending university and have a major exam coming up this Thursday and am studying like crazy. Let me tell you, Pre-Calculus and I just do not see eye-to-eye very easily. Luckily, my wife, the graduate with the B. S. in Mathematics, is helping tutor me, so hopefully I'll do all right.
But rest assured, once the exam is over on Thursday, I'll be working on continuing the current story about the "Theater" which has several poignant memories for our favorite vampyre, Nathan
Also I wanted to let you all know that "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" is on schedule to be released this December, as planned. The book will be available in paperback, and the following e-book formats: Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, etc. I decided against going exclusively with Kindle for this book, after a number of readers asked if it would be available for Apple and Nook.
Currently the 2nd draft is fully under way, and I'll be sending it out to beta-readers soon, so stay tuned.
That's all for now. I thank you for your patience and continued support. I'm really looking forward to unleashing Nathan and company on you all come December, where all the characters who've been leaving entries on this blog will come together in one epic story.
Note: Image above is NOT necessarily the finalized cover.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Welcome to my newest project, "The Vampyre Blogs", the precursor to my novel of the same title that will be coming out in December of this year. It will be my first attempt at a vampire story that will take place around Christmas, hence the timing of the book's release.
The purpose of this blog is part experiment, part entertainment.
The experiment comes in the form of introducing the audience to various characters who will be appearing in the novel, before you ever get to read the book. I will be posting entries by the various characters on this blog, just as if they were making entries on their own blogs, or in a private diary or journal. This format (using journals, diaries, and even letters) was used by Bram Stoker, to create his classic novel "Dracula". So in tribute to the 'master' I am following a similar pattern but using blog and electronic journal entries for my novel. I'm taking advantage of doing the blog you are reading to get reactions from my possible readers and get some feedback. I am also hoping to gain more insight to the characters themselves as I write their entries on this blog, so I will be more familiar with them when I begin the actual novel.
The entertainment part of this blog involves letting you the reader get to know some of the characters in advance, aspects of their lives, personality, loves, hates, etc. Some of them you may find irritating, others sympathetic. While still some you might not be able to fully make your mind up just yet. But remember, the purpose of any novel is for characters to grow and change in the course of the story itself.
This endeavor is a huge step for me and I hope, you will find the entries both informative and entertaining. Please note, that NONE of these entries will appear in the book itself. It wouldn't be fair to let you all read these posts and then turn around and ask you to pay for having them put together into book form. I prefer to give these as a gift to my readers so you can know a bit more about who you will be meeting and learning more about their motivations and histories. Some of this same material may get touched on in the novel itself for those totally new to the storyline, but you will have a more in depth insight into things by following this blog.
For now I will leave you with this final note: the next entry will be posted by Mr. Nathaniel Steward, born January 1st, 1845 in what would later become West Virginia during the American Civil War.