The vampires in Burden Kansas are a bit different. But then again, most vampires are a bit different, because 1. you can’t include the entire vampire mythos in one creature and 2. the monster should suit the story. I discuss some of the factors that go into creating a vampire in a guest post over at Katie Salidas’ blog. I think it’s a very interesting topic, and I’d love to get a discussion going in the comments. What traits do you think are essential for a vampire?
In other news, I should be receiving the proofs for the paper version of Burden Kansas tomorrow! I’m very excited. I’ve had stories printed in several books and a journal. And really, I’m an e-book devotee now. I strongly prefer reading text on my Kindle. But I’m as giggly and giddy as a tufted titmouse at the prospect of holding the first paper book that’s all mine! Hopefully they’ll be error-free and the book will be available for sale next week.
In more important news, did you know that TV’s Frank from MST3K is active on Twitter?!?! Well, he is: @FrankConniff
I think I’m suffering from vitamin D deficiency. I’m planning to sit outside and read for awhile today. But I’m looking out the window, and it just looks terrifying out there. So we’ll see.