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Archive | March, 2011

“…I have read so many different novels from a wide variety of authors and numerous films all of which have their own impression of vampire mythology. I think people are so enchanted with the mythology of vampires because there is an innate romanticism about the concept of forbidden love and eternal life.”

March 25, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Jessica Cartwright: Jessica Cartwright lives in Sydney Australia with her husband and loveable but hyperactive dog Phoenix. She is currently working on her second instalment of the Fallen Grace trilogy, Hidden Splendour which she hopes to release in late 2011. Jessica enjoys escaping into her novels and creating characters that people can relate […]

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“When I was in Los Angeles on a book tour, I saw tables of silent teenagers texting each other instead of talking to each other. I immediately thought: what if I wrote a book for them, one they could read on their phones? Something that uses their language and format? Kids today read more than ever before, but they’re reading screens instead of pages. What does that mean for books? I think it means that we need new books for them.”

March 18, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Bekka Black: After a childhood often spent without electricity and running water, Bekka Black (pseudonym for author Rebecca Cantrell) escaped the beautiful wilderness of Talkeetna, Alaska for indoor plumbing and 24/7 electricity in Berlin, Germany. Used to the cushy lifestyle, she discovered the Internet in college and has been wasting time on it […]

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“Very few of us are heroes, and all of us at some point in our lives are villains whether we know it or not, whether we want to admit it or not, and that’s how I see the vampires in my story. They’re predators, that’s how they survive, so people view them as dreadful, evil creatures, but is a snake evil, is a crocodile or shark evil?”

March 15, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Michael Smith: Caballo Blue’s Michael Smith is an art director living in Chicago with his two crazy macaws, Mitch and Bruno. He sometimes let’s his imagination run wild. When did you begin work on “Caballo Blue”? What would you like your potential readers to know about it? I began writing the story in […]

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“My starting point was that I wanted my vampires to be indisputably the bad guys; that was very much a reaction to (though not a criticism of) a lot of recent literature which looks at vampires in a different way. I wanted to get back to the monsters of my childhood. It turns out that that’s tricky to keep going – and to keep interesting – over five books, so I have to invent new ways for them to be bad.”

March 11, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Jasper Kent: Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England in 1968. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham and went on to study Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specialising in physics. Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, whilst also working on writing […]

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” I had a mission – to produce a publication that would unite vampire fans from all around the world. From an initial plan to produce a small fanzine, I decided I wanted to produce a ‘proper’ mag. I needed it to sit amongst shelves in stores across the world.”

March 7, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Arlene Russo [Bite me Magazine] Arlene Russo is editor and founder of Bite me magazine, the UK’s only glossy magazine dedicated to vampires and the supernatural, which she launched single-handedly in 1999. She has been shortlisted three times for the Periodical Publishers Association’s Scottish Magazine Awards for ‘Editor of the Year and also […]

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