So, I didn’t know I was into werewolves until I wrote my novel. Didn’t I tell you it was about werewolves? I was always more of a vampire fan. I love almost everything vampire. Anne Rice, Kindred: the Embraced, the Historian, the Last Vampire, Vamped, Night Watch. I even went on a self-guided Dracula tour of Romania. I didn’t go to Bran Castle. I went to Poenari Castle, because that was the real deal. I’d show you pictures, but you won’t believe how lame I am: I loaded the film wrong! This was in the days before digital cameras became popular. When I went to collect my pictures from the one hour developer, the clerk apologetically told me one whole roll didn’t come out.
“Oh well. Vampires don’t show up on film anyway,” I said to cheer myself up.
“Did you go to a convention?” the clerk asked me, a little too excited.
My book actually started out as a vampire novel, then I got massive writer’s block. I couldn’t continue and nothing worked until I figured out it was really about werewolves. I went through what I had done and changed everything. And from there, it just flowed. But I was really glad that I got to keep my favorite line. It occurs just after my main character realizes that she has become a werewolf, and she is talking with another werewolf who explains things to her.
“I assume you’re familiar with the literature.”
By “the literature,” I could only assume he meant Little Red Riding Hood or Beowulf. Oh dear Lord, was I living in a world where Twilight was considered literature?
Who is your favorite werewolf? Who is your favorite vampire? If a vampire and a werewolf were to get into a fight, who would win?