Happy MCA Day dear readers. I know there’s another really famous day people are celebrating today, but I’ve seen some animosity online about it (I guess we’re all getting a bit touchy) so I’m choosing to celebrate a different special day this year. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, MCA (Adam Yauch) from the Beastie Boys died (far too young) on May 4th, 2012.
Today, I’d like to talk about one of my favorite authors: Anne Rice.
The featured image was first used in a post about how I came to be in possession of the books shown. Click here to read it.
When I was 20 or so, a friend of mine lent me her copy of Interview with the Vampire. I devoured it. I couldn’t get enough of Louis and Claudia. Even Lestat, bad guy that he was, got under my skin and found a permanent place in my heart. I had never read anything like it. And to find out there was a series and a whole universe of the sexy, mysterious, melancholic vampires out there. I needed to know more, to read more, about them.
Over the years, I’ve read several other vampire authors, and don’t get me wrong, I love finding a new series or a new author, but I can never forget the influence that Anne Rice has had on me and on my writing.
Who are your influences? Or, do you find yourself gravitating toward the same person, writing style, genre? Leave me a comment and let me know.
I said I would. And I did.
I uploaded the ebook version of my novel, Turning Point, to Amazon.com tonight.
It’s not available yet but will be soon…watch this space!
Thank you again to my friends and family for supporting me in this journey. It’s been a lonnnnnng time comin’.