Today’s interview is with William Bove, author of the very original vampire novel Once Upon a Grave!
For those of you who thinks all vampire stories are alike, think again. This is a unque story of a young vampiress’ amazing story of self-discovery. This is definitely a must-read for all vampire and horror fans!
Amazon Book Description:
Against the backdrop of the Great Depression , a group of young vampires move through the nights. Barns and shacks decorated in corpses are the only landmarks to their presence. Within the group a quiet rebellion grows and with it the means to tear them apart. Blood and death always carry with it a truth.
What gave you the idea for your book Once Upon a Grave?
I wanted to write a horror story that was a return to vampires as monsters. To take a departure from the romantic vampire. However the image of the romantic vampire is one I greatly love and enjoy.
What got you into writing sci-fi/horror?
When I was 6 years old I was introduced to Edgar Allan Poe by my father. He read the “Masque of The Red Death” to me. I sat back in spell bound wonderment at Poe’s style. I knew then that words were living breathing things with their own soul and desires. The symbolism Poe uses in his writing filled me with such passion and excitement. It was then that I knew I was to Be a writer and my insides from then on showed me how and helped me. . What is your favorite book (other than your own book, of course) and why?
I would have to say that one of my favorite books is Anne Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire”. She gave her vampires dimensions and a texture the public could not only relate to but understand.
What are you doing next?
Finishing up my vampire trilogy which many are eagerly awaiting every time I talk to them, entering every anthology I can, and continuing to write for “Purgatory” magazine. An online horror magazine created by Thomas Smith that I have been writing for for several years now.
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Never let anyone tell you that you are not good enough. Keep writing and write all the time. Talk to people about writing. Mold and shape yourself into the author you want to be. Let no one stop you. Let the writing become a strength that wells up within you all the time and everyday. You will succeed and you will have what you want.
Links for the author and his book:
Amazon page for “Once Upon A Grave.”: http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Grave-William-Bove/dp/149366543X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441438231&sr=1-1&keywords=once+upon+grave
GoodRead’s page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7432217.William_Bove-Goodreads
JEA Author page http://www.jellingtonashton.com/william-bove.html-
Barnes and Noble page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/once-upon-a-grave-william-bove/1117471333?ean=9781493665433-