Ask Juliette is a regular Thursday feature on Vampire Maman. Questions are from my readers. Feel free to add your own comments and suggestions.
Quite a few of my readers have asked me the same question.
Juliette, when are you going to turn your blog into a book?
Funny you should ask. Tomorrow I have the opportunity to speak (pitch my work) to a literary agent who likes the kind of stuff I write, especially the historic aspects of the work.
I should be excited. Give me a glass of wine and good company at a party and everyone wants me to talk about my blog. On the other hand sitting in front of a stranger and trying to explain why she should take time out of her busy career and represent my work, well, makes me so nervous that you’d think I was meeting with a bunch of angry Vampire hunters. I feel kind of sick. Or worse I’ll get a deer-in-the-headlights stare and a luke warm thank you.
The wonderful blogger John from monkeybellhop.com said of my work:
“An interesting hybrid of family and societal observations from the perspective of a mother who also happens to be a vampire. That Vampire Maman, aka Juliette, is a highly innovative and insightful writer with a gift for creating a fantasy world within a “real” world context.”
Where do I start?
I could keep with the Vampire parenting theme, keeping with the stories about raising my Vampire children in a world in which they are different from everyone else.
Aside from children I also take care of elders. Tellias and Eleora look like young adults, but they’re over 2,000 years old and act like senior citizens. Everyone loves them. They make us laugh, yet, they also break our hearts, like normal old people.
Last night was our last back to school night. My youngest is a senior in high school. After this year I won’t have anymore crazy middle school or high school stories. It will be a new beginning for this blog with GROWN Vampire children. But back to the book idea…
I’ve already outlined a series based on the adventures of my brother’s and me. Each book would focus on a different brother (due to their different personalities) and the last book would be about my brother Val and me. Since Val and I are so close in age most of his exciting adventures were with me.
You know, I was kind of thinking this would be kind of like a Nora Roberts type trilogy/series where each friend/sibling has their own book, but they all end up together in the last book. But don’t worry, as much as I love her work, I would not copy her. I’m just using her books as an example.
Book 1: Max (Maxwell) the Eldest. The alpha Vampire enforcer type. He has all sorts of problems with demons, selkies, fallen angels, Vampire hunters, werewolves, his brother Andy, and of course women. He has a lot of issues with women.
Book 2: Andy (Andrew) the funny opera singer who is always getting in and out of trouble. He is most famous for the story “Morning at the Vineyard.” He also throws a great house party, and is always popular with the unicorns, and pixies, not to mention middle aged college professors.
Book 3: Aaron is a husband, father, attorney, and Vampire. He sometimes helps his Vampire Hunter friend Austin Durant (of The Hunter, Austin and Elizabeth Stories) take care of rogue Vampires, and rogue Vampire Hunters.
Book 4. Juliette and Val (Valentine). We’ve had a lot of adventures across three centuries. Just the other day I called him to ask if he remembered a party we went to in the 1880’s. On the other end of the phone was a pause then a low laugh. Yes, he remembered. Along with other adventures on the road and closer to home.
All four books would go from the past when we were children during the California Gold Rush, to today with the challenges of modern Vampire life.
I’ll soon be revising and editing my short story collection “Morning at the Vineyard,” I’ll keep you posted on that one.
So would you like to see books based on this blog? Would you read it based on what you’ve already read from me? Do you like my work enough to keep reading more than just a blog post?
I also have the serial fantasy novel “Girl in the Woods,” going here. There are the ever so popular “Vampire Diary” series with Vlad the Vampire King. The Austin and Elizabeth stories are popular too. Eleora and Tellias could also have a stand alone book of their own.
Let me know what you think.
How old are you? Could you give me your birth date?
If you try to catfish me or do anything stupid I’ll send some really nasty and mean Vampires after you. And they WILL find you.
Do you like drinking blood?
Why is it always about blood? There are so many good food bloggers out there who have far more interesting things to offer a reader than my eating habits.
But to answer your question… yes, and sometimes more than yes, but I usually don’t even think about it.
And come to think about it – that is kind of a rude question for someone to ask a Vampire.
Ask Juliette (Ask A Vampire) is a regular Thursday feature on Vampiremaman.com
If you have a question about anything from romance, to parenting, to paranormal, to family drama, to writing, to history, to fashion, or whatever, just ask. I’ll do my best to answer.
Just email your questions to: juliettevampiremom @ gmail. com
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman