About: The One And Only Z

I'm the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, as well as the spin-off series, The Slayer Chronicles, The Cemetery Boys, The Blood Between Us, Madness, and too many short stories to count. Also, I like cats. Oh, and I run this forum. Probably poorly.

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Lust for Blood

I have a theory.

Everyone, on some level, digs vampire stories.

How else can you explain society’s fascination with the undead? For years, stories of vampires have been told and retold and so-called evidence of their existence has been offered (I'm thinking here of Vlad Tepes' empty grave). Writers, poets, filmmakers have returned to their bloody theme with impassioned abandon. Even Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1788) can be quoted as saying, "If ever there was in the world

Giving Up The Bite

Is vampire fiction losing its popularity?

I'm not talking with the readers of vamp fic, but the writers. Clearly, authors like Laurell K. Hamilton and Katie MacAlister are still very much in love with telling tales about bloodsuckers, but according to an interview with Poppy Z. Brite that I stumbled upon recently and Anne Rice's notorious Amazon.com defense, some authors are just plain tired of of writing about vampires. Or maybe

To Blog Or Not To Blog…

...that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of...ah, fugghedaboutit!

I've gone back and forth on the issue of blogging. Many writers view blogging as an excellent way to promote your work. Many poo-poo the notion. Many are still on the fence about it. Me? I'm hanging off the fence with ripped shorts and my leg wrapped around my head, praying I don't fall and break a leg...or worse,

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