Welcome Guest Blogger Daven Anderson!
1.) What is the name of your character?
2.) Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
3.) When and where is the story set?
During the summer of 2011.
4.) What should we know about him/her?
Jack was a Special Olympics champion sprinter, and national record holder for the 400-meter sprint, before his accidental transformation to his current human vampire status.
5.) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
The carnivorous alien Pure vampires, number-one enemy of the human vampires, want Jack to live with them. The Pures do not trust the human vampires to take proper care of Jack, due to the human vampires’ centuries of systematic prejudice against those of their kind who have special needs. The human vampires want Jack to live with them, to prove they have overcome their previous prejudices.
6.) What is the personal goal of the character?
Jack wishes to be fully accepted by his fellow human vampires, and help them work towards peace with the Pures.
7.) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The novel is “Vampire Conspiracy,” book two of the Vampire Syndrome saga. Book One, “Vampire Syndrome,” is available from Amazon, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and other major distributors.
8.) When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
“Vampire Conspiracy” is completed, and the manuscript is currently being edited by PDMI Publishing.
Vampire Syndrome on Kindle (young adult): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMRGKZU
Follow Daven on Twitter @DavenAnderson
Daven grew up reading Dr. Seuss, the Encyclopædia Brittanica and dinosaur books, never suspecting that one day all of those books would play crucial parts as inspiration for the Vampire Syndrome saga. The simple yet infallible wisdom of Theodore Geisel serving as the model for protagonist Jack Wendell. Encyclopædia research inspired Daven to craft unparalleled levels of back story detail, reconciling science and folklore in ways no “vampire novel” has ever done before. And if that large meteor had not impacted the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago, reptiles could easily have evolved into a humanoid form that would bear resemblance to the alien Pure Vampires of Daven’s saga.
Daven accepted the challenge to craft a saga featuring a brave, wise, dignified hero with special needs, which would reach an audience that would never dream of reading a novel like “Forrest Gump.” Like “Gump”, a story where a hero with special needs proves that quick wit and cunning do not equal wisdom. Unlike “Gump”, a story where danger stalks the hero from beginning to end, from Jack’s well-meaning but devious human Vampire compatriots, to the carnivorous alien Pure Vampires that strike fear in the hearts of all human Vampires. Jack struggles to survive and find acceptance in a world where the “human” and the “monster” are one and the same.