Please welcome Joules Taylor to the hotseat today at VampChix! Her recent book, VAMPIRES, hit shelves in October it is beautiful and full of information on our favorite bloodsuckers. One lucky commenter will win a copy of the book, so give Joules some love in the comments! [Winner announced on Wednesday.]
Q: In the book you cite quite a few movies. Are you a vampire movie buff? Can you give us a top 5 list of vampire movies?
Q: I like how you encompass the old vamps as well as the new silver-screen vamps. Do you think the vampire is at its peak in the media right now? Will we ever tire of reading about and watching vampires?
JT: To answer the last question first, I hope not! The idea of the vampire is endlessly fascinating, and the thought of how he will cope as life becomes increasingly more complicated certainly provides plenty of scope for creativity. I have no doubt that those with a long-standing passion for vampires will continue to enjoy new films and books. I do feel that the modern breed of vampires – Mick St John (Moonlight) and the Cullens (Twilight) – with their ability to endure sunlight have weakened the whole mythos, however. It makes them too powerful, and reduces any sympathy we might feel for them.
Q: The design of the book is simply gorgeous. As the author do you have a hand in selecting the pictures and the actual page design?
Q: Why do you think the vampire is so appealing to us, despite its horrific beginnings (or maybe because of its horror factor)?
Q: Will we see future books about vampires from you? If so, can you give us a hint to the content?
JT: Non-fiction books are often commissioned by the publisher, which is how I ended up writing Vampires: I’d be very happy to write more on the subject. Or on associated subjects – my knowledge of demons is quite extensive too!
Here’s the same 5 questions we ask every guest:
Dark or Light?
Dead or Undead?