When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.
About the Author: George Earl Parker is an Author, Singer/Songwriter, and an Artist.
As director of the short film The Yellow Submarine Sandwich, included in Eric Idle’s pseudo-documentary of a band called the Rutles, Parker received accolades, awards, and a showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
His art has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country, and three of his songs have climbed the European Country Music Association charts.
Vampyre Blood-Eight Pints of Trouble is his first novel. He currently lives in California where he continues working on music, and his second book.
Hi George Earl
Welcome to Paperback Writer
Q: Will you share with us how you came up with the idea for this book?
A: It started out being a different beast altogether. I had an idea that if a lawyer somehow got vampyre blood he would be utterly ruthless, and he could really live up to being a lawyer. But as I began to ruminate on the idea Count Dracula became the central focus. How did he get to be who he was? What if he had no idea? How could he change things?
Q: Do you plan your stories first with an outline or does it come to you as write it?
A: I have to have a plan or I would wander around endlessly.
Q: Do you know the end of the story at the beginning?
A: Yes I have a shrewd idea, but then something always happens that surprises me.
Q: Do you have a process for developing your characters?
A: I let them speak and think, and then they tell you who they are.
Q: It is said that authors write themselves into their characters. Is there any part of you in your characters and what they would be?
A: I am in every character I write, even the ones I dislike.
Q: What is your most favorite part about this book?
A: The characters that interact seamlessly with the story and amplify its themes, purely by being who they are.
Q: When in the process of writing your book did you begin to look for a publisher?
A: Yes, but it was a mistake.
Q: What struggles have you had on the road to being published?
A: Constant rejection comes to mind, like a spotty teenager at a school dance.
Q: What has been the best part about being published?
A: The editing process.
Q: What do you want readers to remember and carry with them after reading your novel?
A: That transformation isn’t always the easiest process, but it is definitely preferable to stagnation.
Q: Do you have plans to write another book?
A: Yes I am working on my next book now.
Q: Where can readers find a copy of your book?
A: At BookLocker.com
Q: Do you have a website for readers to go to?
Thank you, George Earl for sharing your book and characters with us today. It has been a pleasure.