Friday, July 31, 2009
Heather Brewer is the author of the Vladimir Tod series, whose books include Eighth Grade Bites, Ninth Grade Slays, and Tenth Grade Bleeds. You can visit her at http://heatherbrewer.com/.
What three words would you use to describe your series?
Easy! Those would be the three words that made me realize what I should be writing about: unpopular teenage vampire.
But if I had to choose three different words, I'd choose: real, funny, and action-y.
What element(s) make(s) the Vladimir Tod series unique?
It seems that they're are shelves and shelves of books out there about a girl who falls in love with a vampire...but no one ever talks about the vampire. That's what my series is about, the vampire's POV. It's also a fast-paced, action packed series that will appeal to reluctant readers, something I'm immensely proud of.
If you could have any supernatural power, which would it be and why?
I'd want the ability to turn invisible. Handy for embarrassing moments, plus it would make pulling pranks on people unbelievably awesome.
What supernatural books (or books) have influenced you the most?
The biggest would be the classic of classics, Bram Stoker's Dracula. Of course, I found the book to be highly amusing. But then, I laugh at Nosferatu...
What supernatural read are you itching to read?
Without a doubt, HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler. It's about a teenage girl with an eating disorder who gets chosen as the new Famine (one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse).