What you think is "real" about vampires may in fact be the fictional invention of one man -- Bram Stoker, the Irish author whose 1897 novel, Dracula, ignited an entire vampire industry that is still going strong.
At one seminar the writers discussed where they mustered their inspiration to write about vampires. How they mined from the depths of their popular cultural childhoods of cartoons, comic books and soda pop tops.
I love Serbia and I love the lyrical language. Slowly I penetrate, lazily learning words, identifying enough so I can spy on conversations. I find the old city of Belgrade genteel as a dowager with its ancient streets and tiled, slouching village houses and balconies topped with potted red flowers.
In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."
While sharp teeth were a constant of vampire literature, that was not the case for depictions of vampires in stage and screen. In the case of theatrical plays, the idea of wearing fake teeth was likely just an impractical one.
Having stumbled upon the supernatural secrets during a bender in the Carpathian mountains, I am happy to now share these highly unorthodox and somewhat unethical methods with the adventurous and the tweetaholic.
My last job was the toughest stretch to contend with. It was a grueling and demanding job and I often worked long hours. In the winter, I'd get to work before the sun came up, and I'd leave long after the sun went down.
"Ms. Lee--or, as her family and friends call her, Ms. Lee--wanted to try her hand at a novel that would appeal more directly to younger audiences," says Colton LaFenrois, a publicist for Random Del Collins House.