My recent interview with Stefanie from Flanders, Belgium (how cool is that?!?!?) contained some really interesting questions, including:
- Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
- Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? ?
- If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
Below is my answer to that last question. To read the interview, visit #Interview #QandAs with Shea Oliver @sheaoliver, author from The Betrayal of Ka.
It would have to be Bram Stoker’s Dracula. When we meet him, he’s already got the castle, minions, and wealth. I want to hear the back story – how and when he became a vampire. I love the vampire culture that’s grown since that novel was written, but like so many others, I’d love to meet the original Dracula.
Even as a little boy, I wanted to be a vampire. We’ve built all these narratives about how and why he drinks blood and takes the lives of others. Is it like so many things in that the real answer is simple, but because we don’t understand, we make it complicated? Like so many supernatural characters, we’ve created a multitude of variations. I’d love to be the one that has the first conversation with the “real prince of darkness.” And yes, we’d skip the tea and drink the blood of virgins served in elegant crystal wine glasses.