An Interview with Author Lena Hillbrand
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Q. Pitch us your book!
A. Draven is just another law-abiding vampire citizen in a world ruled by vampires—until one night he catches Cali, an escaped human. What begins as one small act of defiance against his society forever alters the course of his mundane life when he vows to purchase the human, whatever the cost.
Q. What compelled you to write this particular story?
A. I had read a couple other vampire books where the vampires were very powerful and even had superpowers. I wondered why they didn’t try to dominate humans, since they were clearly capable. Plus, they’re the next step up on the food chain, so it makes sense that they’d control the human population. I decide to write a book (or seven) about it.
Q. Did you stumble upon any interesting facts or trivia or insights while writing and/or researching your book? How did you incorporate this into your work?
A. I did some research on vampires, which was very interesting and fun! I got to learn a lot of different vampire lore from all different countries. I think the only unplanned thing that made it into my books was an incubus slipped into one after I read about them.
Q. Pitch us your next book and/or project!
A. That’s easy! My next book is the next book in the series. It’s called The Vigilantes. You might think you know what it’s about after reading the first one, but it definitely won’t be what people are expecting. Or at least I don’t think so.
Q. What are a few of your favourite things (books/movies/comics/hobbies, etc?)
A. I love reading, talking about books, writing, etc. Also I scrapbook when I have time and try to spend time outside when I can. My love of nature makes it into most of my books. And I love music, chocolate, funny movies, and my family, although not in that order!
Q. Favourite cookie?
A. Homemade oatmeal raisin.
Q. Where can we find more of you (website/blog/twitter/goodreads, etc.)?