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The interview on PodioRacket is now available. You can find it here.
It gets into some of the behind the scenes things that didn’t make it into to book, and some of the inspiration behind it.
Use this post to comment on Episodes 16-17.
Episode 16 – Catherine and Chris make perpetrations for the final battle, while a new threat captures the attention of the public.
Episode 17 – The Final Episode. Chris and Catherine throw a party.
This is something that ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses will find funny, but leave everyone else scratching their heads and saying “Huh?”
Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that oral and anal sex, even between married people, is wrong, because gay people do it. (Gay people also kiss and hold hands, but somehow that doesn’t count.) This is one of their many doctrines that have changed back and forth over the years. Sometimes it’s a disfellowshiping offense, sometimes it’s not. I’m not sure of their current stance on it, but whatever it is, you can be sure it will change in the future. (JWs scorn other churches that make changes in doctrine, but changes in their doctrine are “new truths” to be celebrated and embraced.)
Since JWs are programmed to self-censor anything from outside their organization, I’ve created this piece for them. It consists entirely of watchtower quotes, read verbatim, over sexy music.
JW_Porn Left click to play, right click to download. NSFW.
Use this entry to comment on Episodes 12-13
Episode 12 – Vampire Lore. Catherine gives Chris a bit of training.
Episode 13 – Consummation. Finally!
Episode 14 – The One Law. Catherine ponders the implications of breaking The One Law.
Episode 15 – – Bloody Amateur. The newest vamp makes a mess of things.
Podioracket is a podcast that interviews podiobook authors. Their latest episode featured your truly.
You can find it here.
Use this post to comment on episodes 7 – 11. Since I doubt you’ve committed the numbers to memory, here’s a reminder (warning: spoilers).
Episode 7 – This Old House – Catherine finds a new place and settles in. Eddie gets even, then wishes he hadn’t.
Episode 8 – Welcome. Go Away! Welcome. Catherine welcomes Chris into her home. She’s threatened by one group of vampires in The City, then welcomed by others.
Episode 9 – The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life. Catherine offers Chris eternal life, and gives him a small sample of the pleasure it entails.
Episode 10 – Decisions, Decisions. Chris makes his decision.
Episode 11 – The conversion. Some conversions are harder than others.
Episode 6 is now available. It’s a bit on the short side, but it packs a punch.
When I first wrote this book I gave the Thompson’s infant a different disease, a real illness I thought required a blood exchange shortly after birth. I later discovered that in the 80s, when the story takes place, transfusions weren’t used as treatment. Getting trivial facts right is very important in fiction, otherwise the story is ruined for anyone who spots the mistake. I searched for other illnesses (and they had to be genetic, so the parents knew it was coming) that would require a newborn to get blood transfusions, but couldn’t find one. So I invented one, but was having trouble coming up with a good name for it.
I had been listening to Scott Sigler’s “Infected.” Scott used the names of well-known podcasters for past victims of his disease, and it brought a smile to my face every time he did it. And considering that “Infected” (and the sequel, “Contagious”, which is a New York Times Best Seller) are about ghastly diseases, I thought naming the illness after him would be a great inside joke. I sent him an e-mail asking permission and received a one word reply: “Cool!”
And thus “Sigler’s Syndrome” was born.
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