What inspired the book The Waking: Dreams of the Dead?
Possibly the coolest thing about vampires is that they can be adapted to tell almost any kind of story. There are terrifying vampires and beautiful vampires, brooding vampires and funny vampires. But most of the vampires we see in books and movies and on TV these days all spring from the same European origins. I've always been fascinated by the other variations. Japan has no vampire myth as we know it, but a number of the evil spirits and demons in their folklore are vampiric in nature, and I wanted to explore that. I also wanted to do something that would be very creepy, with a classic horror style isolation. I hope I've achieved that, and I've certainly enjoyed exploring these Japanese spins of the vampire tale.
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Follow The Waking blog tour to learn more about Dreams of the Dead, the first book in this thrilling YA series, and its author, Thomas Randall.
Monday, September 28th: An interview with Little Willow at Bildungsroman
Tuesday, September 29th: Author Q&A with Courtney Summers
Wednesday, September 30th: The Mind of a Girl, a guest blog about writing from the female POV, at readergirlz
Thursday, October 1st: Strange Girl in a Strange Land, a guest blog about researching Japanese culture, at lectitans
Friday, October 2nd: An interview at Sarah's Random Musings
Friday, October 2nd: An interview at Steph Su Reads
Monday, October 5th: The Cold Open, a guest blog about writing mysteries, at Books By Their Cover
Tuesday, October 6th: An interview with Kim Baccellia
Tuesday, October 6th: An interview with BookChic
Wednesday, October 7th: An interview at Presenting Lenore
Thursday, October 8th: Special post for Michelle at GalleySmith
Friday, October 9th: Last stop with Kelsey at Just Blinded Book Reviews