Daily Archives: 7 August 2013

Guest Post on “The Underground Treehouse”

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Have a guest post on the blog “The Underground Treehouse” for my book duology The Vampire Noctuaries. Here’s a highlight…
Why are vampires so popular? Why did they evolve from spooky undead into romanticized antiheroes?

Well, before I answer that question, let me say this – I have no idea… but I sure can fake it. One thing I loathe about people who fancy themselves intellectuals is their uncanny conceit in pontificating on topics as though their assessments are uncontested oracles of truth. No, they’re not. We can come up with convincing theories and well-constructed hypothesis, we may even be able to trick people into thinking we’ve given a concrete answer, but the truth is, the human spirit is a fickle thing and none can say for certain why sociological trends proliferate at certain times more than others.

Having prefixed my opinions with said caveat, permit me to get terribly pompous and pretend to know the answer. Shall I? Here goes…
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