Welcome to the last day of the Prelude to Madness blog tour, getting ready for Noree Cosper's awesome vampire novel, A Prescription for Delirium. Enjoy this awesome interview with the author.
What was your inspiration for Prescription for Delirium?
The characters came from a table top roleplaying game I played with my friends. So a lot of the story came from that. Other parts came from different stories, myths and legends about vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night.
What is your favorite vampire book? Movie?
Hmm, so hard to choose. Twi—no, I can’t say that with a straight face. Right now, I would have to say favorite novel would be “Queen of the Damned” by Anne Rice. Favorite movie would be “Let me In.” Which makes me think I really need to read “Let the Right One In,” which is the novel the movie was based on.
Tell us a little bit about your writing process.
This is still a work in progress, so bear with me. Usually my stories start out with a basic idea and a few scenes that play out over and over in my head. I put together my cast. I outline the scenes. Usually this is nothing really in depth, just a summary of what I want to happen, and the motivations of the characters. Then I write.
Who is your favorite Van Helsing brother in your novel, and why?
Adrian. There are so many different reasons. One of the main reasons is that I have a thing for arrogant men, especially, when they have the intelligence to back it up.
What was the hardest scene to write? The easiest?
This is a difficult question because I actually had to rewrite about 80 of the novel. It changed so much from the first draft that I wrote. I supposed you could say the hardest would be the sex scene that made it into the novel. Easiest for me would be the prologue. I was really in the zone when I wrote that.
Can you tell us more about Gabriella's unusual aura powers?
Well, Gabby can see aura, souls, and spirits. She can tell is a person is possessed or even influenced by other forces. The spirits she sees on the brothers are more symbolic while the possession is showing the demon being there. I can’t say a whole lot more, but sight is just the beginning.
What can we expect from your next work?
I’m working on the second book in the series, the continuation of the Van Helsing Organization. This takes place in New York and you get introduced to more supernatural beings.
The obligatory question . . . what is your best advice for aspiring authors?
Write what you love. Don’t spend too much time worrying about market trends. You love for what you write about will show through in your novel.
Alright, last one. Who is your fictional crush?
Oh SO many. I think I will have to go with….Dean Winchester.
Thank you, Noree! Now that you all are super excited about this awesome classic vampire tale, check it out at Goodreads and look for my review, coming soon!