Do you have a favorite line or excerpt that you would like to share from your book?
This is a transition from Rosedale’s work day to his night crawling before he becomes a vampyre:
"In the evening, Rosedale dismissed his valet and dressed himself with dispatch for the opera, though intent on a different kind of spectacle. He eschewed his shiny new brougham with the sable lap robes and even his newer motor-car. Rather than let his liveried driver know what he intended, Rosedale hailed a hansom on Seventy-Second Street outside The Dakota where he lived in spacious apartments across from Central Park. Asking the driver to proceed without dawdling to West Thirty-Ninth Street, he closed his eyes and lolled back against the worn cushions, withdrawing from the city’s nocturnal clamor, anticipating the pleasures ahead downtown. He was abroad in the dark marketplace that was nighttime New York where nothing could be easier to procure than oblivion."
What are some of your favorite ways to promote your work?
I love it all, but doing reading is the best. I’ve published 24 books and have done hundreds of invited readings on three different continents—and with one memoir when I appeared in Germany, I even read the German translation. That was wild! I have a background in theater, radio, and teaching--so I approach every reading as a performance. It helps that I’m an extrovert, too.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
They’re all different because I can be working on a novel, a blog, and a review at the same time. It all depends on deadlines, and it also depends on what’s going on in my non-writing life. If one of my Westies is sick, then a vet visit and caring for him takes precedence. But I’m always writing something in my head anyway. Doing this interview, at the back of my mind is the next part of a chapter in a suspense novel I’m two-thirds of the way through.