Friday, June 15, 2012

Vanessa Morgan - A Good Man - Author Interview

Author Interview

1. Who is your favorite character?
My favorite character in A Good Man is definitely the old, arthritic vampire Louis Caron.

2. Why is he/she your favorite?
Because we might recognize a lot of ourselves and others in Louis - especially his insecurities and feelings of guilt. Louis is also quite original as we don't usually see old, Botoxed vampires with arthritis.

3. How did you come to create him/her?
In 2010, my short story The Strangers Outside was brought to the screen. The main actor in that film, Pierre Lekeux, is also a producer. He loved what I had done with The Strangers Outside and he asked if I’d agree to write their next feature film. He wanted to jump onto the wagon of the current vampire-craze and he thought that I was the ideal person to bring this project to life. The only directions I had were that it had to be about a vampire and that I had to write it with certain actors in mind. I imagined what these actors would be like if they were vampires and what their worst fate would be.

4. When did he/she first enter your mind?
Louis Caron, was obviously based on Pierre Lekeux, the actor who is going to play the part in the movie adaptation. I observed him in real life and in his interactions with women and it really helped me in creating an original vampire character. I particularly loved the idea of an old vampire who suffers from arthritis and insecurities and who thinks that having a good reason for sinful behavior makes everything ok.

5. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
A Good Man is a character driven story, so everything started and evolved with Louis.

6. What do you like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
A lot of people see Louis Caron as a monster because he's a vampire and has to kill, but if you look at who he really is, you notice that he is a better man than most people we know. Most of us kill animals, because we like the taste of it. Louis kills people because he doesn't have a choice (if he doesn't drink the blood of humans, he will live eternally in a plant-like state). Louis is very much aware of what is good and what is not and he tries to make the best choices whenever he can. That's something we can't say about most humans.

About the Book

Do you like Dexter and American Psycho? Then chances are you will love A Good Man.

Louis Caron is a good man – he's a vegetarian, feeds homeless people, takes care of animals and is converned with the ecological well-being of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he's a vampire and local detective Taglioni becomes increasingly suspicious of him. Louis' attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but where he will also destroy the lives of those he cares about.

Format: eBook
Price: $0.99-$4.99
Release Date: April 2012
Buy Links: Amazon US,  Amazon UKSmashwords 

About the Author

Screenwriter and novelist Vanessa Morgan is known as the 'female version of Stephen King.' You can find out more about Vanessa Morgan and her work by going to her personal blog. If you like cats, you might also like the web comic about her cat Avalon.

Links to connect with Vanessa:
Avalon the cat blog

1 comment:

  1. An old arthritic vampire? That sounds interesting for sure!